The MFAA has announced that it has postponed the deadline for the completion of the Diploma, due to a 'massive backlog' in processing last minute enrolments.
At its conference in Adelaide, CEO Phil Naylor said members would need to enrol by 30 June, but now had until 31 January 2013 to complete them.
In addition, the MFAA announced $2.4m in government funding to help members complete the Diploma.
Naylor said the funding would be allocated to about 3000 of the association's newest members, who would have the cost of the course subsidised by up to two thirds.
Naylor said those who can benefit must have enrolled by 15 June, but can't yet have completed their study.
Naylor said the changes were about getting members across the line, with only 70% of its membership having been on track to complete the Diploma by the previous deadline.