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.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The skills and knowledge that you bring to your studies through previous education or employment experience may be credited towards specific units in this course, which can help to shorten your course duration. Please enquire with a course provider to find out more.

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Average Duration

24 months

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Nationally Recognised Training

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


Please enquire with a course provider for a list of course subjects.

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