Mentor Academy

All NSBS financial mentors are professionally trained and fully accredited by FinCap, the non-governmental national body, and licensed to work in the financial capability sector. As a valued BFC service provider, NSBS delivers the FinCap Financial Mentor Introductory Course (FMIC) to people who want to become a financial mentor. The NSBS Mentor Academy will be the nation’s leading provider of financial literacy education and licensed mentor training.

Financial Mentor Training Course (FMIC)

At NSBS, education, professional development and training is a vital part of the organisation. We are a valued Building Financial Capability (BFC) service provider and work closely with FinCap, the non-governmental national body of the financial capability sector, to deliver their Financial Mentor Training Course (FMIC) to people who want to become financial mentors.
NSBS provides the FinCap Financial Mentor Introductory Course (FMIC). This NZQA micro-credential is for those wanting to become a financial mentor within the BFC sector service.
Our Financial Mentor Manager, Abid Al-Atafi, is a professional certified financial mentor and a contracted national facilitator of the FinCap course, which is run from the NSBS North Shore offices.
Mentors who successfully complete the intensive course and receive their certificate undergo professional hands-on training before they are fully accredited and licensed to work in the industry.
For more information about the course please contact or 0800 283 238.


Accredited Certification

All NSBS financial mentors successfully complete the Financial Mentor Introductory Course (FMIC), an intensive training programme fully accredited by FinCap, the non- governmental national financial capability body.


Meet the Instructor

Abid Al-Atafi is the Financial Mentor Director at NSBS and leads the Mentor Academy. He is a professional certified financial mentor and a recognised national facilitator. Abid takes students through the intensive and accredited Financial Mentor Training Course (FMIC) where graduates go on to become financial mentors.


The NSBS Mentor Academy

If you would like to support the growth of the NSBS Mentor Academy you can make a direct donation, or you can partner with us as we grow our financial literacy education courses. For more information about our mentoring services, education development programmes or training to become a financial mentor contact or 09 486 6206.

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