Training & Development
The FAST professional development program keeps you up-to-date with industry trends and business strategy while connecting you to fellow brokers and recognising and rewarding your business achievements.
FAST invests significantly in our professional development program. Our training workshops will give you insight and guidance on diversifying your business offering. Our events program covers Residential, Commercial and Asset Finance, with a balance of internal and external speakers. Our comprehensive program also allows us to recognise and reward our top performing brokers.
FAST’s locally run workshops provide you with the practical tools to identify commercial and asset finance opportunities within your current book. You’ll develop the confidence to articulate your proposition in client conversations, and the skills to market your business services to new and existing clients through email marketing and social media channels.
You’ll learn to use CRM effectively to record and capture client data. You’ll also be introduced to key lender contacts and learn how to submit commercial deals to lenders using our Podium 2.0 technology platform. And most importantly, you’ll be provided ongoing support following your attendance at our workshop.
In conjunction with MFAA, FAST offers the Certificate in Equipment Finance to empower you with formal qualifications and boost your credentials. As a FAST broker you can access a subsidised rate to this 12-week program, or apply for one of four annual scholarships.
Women in business
FAST is committed to enabling diversity in the industry, including encouraging women in business. These events offer female brokers and lenders a unique forum to network and gain insights from their professional peers and award-winning speakers.
National Professional Development Convention
We recognise the importance of continuing and improving professional development in order to help you with being a successful broker.
This event provides brokers with the highest quality speakers, covering essential and relevant topics - helping them stay ahead of the competition.
At this event, you’ll benefit from:
- Continuous industry, economic and lender updates, plus insights to market trends
- Business improvement opportunities
- Networking with other FAST Brokers, Lender Partners and industry peers
FAST Broker Forum
This niche event runs quarterly in every state. It’s an opportunity for brokers, FAST Partnership Managers and selected lender representatives to meet in a relaxed forum to discuss key issues relating to product, industry and services.
FAST Business Excellence Conference
This FAST conference recognises and rewards the highest achieving brokers from around the country, with an all-expenses paid invitation to attend this premium event.
During the conference, FAST Brokers and Lender Partners have an opportunity to hear from industry and business experts, while networking with fellow peers and participating in focus group sessions.
The FAST Event app allows you to interact with other delegates, share your experiences and rate speakers and content. At a recent event, engagement peaked at 97% of brokers interacting with the FAST event app.