Further Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer courses by distance education mode and electronically?
Yes, all courses are offered by both distance education and electronically. Click here for a FNS40815 Fact Sheet or click here for a FNS50315 Fact Sheet. Further courses will be offered by distance education mode in the future.
What happens if I enrol in a course, but then can’t attend?
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions section.
Do you offer training for larger corporate groups?
Yes, we offer tailored solutions to corporate clients. Walker & Miller can blend a course and contents to develop a training solution suited to individual or group needs. Click here for more details.
When are exam timetables available for distance education students?
You need to select an Invigilator to supervise you when you are ready to sit for your exam and forward an Exam Request form to Walker & Miller advising of their contact details. An Invigilator kit will then be forwarded to them by mail. The exam will be included in this kit in a sealed envelope and you can then sit your exam with your supervisor at a time that suits you.
Will doing work experience help me to get a job?
Yes, in most cases undertaking work experience demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm to potential employers, therefore increasing your likelihood of gaining employment.
Do you provide specific course information on this website?
Yes, you will find Course Fact Sheets in the Courses section of this website.
How do I find out about available jobs in the Mortgage Industry?
Advertised jobs are only the tip of the ‘employment iceberg’. To locate available jobs you should try to start networking within the Mortgage Industry. Attend industry functions, conferences and awards nights – get known! Perhaps start locating jobs in industry magazines, employment websites and employment agencies that specialise in the Mortgage Industry.
Can I speak to someone about Walker & Miller’s courses?
Yes, certainly – please call Walker & Miller on 1300 136 947 – we’d be delighted to hear from you.
When do course enrolments close?
You can find a schedule of proposed course dates by clicking here. We ask that you submit your Course Enrolment Form to us by fax or mail or scan/email as far in advance as possible of your chosen course date. While a $295 deposit is required, full payment does not need to made until the first day of the workshop. Distance education and electronic courses can commence at any time you desire.
How can I send in my enrolment form?
Course Enrolment Forms can be sent via fax or mail, or you may scan and email to Walker & Miller. Pricing details are provided at the bottom of the enrolment form.
How will I be advised of my results?
You will receive your results via post, not more than two weeks after you have submitted all your assessments.
What if I don’t pass my assignments?
Walker & Miller’s trainers are available for assistance by phone or email to help you if you encounter difficulty in completing your assignments. If you do not reach the 85% pass mark on your first attempt, you can re-submit your assignments at no extra cost. We want to help you achieve success whenever possible.
When do I get my Certificate?
You will receive your Certificate once your assessments have been submitted and you have achieved 85% or higher. We will forward this to you by post, within 2 weeks of your submitting all your assessments. We can also fax or email a copy to you, ahead of mailing it, if required for industry association (eg. MFAA) membership purposes.
What is RPL and who can apply?
For full details on RPL, please click here.
I have done a Certificate IV in Mortgage Lending, how do I upgrade to a Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management)?
Walker & Miller now offer nationally recognised FNS50315 Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management) course for those students that wish to upgrade their Cert IV. The Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management) qualification is ideal for finance and mortgage brokers wanting further understanding of commercial financing and for Certificate IV Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking) graduates seeking further qualification.
I have no experience in mortgage broking – which course should I do?
The minimum qualification for those seeking to enter the mortgage/lending industry is the FNS40815 Certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking) course. This should be the first course that you complete ahead of seeking employment or undertaking self-employment in this industry. If you are seeking the higher qualification of a Diploma you will still need to successfully complete the Cert IV course. It is recommended that trainees attain some work experience before upgrading to the Diploma course, but it is not essential.
Is the Mortgage Consultant Qualifying Certificate the same as a Certificate IV?
The MCQC course is the name previously used for the FNS40815 Certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking). The FNS40815 course is nationally recognised under the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) national provider number 31203. Successful completion of this course along with successful completion of the MFAA’s Initial Compliance Pack (referred to as 201A), will fulfil the education requirements for Accredited Mortgage Consultant status with the MFAA. Walker and Miller is also a Full Member of the MFAA.
Will you help me get accreditation with the banks and other lenders after I have completed my course?
Walker & Miller may provide the relevant contact details for students to arrange lender accreditations. Many mortgage broking groups (for example, aggregators and franchisors) arrange lender accreditations for their brokers. The provision of accreditation with lending institutions is at their discretion.