The Case for Change for the Diploma of Financial Counselling
Written on the 14 July 2021 by Kate Fox
The Financial Counselling Case for Change has gone to public consultation. It is available on the SkillsIQ website until 5pm Thursday 22 July. To see the document FCA sent to SkillsIQ,and on which the SkillsIQ consultation is based (and is partly reproduced by them in Appendix F) please click here.
Below is information from Fiona Guthrie:
In summary, the proposed changes are:
Consultation originally occured in February 2020 but was placed on hold due to COVID-19. The consultation we conducted in putting together the case for change reflected a very strong view that there was a need for more content targeted directly at financial counsellors. That is why there is a proposal to add two more targeted units. The addition of targeted units necessarily means letting go of some of the other stand- alone units.Proivde your feedback
The issue that worried some people in February 2020, was the idea that the systemic advocacy unit would no longer be a stand-alone unit. As noted above, the case for change instead would see systemic advocacy incorporated into the new financial counselling unit on integrated practice.You are welcome to send your feedback directly to SkillsIQ via email
SAFCA is very interested in the views of members about this and all other aspects of the proposed changes.If you would like to provide feedback to us so we can understand more about what SA and NT members think about the proposed changes, please us a response no longer than one page addressing the following:
Responses to be send to SAFCA via email.