- It is recommended that applicants have current work experience in the community services and health field.
- This course will be delivered in the Adelaide metropolitan area.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Job role titles may include:
Senior Financial Counsellor
Rural Financial Counsellor
This qualification applies to financial counselling, which is a specialist service assisting people faced with debt and other financial issues. This work requires:
· specialist knowledge, paralegal skills and competencies especially in regard to credit and debt issues affecting clients and their rights and obligations
· solid understanding of social and systemic issues that impact on financial counselling clients.
It may be applied in casework, community development and social justice contexts.
· This qualification is NOT related to the work performed by financial planners or financial advisors whose role is to provide clients with strategies to address their investment options.
· This qualification does NOT refer to therapeutic counselling.
Psychological issues, which affect individuals, families and groups such as gambling, substance abuse, child abuse, and mental or physical health problems require referral to a professionally qualified practitioner. However, a recognition of, and an ability to work within, a counselling framework on the way in which other issues may interact with personal financial issues is highly relevant to financial counselling practice.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling)
11 core units: Advocate for clients; Develop and implement community programs; Work effectively in the community sector; Work within a structured counselling framework; Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills; Facilitate the counselling relationship; Support clients in decision-making processes; Reflect and improve upon counselling skills; Identify and apply technical information to assist clients with financial issues; Facilitate the financial counselling process; Develop and use financial counselling tools and techniques; plus 6 elective units.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.
Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements
|University||University Course||Points||Time Equiv.||Details|
|University of Southern Queensland||Bachelor of Human Services||8 points
| ||Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling extended major)||4 points
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession