CHC51115 Diploma of Financial Counselling

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Course description

A Diploma of Financial Counselling CHC51115 is a community service qualification for students seeking a career assisting clients experiencing financial issues and need help managing debt and liquidity. Students gain the skills they need to recognise and respond to crisis situations and build effective counselling relationships.

Note: to receive this Diploma students require a minimum of 220 hours of practical work placement with a financial counselling agency.

The Diploma of Financial Counselling CHC51115 is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Community Services Training Package.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

24 months

Online or Distance


Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Deductive Reasoning

Use rules to solve problems.

Economics and Accounting

Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Financial Counsellor$1,530 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CHC51115 Diploma of Financial Counselling. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the CHC51115 Diploma of Financial Counselling such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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