Finance, banking & insurance

People working in finance, banking and insurance provide a range of services - borrowing, lending, superannuation, insurance cover, leasing and investing. They also work in financial markets - the share market, bond market and money market.

Employers in this industry include banks, credit unions and building societies, mortgage lenders, finance companies and finance brokers.

Associations, peak bodies & government organisations

Visit these organisations to find out more about each industry including information about jobs, career paths and training opportunities.

Australian Bankers Association
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia
Department of Treasury & Finance (Victoria)
Financial Services Institute of Australia 
Taxation Institute of Australia

Career profiles

Find out about the types of jobs that people do in the finance, banking and insurance industries.

Hamdam, early 20s

To become a stockbroker, it will help if you have an understanding of the financial sector and markets, strong people skills, good judgement, and knowledge of accounting and other business practices. Read more.
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