Here you will find opportunities to gain CPD points for online learning.

Small Amount Credit Contracts (payday loans)

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In the wake of Cash Convertors being fined $12m by ASIC in November 2016, this session is a timely reminder for advocates to be updated on responsible lending obligations and the role of the regulator in the consumer protection landscape.

Availability: Anytime

Time commitment: 30mins pre-reading; 1.5hr webinar; written submission

CPD Points: 2

Key Area: Technical

More on predatory for-profit debt business

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Debt Vultures are on the prowl! Watch this webinar to familiarise yourself with their practices to assist those clients negatively impacted by their dealings with Debt Vultures.

Both parts of this session are required to be completed and include:

1. Pre-webinar task. To review your understanding of content and learning, financial counsellors are to undertake a pre-webinar task and questionnaire.

2. A one hour webinar, which will help you:
-Identify who debt vultures are
-How legal principles apply to the different business models that debt vultures use
-Navigate ways you might be able to help your client (e.g. letter of demand, EDR complaint, making a referral) and how to choose the most effective method for your client
-Build knowledge of what reform is needed and how you can contribute to systemic change

To satisfy your professional obligations – and to be awarded points for attendance – you are required to participate in the entire session. We thank you for your commitment to our Code of Ethics.

Availability: Anytime

Time commitment: 2 hrs

CPD Points: 2

Key Area: Technical, Skills