Job role titles may include: Financial Counsellor, 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 as well as 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 Financial Counselling
This qualification includes basic counselling skills for effective interactions with clients in the Human Services industry. The course covers counselling practice, risk, ethics, counselling theories, case management, cultural diversity, and electives on relationships, grief and loss and mental health. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 13 core units and 4 elective units.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
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* 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings