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Australian Broker | 27 Sep 2011, 04:00 AM Agree 0
Mortgage broking educators are urging brokers to enrol for their Diploma prior to November, when new standards are set to be introduced
  • John | 27 Sep 2011, 11:32 AM Agree 0
    Interesting how the MFAA and training organisations are trying to get brokers to complete the Diploma before the changes. If the Diploma is changing that much, wouldn't a broker get more out of it by waiting for the new course?
  • Jeff Mazzini AAMC | 27 Sep 2011, 11:45 AM Agree 0
    The great news also is that you only need to enrol by the 20th November 2011 and you have 6 months time frame to complete the course via AAMC. However AAMC does recommend that all students complete the studies as soon as practicable, as it will provide you with new skills that will assist you with the growth and development of your business and yourself.
    Also it will place you on the same level of qualification as the other professionals you currently deal with or intend to deal with.
  • Jeff Mazzini AAMC | 27 Sep 2011, 11:59 AM Agree 0
    In response to John’s comments I agree with him that the new Diploma course will have more units than the existing one and it in fact with have three more business units than we previously had. These have been added to bolster each industry participant’s skills and knowledge in these areas.
    The issues training organisations face is that there are many finance brokers that feel their current and past experience should be enough to enable them to continue to operate, when in fact many who undertake the current Diploma upgrade are also learning many new skills. There are also many Finance Brokers that as we all know are extremely busy in their successful business models and hence time is an issue for them. Hence many are looking to complete the required studies in the quickest and easiest fashion and this is why training company’s are advising the easier pathways for competition is now, before the new course materials are released.
    Also you would note from previous press releases the MFAA are attempting to align their requirement dates of the 1st July 2012 with the release of the new training packages in an effort to slow the release down, after fee back from their members.
    Being across 7 professional organisations, I feel the new training materials for the Certificate Iv and Diploma level courses will certainly add a lot more value to the industry and the participants overall.
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