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Career Development

Your career development will be supported at AOFM by:

Performance Management

Regular performance reviews enable employees to improve career skills and managers to assist employees to effectively meet their performance goals and improve demonstrated behavioural attributes. This is the major driver of on-the-job training and links into succession plans and individual training and development plans.

Career Counselling

Career counselling can be accessed through the free employee assistance programme.

Mentoring Programme

All employees have been invited to participate in AOFM's mentoring programme. Mentoring provides an opportunity to build the potential of employees. It fosters professional relationships where parties have the opportunity to collaborate and share insights. It provides a forum to offer constructive and frank advice to support the career development of the protégé.

Training and Development

The training and development policy supports employees in a variety of development activities including attendance at conferences, short non-award courses, and industry forums. AOFM has allocated a significant budget for training and development. In addition AOFM runs in-house programs including an internal seminar series.

Studies Assistance

The AOFM provides financial assistance to employees who undertake programs of tertiary study that will contribute to their development as employees and to the work of the AOFM. Support for professional qualifications is also available. The Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Markets) offered by AFMA, the Chartered Financial Analyst program, and the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment offered by FINSIA are considered of particular relevance to the AOFM and students in these courses receive full financial support.


AOFM participates in Australian Government programmes to provide support for the governments of the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and has seconded staff to these countries to assist in debt management activities. We have also provided support for debt management in Thailand and Indonesia through short-term placements.

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