Financial and Insurance Services

Work in the beating heart of the economy providing a range of financial and insurance services and advice.

Overview

The financial and insurance services industry is responsible for the management of money. Its work involves creating, facilitating and managing financial assets and transactions, as well as the management of risks and liabilities. Jobs are in government or private companies.

In the public sector, or government, occupations cover areas like, financial policy and regulation, managing government funds and economy, and monitoring large financial movements and companies.

The private sector services range from lending finances and operating money transfer systems, dealing stocks, foreign currency exchanges, providing financial advice planning to companies and people, and managing risk and assets. Jobs are generally in banks, credit unions, superannuation and insurance providers, investment managers and stockbrokers.

Many of the private companies that operate in the financial and insurance services industry have international offices or work very closely with other companies overseas.

Industry Considerations
  • The majority of workers in this industry hold university degrees, though some jobs such as bank tellers do not require post-school qualifications.
  • Most jobs are full time.
  • Jobs are mostly concentrated in capital cities, in particular Sydney and Melbourne; nearly half the industry is employed in New South Wales.

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Network Analyst
Network Analyst

Network Analysts research and analyse network architecture, and recommend policies and strategies for designing, planning and…

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Very strong

ICT Business and Systems Analyst
ICT Business and Systems Analyst

Examine information technology and communications systems; design information and communication technology (ICT) solutions to…

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$2,274/week
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Very strong

ICT Support and Test Engineer
ICT Support and Test Engineer

ICT Support and Test Engineers develop procedures and strategies to support, create, maintain and manage technical quality…

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$2,019/week
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Very strong

ICT Business Analyst
ICT Business Analyst

ICT Business Analysts identify and communicate with users to formulate and produce requirements specifications to create…

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$0/week
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Very strong

ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer

ICT Quality Assurance Engineers create, maintain and manage technical quality assurance processes and procedures to assess…

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$0/week
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Very strong

Systems Analyst
Systems Analyst

Systems Analysts evaluate processes and methods used in existing ICT systems, propose modifications and additional system…

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$0/week
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Very strong

ICT Support Engineer
ICT Support Engineer

ICT Support Engineers develop support procedures and strategies for systems, networks, operating systems and applications…

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$0/week
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Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Web Developer
Web Developer

Web Developers plan, produce and maintain websites using web programming languages, software applications, technologies and…

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$0/week
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Very strong

ICT Systems Test Engineer
ICT Systems Test Engineer

ICT System Test Engineers specify, develop and write test plans and test scripts, produce test cases, carry out regression…

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$0/week
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Very strong

Software and Applications Programmer
Software and Applications Programmer

Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user…

Estimated pay
$2,003/week
Future demand
Very strong

Other ICT Support and Test Engineer
Other ICT Support and Test Engineer

Other ICT Support and Test Engineers includes jobs like Usability Architect.

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$0/week
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Very strong

Analyst Programmer
Analyst Programmer

Analyst Programmers analyse user needs, produce requirements documentation and system plans, and encode, test, debug, maintain…

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