February 2017


What does the AICM mean to you?

For some it's qualifications, (such as the Diploma of Credit Management or the CCE) for others it's the insights gained from credit management experts in presentations and publications and for others it's being able to connect with the only people that know what it is like to be a credit manager, other credit managers.

One part of the AICM that members aren't always aware of is our involvement in initiatives that shape the credit and general business world.  

Our recent involvements include:
- Research into Phoenix Activity
- New policy allowing ATO to lodge defaults
- Payment times inquiry with ASBFEO and state Small Business Commissioners
- Lobbying for changes to unfair preference claims legislation

  Latest Topics   Upcoming Events  
ACCC to target unfair contracts

The Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Rod Sims says 2017 will see its enforcement teams hone in on:
- misleading and deceptive practices,
- anti-competitive conduct, and
- unfair contract terms affecting small businesses.

If you haven't reviewed your contracts and processes as a result of the Unfair Contracts Legislation extending to small business from 12 November 2017 don't delay.

If you search unfair contracts on the AICM website you'll find relevant articles to get you up to date with this important change for all that trade with small business.

AICM Articles

 ACCC enforcement priorities

Our winning new look
2017 is our 50th year and we're giving some established and new initiatives a new look.
While entries and registrations are not yet open, its never to late to start planning.

 YCP Information

 Ctoy Information

 pinnacle awards

Mandatory reporting of late payments

Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, is proposing a range of initiatives to improve the way big business pays small business, including requiring all businesses to report late payers as well as simplified legal enforcement and positive reporting of prompt payers. 

This proposal is one of those being considered by the Payment Times Inquiry of which the AICM is a partner. The inquiry is looking into the causes and effects of late payments in Australia.

As a credit professional your views on payment times in Australia are sought, via this 20 questions survey, to ensure effective solutions are generated by the inquiry.


Take the survey

More info on the inquiry

You can do it

Do you consider yourself an experienced and competent credit professional?  Then obtaining your CCE will prove this to yourself and your peers.

The Certified Credit Executive status is the symbol of a credit professional with extensive experience in credit management.

In March we will launch the "classroom" exam method of assessment in addition to the established online exam and essay.

Now there is an option to suit your style and no reason to not do the CCE exam.

 CCE Info

register for an assessment

2017 National Conference - Super Early Bird registration

The 2017 National Conference will be held at the QT Hotel Canberra and will feature one of the most spectacular Presidents Dinners ever at Parliament House in the Great Hall and registrations are now open.

While an agenda will not be finalised until mid-2017 taking advantage of the Super Early Bird Registration discount is a great way to save on the registration fee and ensure you are at the most important educational event for all credit professionals.  Registration will also unlock access to the AICM's accommodation block and conference discount at the conference venue.


Register online

Registration form

December issue of Credit Management in Australia

The March issue will hit your inbox next week, in the meantime why not read check you have gleaned all the insights from the December issue.

You can access the magazine by clicking below or logging into the members only section of the AICM website.

View Online Magazine

Recent event photos

If you want to relive a recent event or want to see what you missed out on we have loaded photos from some recent events into the Gallery on the website, including
- NSW 2016 WINC 
- WA 2016 End of Year Event
- SA 2016  Barefoot Bowls
- NSW 2016 Barefoot Bowls
- Plus more to come

Note: this is a members only section if you don't have your log-in details contact the AICM office.

 Photo Gallery

Calling all Credit Experts

If you feel you have insights that would help Credit Professionals and would like to share them, the AICM invites you to complete a contributor proposal.

 Contributor Proposal

  NSW Events
Credit Toolbox 1
Fundamentals of Credit
8 March  
(Register Now)
Training Course
Implement Risk Management Strategies
15 March  
(Register Now)
Training Course
Legal Compliance
16 & 17 March  
(Register Now)
Social Event - Wine Night
29 March  
(Save the date)
Breakfast Seminar 
Tough collections with top customers
4 April  
(Save the date)
  QLD Events
Evening Seminar - Outsourcing the receivables function
8 March  
(Register Now)
Credit Toolbox 1
Fundamentals of Credit
13 March  
(Register Now)
Credit Symposium
24 March  
(Register Now)
Evening Seminar - Tough collections with top customers
12 April  
(Register Now)
  VIC Events
Credit Toolbox 2
Collect with Confidence
15 & 29 March  
(Register Now)
Evening Seminar
Value of Staff Reviews
16 March  
(Register Now)
Full Day Seminar
20 April  
(Register Now)
Evening Seminar
Bankruptcy the process explained
20 April  
(Register Now)
Credit Toolbox 3
Understanding Credit Risk
12 & 26 April  
(Register Now)
  SA Events
Half Day Seminar
Strategies to Manage Credit Risk and Improve Cash Performance
6 April  
(Save the Date)
  WA Events
Economic Update: Brexit, Trump & WA Election
15 March  
(Register Now)

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