AFA Pulse












Connecting experience. Driving career success.

AFA Pulse is a new Community of Practice designed to connect and support paraplanners and help them grow at every stage of their career.

AFA Pulse is about uniting as one community to support each other, but it is also about standing up in support of advisers and the work paraplanners do towards the common goal of delivering great advice to everyday Australians.



Paraplanners are often at the very heart of an adviser’s business. Pulse will enable us to empower paraplanners to feel more connected to their own community, share resources and learnings, and have their unique voice heard.

Pulse is open to all paraplanners from those who want a pathway into paraplanning to experienced paraplanners seeking opportunities for personal growth.


Who can join?

Membership of the Pulse Community of Practice is open to AFA members who are Paraplanners or are looking to move into this area as a professional career choice.

This includes administrators who want a pathway to paraplanning, new paraplanners, experienced paraplanners looking to move into an adviser role and career paraplanners seeking opportunities for personal growth. 

Join our AFA Paraplanner Pulse Facebook Group


AFA Membership

This program is a benefit for AFA Members. It is an important professional development initiative designed to support all paraplanners, from those starting their journey to experienced career paraplanners. We invite you to join and become a part of our community.

In addition to the AFA member benefits, AFA Paraplanner membership will provide you with access to paraplanner specific newsletters, events and resources. 

Join us by completing the Membership Form. To find out more email or call 1800 656 009 and speak to Conor Wymer.

Existing AFA Support Members can upgrade to a Paraplanner membership at a special launch discounted rate by completing the Membership Upgrade Form.

Special AFA Conference Offer

Paraplanners who register for the AFA united Conference will receive one year’s complimentary AFA Paraplanner membership. For details on how to register, email


Paraplanner Breakfast event at AFA Conference 

To kick-off our first Pulse networking opportunity, this year's Conference features a Paraplanner breakfast event hosted by Michelle Hoskin. Direct from the UK, Michelle is founder of Standards International, the UK's premier certification body for financial services and has recently launched the international standard for paraplanners. In the spirit of uniting paraplanners across Australia, it's an event not to be missed! For details on how to register, email


National Pulse Chair


  Hayley Knight

  National Pulse Chair


National Pulse Committee

Alex Gassner

NSW Pulse Chair


Lia Barnard 

QLD Pulse Chair


Kerrin Glover

ACT Pulse Chair


Kate Fellows

VIC Pulse Chair


Arijeet Chakrabarty

SA Pulse Chair


Samantha Henry

WA Pulse Chair