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Financial investment adviser

Financial investment advisers create and implement financial plans. If you’re good with numbers and want to help individuals and businesses with their finances, this could be a role for you.

Find out what a financial investment adviser does and the related Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and pathways you can take to secure a job. 

What is a financial investment adviser?

Financial investment advisers work with individuals and businesses on their investment strategies.

You will advise clients on topics such as:

  • economics
  • insurance
  • accounting
  • real estate.

You may also manage investments for your clients. If you are good at systems thinking and have some market knowledge, this role might be for you.

Find out more about financial investment advisers(opens in a new window) and these related jobs on the Victorian Skills Gateway(opens in a new window)

Search for related VET courses on the Victorian Skills Gateway(opens in a new window)

You may be eligible for government funding to help pay for your course.

Average salary

The average weekly earnings for financial investment advisers in Australia is $1,721.  

Source: Your Career(opens in a new window) 

Note this salary is current as of May 2024 and is indicative only. A range of salaries apply to different roles across the industry.

Job demand in Victoria

Below are the employment forecasts for financial investment advisers and managers jobs in Victoria. Figures show the number of workers in 2023 and the new workers expected to enter the workforce by 2026.

‘New workers expected’ accounts for workers adding new jobs to the economy and replacing retirees over the next 3 years. These forecasts are estimates only. There will be additional jobs available as people move between jobs and industries.

Specific data is not available for financial investment advisers.

RegionWorkers 2023Workforce growth 2023-2026New workers needed by 2026
Melbourne – inner metropolitan11,0460.0%542
Melbourne – inner south-east metropolitan1,8360.0%88
Melbourne – southern metropolitan1,1420.1%59
Melbourne – northern metropolitan8980.3%52
Melbourne – eastern metropolitan1,6020.1%84
Melbourne – western metropolitan1,1230.2%61
Ballarat and surrounds (Central Highlands)2330.3%14
Bendigo, Echuca and surrounds (Loddon Campaspe)2840.0%14
Geelong, Colac and surrounds (Barwon)4300.4%26
Horsham and surrounds (Wimmera Southern Mallee)600.0%<10
Mildura, Swan Hill and surrounds (Mallee)1240.2%<10
Shepparton, Seymour and surrounds (Goulburn)1200.0%<10
Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds (Ovens Murray)970.0%<10
Warrnambool, Hamilton and surrounds (Great South Coast)1030.0%<10

Source: Victorian Skills Authority employment forecast dashboard

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