C5360 - Diploma of Financial Counselling

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Plan: C5360 - Diploma of Financial Counselling
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

The program is delivered from February to November at the RMIT City Campus.  The program is delivered in two or three two-day face-to-face workshops per month. There are some reading and learning activities that you are required to do both before and after these workshops, in your own time.  Classes will have simulated workplace activities and industry speakers informing the delivery.  The schedule is designed to support learners who need to travel to Melbourne. 

Online learning occurs via Blackboard, where you will access learning activities and subject-matter reading to support the workshop activities.  You will use Discussion Boards to continue with learning activities in the weeks between on-site workshops.  You will have extensive training in the use of Blackboard during your induction in February. 

There is be a WIL component to the program.  You are expected to complete 220 hours of work placement.  You will be supported by a (practising) Financial Counsellor, who will facilitate the work placement component of the program.  As part of your WIL, you will have the opportunity to participate in the work placement project between RMIT and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre. In this project Financial Counselling students, together with Law students (from RMIT’s Juris Doctor program) will be running the Fines Clinic.  

The approach to learning and assessment for this program will include both supervised and non-supervised forms of training delivery. 
Supervised training is teacher directed learning and assessment activities. This includes: 
-    Work placements which are mandatory requirements of assessment.
-    Structured online learning activities where there is real time access to your teachers e.g. online lectures, teacher led discussions and online activities.
-    Face-to-face learning e.g. tutorials, lectures, scheduled classes.
-    Assessment tasks.

You will also need to work independently, this includes:
-    Independent study activities such as research, reading, practical and/or theoretical practice tests or assessments. 
 

If you have a long-term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service Unit (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services) if you would like to find out more. 

 

 

 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this program you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.

You are expected to complete 220 hours of work placement.  You will be supported by a (practising) Financial Counsellor, who will facilitate the work placement component of the program.  As part of your WIL, you will have the opportunity to participate in the work placement project between RMIT and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre. In this project Financial Counselling students, together with Law students (from RMIT’s Juris Doctor program) will be running the Fines Clinic.

If you are working, particularly in a job which is related to your studies, you will also be learning while at work and may have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace for some or all of your courses. Feedback from work supervisors and others in the workplace can be used as evidence for assessment of competence, and an RMIT University assessor can visit your workplace to observe and assess your work practice and competence.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

The designated WIL courses for this program are:

CHCFIN001 Facilitate the financial counselling process

CHCFIN002 Identify and apply technical information to assist clients with financial issues

CHCFIN003 Develop and use financial counselling tools and techniques

 

 

 

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 17 units - 14 core units and 3 elective units.
 

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C5360 Courses

C5360 Core Units - Select ALL Fourteen (14) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (CHCADV001)100LAW5734CCity Campus
Provide systems advocacy services (CHCADV005)90LAW5735CCity Campus
Recognise and respond to crisis situations (CHCCCS019)45HWSS6071CCity Campus
Develop and implement community programs (CHCCDE002)125HWSS6119CCity Campus
Establish and confirm the counselling relationship (CHCCSL001)100OHTH5924CCity Campus
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills (CHCCSL002)60HWSS6120CCity Campus
Facilitate the counselling relationship and process (CHCCSL003)120OHTH5923CCity Campus
Support counselling clients in decision-making processes (CHCCSL007)120HWSS6121CCity Campus
Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)40GEDU6077CCity Campus
Facilitate the financial counselling process (CHCFIN001)85BAFI5232CCity Campus
Identify and apply technical information to assist clients with financial issues (CHCFIN002)80BAFI5233CCity Campus
Develop and use financial counselling tools and techniques (CHCFIN003)65BAFI5234CCity Campus
Interpret and use legal information (CHCLEG002)65HWSS6122CCity Campus
Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)120EMPL7098CCity Campus
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C5360 Elective Units - Select Three (3) Courses. NB: Course 051489-CHCDIV002 is included for historical enrolments and is no longer delivered.

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues (CHCMHS005)90HWSS6089CCity Campus
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness (CHCSOH001)85HWSS6073CCity Campus
Coordinate complex case requirements (CHCCSM004)75HWSS6105CCity Campus
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)25HUSO5216CCity Campus
 

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