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  • Skilled Occupation PROFESSIONALS Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals > Financial Brokers and Dealers, and Investment Advisers Financial Dealers Futures Trader


      Buys and sells commodity futures on behalf of clients. Registration or licensing is required.

      Skill Level: 1

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Futures Trader is $ 186,242 for male employees and $ 110,408 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 38.0 Females: 40.0 Persons: 38.6
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2222 Financial dealers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Futures Trader

    Employer Sponsorship
    489 Visa
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Futures Trader
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    Business Visas
    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    Futures Trader categories in Group B.

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    Futures Trader job description, duties and education requirements


      FINANCIAL DEALERS conduct financial market transactions on behalf of clients.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Registration or licensing may be required.

      Tasks Include:

      • obtaining information on securities, market conditions, government regulations and financial circumstances of clients
      • interpreting data from securities reports, financial periodicals and stock-quotation viewer screens
      • analysing financial markets and financial market products
      • providing information and offering advice on financial market matters, market conditions and the history and prospects of corporations
      • executing buy and sell orders in the market place on behalf of clients
      • relaying trade information to clients such as the number of contracts bought and sold and the price
      • monitoring futures prices and market changes, and bidding for commodity futures contracts
      • recording and transmitting buy and sell orders
      • calculating and recording costs of transactions


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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