About the Diploma
FCVic supports the delivery of the nationally accredited Diploma of Financial Counselling, which is the required qualification to practice as a financial counsellor in Australia.
The Diploma of Financial Counselling comprises 17 units of study. It is of one year duration if taken full time. It can also be competed part-time over two years.
A 220 hour structured work placement is a part of the course. Students will be assisted to locate placement opportunities.
Financial counselling is an intense job and the course is demanding, requiring at least 10 -12 hours per week of additional study outside the classroom.
Financial counselling is a unique blend of legal and advocacy work delivered within a counselling model of practice and a framework of social justice. The course includes areas of Australian Consumer Law, Credit Law, Social Security Law and a number of other legislative frameworks as well as learning counselling and individual and systemic