How to become a stockbroker

Flex your knowledge of companies and industries to advise clients on stock investments.

Pathways to this career

  1. Study an accredited undergraduate degree in accounting, commerce, economics or finance.
  2. 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.
  3. Complete a licensing program from the Stock Brokers Association of Australia.
  4. 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

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