Become a Financial Counsellor

The qualification to become a financial counsellor is called the Diploma of Financial Counselling. The list of training providers offering this course is below. The course is often delivered using a combination of online learning and face-to-face lectures. It also includes 220 hours of placement in a financial counselling agency, so that students can apply their learning.

Training Providers

New South Wales

TAFE NSW Western Institute

Sharna Dean
Phone: (02) 6391 5644

The Salvation Army Booth College

Contact: Kat Georgiadis
Phone: 02 9502 5008


Information about enrolment

The Diploma of Financial Counselling is now offered at RMIT University. Enrolment is by direct application only, please contact Jo Wallwork for more information on


ICAN Learn is a social enterprise registered training organisation that is focused on supporting the financial counselling and capability industry. It delivers the Financial Literacy Education Skill Set and the Diploma of Financial Counselling. ICAN Learn works with local trainers to design delivery in your state/ territory, and can provide for remote students.

ICAN Learn, in partnership with CBA, delivers the Indigenous Financial Counselling Mentorship Program in Cairns to Indigenous students from around Australia and the Multi Cultural Scholarship in Victoria in 2017 - contact or go to the ICAN Learn website to complete an inquiry form.

Western Australia

There is currently no training provider offering the course in Western Australia.

South Australia


Christine Heusler Lecturer/Coordinator Diploma of Financial Counselling, TafeSA
Phone: (08) 8391 7391

Australian Institute of Social Relations

Iain Henderson, Manager, Education and Training
Phone: 08 8245 8100
Fax: 08 8346 7333

Detailed information about the Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling), including gaining recognition through relevant experience, advocacy and community development is available here.


There is currently no training provider offering the course in Tasmania.

See also

Fact Sheet 2 - Do I Need a Licence to be a Financial Counsellor