ICAN Learn and CommBank Announce Scholarship Opportunities for 2024

Find out more here: https://icanlearn.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/ICL-Scholarship-Brochure-ATSI-2023-3.pdf

Scholarships are now available in 2024 through a lasting partnership between ICAN Learn and CommBank, marking a significant ongoing commitment to Indigenous vocational education. This collaboration is set to further enhance a flourishing Indigenous Financial Counselling and Capability sector.

ICAN Learn will kickstart the initiative in 2024 with the CommBank CHC51122 Diploma of Financial Counselling scholarship program, a vital step for those aiming to become professional financial counsellors. The program’s success lies in its culturally competent approach, empowering local individuals to address community-specific financial issues effectively.

Tracey McCurdy, the Executive Officer at ICAN Learn, is enthusiastic about the educational offerings, particularly the inclusion of a specialised skillset CHCSS00084 Lead and Support colleagues aimed at supporting seasoned professionals to become leaders in the sector.  “ICAN Learn provides flexible educational pathways that align with our student’s career aspirations. Our courses are structured to allow skill recognition and diverse employment opportunities,” McCurdy stated.

ICAN Learn operates as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a social enterprise. The revenue generated from fee-paying students and stakeholders is reinvested into broader initiatives aimed at empowering Indigenous consumers.

Scholarship Details for 2024

The following courses are available under the scholarship program:

  • CHC51122 Diploma of Financial Counselling: The essential qualification for becoming a financial counsellor.
  • CHCSS00084 Lead and Support colleagues: A three-unit skill set designed for qualified practitioners.

Eligibility and Application Process

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Identify as Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander.
  2. Demonstrate a readiness and commitment to study.
  3. Complete and submit an online scholarship application form.
  4. Attend a pre-training interview if accepted.
  5. Fulfill all enrolment requirements, including assessments for Language, Literacy, and Numeracy.

These scholarships represent a significant opportunity for Indigenous individuals to advance their careers in financial services, contributing to community resilience and empowerment. ICAN Learn and CommBank is proud to support the next generation of financial well-being professionals. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of this exceptional educational opportunity.

You can find out more here: https://icanlearn.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/ICL-Scholarship-Brochure-ATSI-2023-3.pdf