Our Community

AFA Communities of Practice are groups of like-minded professionals who share the AFA's values of passion for financial advice and helping Australians achieve their potential.

What is it? 

AFA Communities of Practice are groups of like-minded professionals who share the AFA’s values of passion for financial advice and helping Australians achieve their potential.

Why join? 

The AFA Communities of Practice offer high-value shared learning opportunities. We believe that peer-to-peer learning offers a complementary alternative to traditional compliance-orientated professional development. With this in mind, AFA Communities of Practice make a valuable contribution to the lifelong learning needs of financial advice professionals. Communities of Practice focus on sharing knowledge, skills, experience and expertise that far exceed the formal learning requirements of a financial adviser.

Advisers have always been a valuable source of knowledge. Practitioners constantly solve problems, refine their skills, and learn from their mistakes. They receive feedback directly from client conversations and have a unique and informed perspective on the financial advice profession. This knowledge and ongoing learning is captured and refined in the AFA’s professional development curriculum.

If a new solution, idea, or advice opportunity is discussed in a community, practitioners can apply it directly to their business, and those who develop new solutions can share their insights. This two-way process of engaging practitioners and cultivating knowledge is a valued component of the AFA’s professional development curriculum, applying hands-on learnings and insights to strategic directions that are shared with licensees, members and government stakeholders.

'We provide advice and help our clients make the tough decisions. We are there to help them reach their goals and provide the necessary safety net. It is an honourable and truly wonderful profession'
Mark Bineham
AFA President

A Genxter is an aspiring adviser or business owner who is looking to evolve and innovate.
They are looking to grow their career, business skills, approach, engagement and clients through new ideas within an aspirational and dynamic community.

Inspire is the AFA’s powerhouse for women in advice;
inspiring and growing women both seeking and giving financial advice to have an authentic voice in a safe, nurturing environment through collaborating and connecting with other professionals in the financial advice profession.

A community designed to connect and support paraplanners and help them grow at all stages of their career.

The AFA Foundation encourages giving back to local communities.
We do this by working with our charity partners to make a meaningful difference to people in need. This creates opportunities to foster community spirit and respect, by being connected and engaged with the financial advice profession.

A community of executives from financial services and advice businesses who value the support and perspectives of peers as they face into change

A forum for financial advice practitioners to network, share experiences and discuss industry issues and opportunities.