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Learn how to provide information, support and advocacy to help people in financial difficulty to identify short and long-term financial goals.
In this program you will gain the skills and knowledge to work as a an accredited financial counsellor within a range of community service areas of law and policy including consumer credit law, debt enforcement practices, the bankruptcy regime, industry hardship policies and government concession frameworks.
You will be taught by financial counsellors, counsellors and community lawyers, who are experts in their fields.
Designed with flexibility in mind, this program is delivered through monthly three-day workshops at the RMIT city campus. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a 220 hour work placement.
The course is made up of 14 x three-day workshops between February and November.
There is a 220 hour placement component for the course, supported by a Work Integrated Learning practitioner.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
Students will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects and practical assignments.
RMIT work closely with the peak body for Financial Counselling in Victoria, the Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC) and maintain a Program Advisory Committee comprised of employers in the sector, social researchers and policy experts.
Financial Counsellors are employed in community agencies and are funded largely by either State Governments or the Federal Government. Graduates may be employed in casework, community development, and social justice contexts.