• Course Duration: 16- 18 Months
  • Course Code: CHC51115
  • Location: 9/120 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • RPL: Yes

Brief Overview

ICAN Learn is seeking people from diverse non-English speaking cultures who may be working in a community services organisation and are interested in becoming a qualified financial counsellor to work with members of their community in financial difficulty.

CHC51115 - Diploma of Financial Counselling is delivered through ICAN Learn, a registered training organisation that employs sector trainers in your State/Territory that understand your needs. CHC5115 - Diploma of Financial Counselling is run over 18 months and will commence in October 2017. Learning will take place through classroom style face-to-face training, weekly online group training sessions and one-on-one contact with trainers, based in Melbourne CBD.

This course is unique in that it offers CHCSS00077 - Financial Literacy Education Skill Set in the first week of the Diploma course. This enables participants to understand the roles of both financial capability worker and that of financial counsellor at completion of the full course.

The 17 units that make up CHC51115 - Diploma of Financial Counselling are clustered into topic areas including: counselling, financial and legal, advocacy, consumer rights and elective units. The course provides practical skills and knowledge, so that graduates can assist their clients with a wide range of financial difficulties. Participants will learn how to support clients in decision making, facilitate the financial counselling process, develop and use financial counselling tools/techniques to address credit and debt issues and identity systemic issues. Graduates will gain a full understanding of a client’s financial/consumer rights and responsibilities.

Course Outline

Please use the link below to download a PDF file.

Diploma of Financial Counselling Course Outline

More Information

For more information please download the MCSP Brochure and ICAN Learn 2017 MCSP Scholarship Application

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you think you have skills or qualifications that meet the requirements of CHC51115 – Diploma of Financial Counselling, you can download the following kit, work through it and get a sense of what you can apply for. You will need to ensure that you complete the kit thoroughly, using the self assessment tool and the guide to evidence that you will need to provide.
You cannot apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for part of a unit.

ICAN Learn RPL Application form


Student Handbook