This site is undergoing constant refinement.
Email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org, this will help us to improve it.
Financial Brokers operate as independent agents to facilitate the trading of commodities and arrange insurance and loans of money on behalf of clients.
Operates as an independent agent to bring together buyers and sellers of commodities, negotiates private sales and arranges sales through established market places.
Specialisations: Energy Trader, Grain Buyer, Livestock Trader, Media Buyer, Wool Broker
Operates as an independent agent in the course of financial negotiations and arranges loans of money on behalf of clients. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Lease Broker, Mortgage Broker
Operates as an independent agent to sell life, fire, accident, industrial or other forms of insurance for a range of insurance companies. Registration or licensing may be required.
Includes Investment Broker. Registration or licensing may be required.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 25,400 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
An Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Many Financial Brokers have a university degree. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. Registration or licensing may also be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Financial Brokers who provide good customer service and who have strong interpersonal skills.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities Opens in a new windowO*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The information on this site is derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.
Communicating with customers, the public, government, and others in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.