Trust Officers administer trusts, estates and settlements on behalf of beneficiaries.

    You can work as a Trust Officer without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Trust Officers. A course in personal trust administration might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Assists solicitors in areas of conveyancing, contracts, common law, probate and other legal practice matters.
    • Satisfies statutory requirements, establishes beneficial entitlements and distributes assets.

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    • $1,119 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Trust Officers

    • 1,100 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 71% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 40 hours Average full-time
    • 43 years Average age
    • 78% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Trust Officers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 1,100 in 2011 to 1,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Trust Officers work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Financial and Insurance Services; Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (71%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 43 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 78% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Financial and Insurance Services44.3
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services25.3
    Public Administration and Safety14.0
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8.9
    Other Industries7.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateTrust OfficersAll Jobs Average
    NSW18.431.6
    VIC24.025.6
    QLD30.020.0
    SA8.77.0
    WA13.010.8
    TAS2.92.0
    NT1.21.0
    ACT1.71.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketTrust OfficersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.3-5.05.0
    20-244.0-9.39.3
    25-3425.5-22.922.9
    35-4423.1-22.022.0
    45-5425.7-21.621.6
    55-5910.5-9.09.0
    60-645.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.2-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationTrust OfficersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate8.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree25.6-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma18.8-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV14.6-21.121.1
    Year 1221.7-18.118.1
    Year 114.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below6.8-12.512.5

    You can work as a Trust Officer without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Trust Officers. A course in personal trust administration might be helpful.

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    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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    1. Clerical

      70% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    2. Customer and personal service

      61% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Law and government

      59% Skill level

      How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

    4. English language

      55% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    5. Computers and electronics

      47% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    1. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    2. Being exact or accurate

      100% Important

      Be very exact or highly accurate.

    3. Frequent decision making

      100% Important

      Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

    4. Unstructured work

      99% Important

      Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

    5. Face-to-face discussions

      96% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

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