How to become a stockbroker
Pathways to this career
- Study an accredited undergraduate degree in accounting, commerce, economics or finance.
- Already studied an undergraduate in a different field? Redirect your career or advance your existing skills with a postgraduate finance degree to qualify as a stock broker.
- Complete a licensing program from the Stock Brokers Association of Australia.
- Demonstrate your qualifications, experience and progression as a stockbroker to register with ASIC.
What does a stockbroker do?
Duties and tasks
- Buys, trades and sells orders based on research
- Daily studies and interprets data from a variety of resources to determine how a company is doing financially
- Maintains strong communication with clients regarding transactions and potential investment opportunities
- Manages peoples shares and makes financial decisions on their behalf
- Meets with clients to find out specifically their investment interest
- Promotes services to attract new customers
- Australian Financial Markets Association
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
- Finance Sector Union (National Office)
- Financial Services Institute of Australia
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