Your career development will be supported at AOFM by:
Under the AOFM performance management system, each employee is required to articulate a training and development plan. In conjunction with the annual review of performance in July, plans are developed to help employees effectively meet their performance goals and improve demonstrated behavioural attributes. This is the major driver of on-the-job training. This is also the opportunity for staff and managers to develop succession plans to enable AOFM to manage key person risk.
An opportunity for all employees to have career counselling is provided annually. Career counselling can also be obtained on an ad hoc basis through the employee assistance 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.
The AOFM provides 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 will be supported at the 100% level for part-time study.
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. Arrangements have also been made to provide short-term placements with other market participants and debt offices.