Diploma of Financial Counselling

CHC51115

Diploma of Financial Counselling

As a Financial Counsellor, you will have the ability to assist those who are facing financial hardship.

AIPC is the largest provider of counselling courses in the country. We have specialised in counsellor training for over 26-years. We have proudly helped over 55,000 people from 27 countries pursue their personal and career interests in counselling.

Our Diploma of Financial Counselling provides you with the specialised skills and knowledge to work in the field of Financial Counselling, with underpinning understanding of the Counselling and Community Services disciplines.

Whether you are seeking a fresh start in a worthwhile profession; or want to acquire financial counselling skills as an adjunct to you core profession – such as teachers, nurses, ministers of religion, corrective services officers and administrators, the Diploma of Financial Counselling is applicable to people from all backgrounds.

Duration

18 months (full time)

Next Intake

Enrol anytime

Structure

17 Units

Course Delivery

Online, On-Campus, Full-time, Part-time, Self-paced

Entry Requirements

Completed Year 12 or Completed a Certificate III qualification, or have at least 3 years of sufficient life experience (work or study), if over 21 years of age.

Payment Options

Reduced Upfront or Monthly Payment Plan via Credit Card or Direct Debit. Austudy and Abstudy approved

  • Course Structure
  • Investment
  • Student Support
  • Benefits

Unit Number

Title

Unit 1

Work with diverse people

This unit gives the student the opportunity to reflect upon gender, culture, ethnicity, subculture, sexuality and ability and how they are each to be valued and respected within our community and a counselling context.

  • CHCDIV001
  • Work with diverse people

Unit 2

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

Students will obtain the ability to develop and implement case management processes to allow for planning, monitoring and reviewing for effective service provision.

  • CHCCSM005
  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

Unit 3

Assess co-existing needs

In this unit, students will learn how to determine a range of suitable services to address diverse client needs, through client assessment and liaising with specialists.

  • CHCCCS004
  • Assess co-existing needs

Unit 4

Provide advocacy and representation services

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills required to formally advocate for clients within the service.

  • CHCADV002
  • Provide advocacy and representation services

Unit 5

Provide systems advocacy services

Through this unit students will learn how to advocate for improvements to service delivery to enhance client outcomes.

  • CHCADV005
  • Provide systems advocacy services

Unit 6

Develop and implement community programs

Students will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to source, analyse, develop and implement community programs.

  • CHCCDE002
  • Develop and implement community programs

Unit 7

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

The unit introduces a structured approach to counselling to establish the client-counsellor relationship.

  • CHCCSL001
  • Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

Unit 8

Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

This unit involves the exploration and application of skills and knowledge required to use advanced interpersonal communication skills to facilitate the client-counsellor relationship in a counselling situation.

  • CHCCSL002
  • Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

Unit 9

Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

Students learn how to assist clients to clarify their goals, explore options and develop a course of action.

  • CHCCSL007
  • Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

Unit 10

Facilitate the counselling relationship and processes

This unit covers the counselling relationship and the process of counselling clients over a number of sessions.

  • CHCCSL003
  • Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

Unit 11

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

This unit covers how to identify, address and respond to crisis situations.

  • CHCCCS019
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations

Unit 12

Facilitate the financial counselling process

Through this unit, students learn how to assess and respond to initial and ongoing client needs through the financial counselling process.

  • CHCFIN001
  • Facilitate the financial counselling process

Unit 13

Interpret and use legal information

Students learn how to source and interpret relevant legislation and regulations to support clients.

  • CHCLEG002
  • Interpret and use legal information

Unit 14

Identify and apply technical information to assist clients with financial issues

This unit covers the requirements for being able to use technical information to assist clients with financial issues.

  • CHCFIN002
  • Identify and apply technical information to assist clients with financial issues

Unit 15

Develop and use financial counselling tools and techniques

Through this unit, students will learn how to approach the development of tools, resources and techniques required within the Financial Counselling field.

  • CHCFIN003
  • Develop and use financial counselling tools and techniques

Unit 16

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

This unit focuses on the individual needs and rights of clients and how to assist them.

  • CHCADV001
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Unit 17

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

This unit focuses on the need for counsellors to partake in supervision, professional development and reflective process in order to be effective within their counselling field.

  • CHCPRP003
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

 

Some units require completion of a practical demonstration of skills in a simulated work environment. This course also requires the completion of a work placement of a minimum of 220 hours.

 

At AIPC we have a payment method to suit every student. If you decide to pay for your course upfront you will enjoy a substantial discount, and you can concentrate on your studies without thinking about further payments.

If you would prefer to spread your payments, you can take advantage of our monthly payment plans over 21 months.

We always strive to keep tuition as affordable as possible, opening up quality education for everyone.

Course *
Reduced Upfront Payment
Monthly Payments **
Diploma of Financial Counselling
$3,490.00
$199.00 x 21 months

*The Diploma of Financial Counselling includes 10 compulsory practical course elements which can be completed by attending ten seminar topics (ten 1 day seminars). Each day is just $140. If you are unable to attend the seminars in person, these practical components can be completed by demonstrating your skills on DVD/video (cost as per seminar attendance), or having a private assessor assess your skills ($20, plus assessor fee).

**Monthly payments can be made by Credit Card or Direct Debit.

For over 26-years AIPC has set the benchmark for service and support in external counselling studies. We are the only counselling educator to offer a complete external study support system that has been developed and refined over decades of research and continual student feedback.

Study Assistance with Degree-qualified Education Advisers

As a student you have unlimited access to the Institute’s Toll Free 1300 Study Assistance Line. Our Degree-qualified Education Advisers are available 9am and 5pm EST Monday to Friday to provide you with friendly academic support. Their focus is to support you throughout your studies so you can graduate in the time frame you set. This includes answering questions on assignment topics, personal coaching on assignment writing, and giving hints and tips on specific concepts. The Study Assistance Line is there whenever you feel you need a bit of extra guidance.

Practical Experience

The structure of the Diploma of Financial Counselling ensures you graduate with sufficient practical skill so you can apply your counselling knowledge with confidence. The course includes a number of practical components that cover a range of topics including Communication, Counselling and Interview Skills, The Counselling Process and Practical Application of Counselling Therapies.

 

Because we have students all across Australia, and indeed the world, we provide a variety of flexible options to enable timely and effective completion of the practical components. Regular seminars give you the opportunity to apply the theory you have learned in contemporary counselling scenarios. They are also a great opportunity to get together with fellow students and participate in casework sessions under the guidance of a qualified Lecturer. Seminars are held regularly in most capital cities throughout Australia.

 

Students who may not be able to attend seminars for whatever reason, can elect to complete the practical components through alternate means, such as a one-on-one or small group session with a private assessor. We have private assessors in numerous regional areas across Australia.

 

Students can also complete their practical components by recording their demonstration of skills and uploading to us. We have guidelines available to assist students compile their recordings and develop effective role plays to demonstrate their skills.

Tutorials

Optional tutorials are a support service that is available at most Student Support Centres. Tutorials provide you with support on each written subject. They are conducted as a two-hour mini-lecture and will assist you in understanding theory, provide you with tips on how to structure your study timetable, help you successfully compile your assignments and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

 

If you are unable to attend a tutorial, you can always call our friendly Education Advisers on the national Toll Free Study Assistance Line and have your questions answered over the phone – or just email your Tutor.

Institute Website

The Institute website is an extremely helpful study resource. Via the website you can access the My.AIPC Student Portal which is your link to numerous study support and e-learning functions. You can:

  • Download electronic versions of your workbooks,
  • Complete your activities and upload for marking,
  • Contact an Online Education Adviser for study assistance,
  • Access the Knowledge Base, a massive database of the most commonly asked academic questions, categorised for particular subjects, activities and concepts,
  • See when seminars are available in your area,
  • Plus much more.

Unique Resources To Expand Your Learning

The Institute has developed a comprehensive range of resources to help you expand your knowledge and practical skills throughout your studies and beyond.

 

As a student you receive a complimentary subscription to The Professional Therapist magazine. The Professional Therapist is a quality industry publication full of practical case studies and counselling scenarios to hone your skills and broaden your knowledge.

 

The Institute also has a large reference list of books and resources for students who wish to broaden their reading. This list covers the areas of Counselling, Psychology, Sociology and Behavioural Science.

 

Capitalising on the accessibility of the internet, the Institute has developed two websites to complement your studies. The Institute's Articles site at www.aipc.net.au/articles is an online facility where you can browse numerous articles on a variety of counselling topics. And Counselling Connection, the Institute's official blog, at www.counsellingconnection.com, assists you with access the latest information about counselling and what's happening in the industry.

 

There are also numerous ways to connect to the Institute through social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Google Communities.

  • Study online from home and at your own pace, so you can fit learning around your lifestyle.
  • Maximise your investment and save thousands of dollars off traditional classroom programs.
  • Nationally Recognised training program.
  • Complete access to the My.AIPC Student Portal which contains all your course material, bonus resources, tutor contacts and video lectures and also facilitates assignment submission.
  • Flexible payment options and Austudy and Abstudy approved.
  • Dedicated study support system. We are the only counselling educator to offer a complete external study support system that has been developed and refined over decades of research and continual student feedback.
  • The Institute has been operating for over 26-years and remains the only exclusive national provider of counselling education.

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