Financial Planner

Financial Planner

Financial Planners are responsible for developing financial strategies for individuals or organisations, and assisting clients with complex decisions around the best way to protect and grow their wealth.

The key responsibilities for a Financial Planner can also include active involvement in business development and new opportunity identification, while strictly adhering to risk and compliance processes and protocols. The average salary of a Financial Planner is $93,732 per annum.

As a Financial Planner, it's important to maintain your education and training so that you're always giving the most up-to-date advice.

Salary range
Average salary $93,732
salary range
$81,594
$93,732
$110,651
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
9% by 2020
9%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Financial Planner are:
NSW
NSW 36.2%
VIC
VIC 25.4%
QLD
QLD 18.9%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Financial Planner are:
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Aptitude for research
  • Good with numbers
  • Analytical and planning skills
  • Interested in the financial market
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Prepare yourself for a career as a Financial Planner with one of these three nationally recognised courses.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Open the doors to work in roles such as Investment Manager or Senior Finance Manager when you gain advanced skills in financial decision-making and practice with these courses.

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