A dedicated community and education for Professional Year advisers and their practices.

 Professional Year by CFS gives your Professional Year (PY) advisers the support they need to fly through their structured training requirements, with free and easy access to quality education and training. With our support, they’ll develop into confident and skilled professionals – ready to serve your clients and boost your team’s capability.

Connect to a community of peers

CFS has partnered with Ensombl, the leading professional development platform, to help you provide a clear, easy pathway for PY advisers.


PY advisers can connect with their peers and experienced financial advisers to help them build their own community and support network. It gives them a forum to collaborate, share ideas and insights, and provide encouragement to others on the same career path.

Dedicated education

The Education Library is a great starting point to develop PY advisers’ knowledge, confidence and capability as they progress through their Professional Year. It includes special access to our award-winning technical team, FirstTech, and contributes towards the requirement to complete 100 hours of structured training.


The training assists PY advisers to develop strong foundational knowledge and practical strategies to assist with future clients. It’s designed to fit alongside work and home commitments, offering the flexibility to choose content that suits their needs and can be completed at their own pace.


Resources include:

  • structured training in Technical Competence, Client Care and Practice, and Professionalism and Ethics
  • monthly live webinars by FirstTech
  • on-demand videos and podcasts
  • professional development guides
  • helpful articles and tools
  • special education and networking events.

“Starting out as Professional Year candidate, I’ve found the resources and community of Ensombl invaluable. Everyone is extremely generous with their time, I’ve already started building out a strong network and I feel as though I always have a place to turn if I have any questions.”

— Anthony McInnes, Absolute Wealth Advisers1

About Ensombl

Ensombl (formerly XY Adviser) is the leading digital program for financial advisers. Connected to more than 7,000 advice professionals across Australia and with a growing presence in South Africa, Ensombl offers a peer-to-peer professional development community for both new entrants to the industry and established advisers.


It’s free to create an Ensombl account to access Professional Year by CFS – and you can use the platform on desktop or by downloading the Ensombl app.


Note that Professional Year isn’t limited to PY advisers – supervisors and aspiring PY candidates are all welcome.

Any questions?

Any questions?

If you want to know more about Professional Year by CFS, please get in touch with your local Business Development Manager or our adviser education team at learn@cfs.com.au

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1The opinion contained in this webpage has been supplied by Anthony McInnes, representing Absolute Wealth Advisers. Anthony McInnes has given CFS their permission to reproduce their opinion within this document. CFS is not affiliated with Anthony McInnes and/or Absolute Wealth Advisers.


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