ICAN is pleased to announce the launch of ICAN Learn, our registered training organisation (RTO). The milestone is the realisation of a dream shared at opposite ends of Australia’s east coast. It was our vision to create an RTO dedicated to the professional development and advancement of the national financial counselling, capability and resilience sectors.
“As a specialist organisation, it has always been vital that our community receives the best quality service in these areas”, explained Aaron Davis, ICAN CEO. ICAN’s model of training, supervision and professional development is central to our success and industry recognition.”ICAN Learn will replicate this model in its training delivery,” said Mr. Davis.
Bernadette Pasco, formerly of the Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC), joined ICAN in 2016 to lead the development of ICAN Learn. Ms. Pasco was instrumental in introducing the industry qualification, ongoing professional supervision and development for financial counselling in Victoria.
“My passion and driving force over the last 10 years has been the professionalisation of the financial counselling sector,” said Bernadette, ICAN Learn’s Executive Officer. “I firmly believe that the training and professional development of our sector is crucial in making a greater impact in the communities we service.”
ICAN Learn is now accepting scholarship applications for two concurrent Diploma of Financial Counselling courses: the Indigenous Financial Counselling Mentorship Program and the Multi-Cultural Scholarship Program, to be delivered in 2017-2019.
The Indigenous Financial Counselling Mentorship Program (IFCMP) has successfully graduated 34 students from across Australia with a Diploma of Financial Counselling, over the past 8 years. The Diploma of Financial Counselling is run over 18 months and will commence in July/August 2017. Learning will take place through classroom style block training in Cairns, weekly online group training sessions and one to one contact with trainers. It is a requirement that participants attend six residential block training sessions, for 5 days per block. The residential block training sessions are spaced approximately 2.5 – 3 months apart.
Are you interested in becoming a trainer in the financial counselling, capability and resilience sectors? Are you wanting to take your career to the next level? ICAN Learn is seeking Expressions of Interest from trainers and students interested in either delivering or undertaking the Diploma of Financial Counselling (CHC51115). For more information about ICAN Learn’s delivery of the Diploma of Financial Counselling, please contact us or contact Bernadette Pasco on 0488 229 133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .