Diploma of Financial Counselling

Duration Up to 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCHC51115
TAFE SA CodeTP00942
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Course Admission Requirements

    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    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. NOTE: · 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 (CHC51115)
    This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to be able to deliver a specialist service within the community services sector. They will work with a variety of people faced with debt and other financial issues. This qualification will provide you with specialist knowledge, paralegal skills and competencies focusing on credit and debt issues affecting clients and their rights and obligations. It provides a solid understanding of social and systemic issues that impact on financial counselling clients. 14 core units plus 3 electives.

    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.

    Credit Transfer

    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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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    Fees

    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.