I trained as a teacher and worked on and off over 10 years until I could no longer get work in the area.
I retrained in retail and ran op shops for charity before moving in to the ER area where I did my cert 4 in community services.
When I completed that I felt I wanted to do more study and discovered the diploma.
I did my work placement at Anglicare in 2011 and was offered a full time job in 2012.
“Paul (Bluey) has been working with Rural Business Tasmania Inc. as a rural financial counsellor since June 2010.
Bluey is based out of Devonport and his patch covers from the Deloraine/Meander area along the North West Coast through to Circular Head.
He has completed a diploma of community services (financial counselling), an advanced diploma in agribusiness management and a graduate certificate in professional accounting.
Bluey is an accountant, and financial counsellor, by profession and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants”.
Kelly has been working as a Financial Counsellor with Anglicare since August 2016. Kelly is based in the South of the state, and works across Hobart and Glenorchy offices.
Kelly has a Diploma of Financial Counselling, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Human Resource Management), and a Master of Criminology and Justice.
Kelly is currently the Secretary for the Financial Counsellors Association of Tasmania.
With a background in Banking and Finance I have 5 years experience as a financial Counsellor based in Devonport and also provide outreach coverage to the greater Queenstown area on the West Coast.
Ross has been a financial counsellor with Anglicare Tasmania since 2012 and Public Officer with FCAT since 2015. He enjoys the privilege of supporting Tasmanians work towards financial capability.
Wendy joined Rural Business Tasmania in 2009 as administration officer and support for the Rural Financial Counsellors following 30 years in the banking industry in various roles including lending and management.
She completed the Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) in 2015 and went on to achieve an Advanced Diploma of Agricultural Management. Other experience includes involvement in a family orchard and various volunteer roles including advocacy mental health and the veteran community.
Wendy enjoys outdoor adventure sports, travel and using her life experience to assist others.
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Danielle has been a passionate Financial Counsellor since 2012, currently working with Anglicare in Tasmania’s north. Danielle has recently completed a Bachelor of Human and Community Services, and holds a Diploma of Financial Counselling, and Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling, Case Management and Counselling).
Danielle is currently the State Representative for Financial Counselling Australia.