ABOUT FCAN

The Financial Counsellor's Association of NSW

The Financial Counsellors’ Association of NSW Inc (FCAN) is the peak membership body that represents and supports Financial Counsellors in NSW.

FCAN was established in 1980, as the Institute of Financial Counselling. Since that time, FCAN has been providing services to members, including accreditation, training programs, professional development, professional supervision, advocacy and representation, and assistance with lobbying and liaising with government departments.

FCAN MISSION

Here to Support, Sustain & Enhance the Profession

We are a not-for-profit, charitable institution here to provide support to financial counsellor Members and financial counselling agencies.

Purposes

The purposes of FCAN are:

Not-For-Profit

to be a not-for-profit, charitable and benevolent institution.

Support for Members and Agencies

to provide support to financial counsellor Members and financial counselling agencies, particularly those which are public benevolent institutions and registered charities, through professional development, training and advocating for reform and funding for members.

Objectives

The objectives of FCAN are to ensure that:

Financial counsellors in NSW are supported to comply with best practice
The financial counselling sector has secure, stable and sustainable funding
Financial counselling has a high profile
Vulnerable consumers have an effective voice

Non-Profit Clause

The assets and income of the association shall be applied solely in furtherance of its purposes and objects and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the association except as bona fide compensation for services rendered, goods sold or expenses properly incurred by or on behalf of the association.

MEMBERS

About Our Members

NSW Financial Counsellors

All financial counsellors in NSW are members of the Financial Counsellors' Association NSW.

Best Practice

Entry level qualification requirements, ongoing professional development, supervision and Code of Ethical Conduct ensure our members provide best practice.

300+ Members

We have over 300 members working in community organisations and charities.

Don't Charge Fees or Commissions

Financial counsellors do not charge fees to clients or receive commissions for the services they offer according to the no fee for service policy.

OUR STAFF

Behind The Scenes

The people responsible for the ongoing operations of the Association.

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Jo Parker
Executive Officer
Jocelin Walker
Senior Administrator
Vacant
Workforce Development Officer
Lesley Dixon
Membership Administration & Bookkeeping
Martin Derby
Accreditation and Supervision Officer
Wayne Warburton
Sharkwatch Editor
Jo Parker
Executive Officer
Jocelin Walker
Senior Administrator
Vacant
Workforce Development Officer
Lesley Dixon
Membership Administration & Bookkeeping
Martin Derby
Accreditation and Supervision Officer
Wayne Warburton
Sharkwatch Editor