Banking, Finance and Related Fields

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.


The study of planning, directing, organising and controlling financial activities and services. It includes the provision of insurance and investment services at the corporate and individual level. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the theories and practice of financial planning and investment, the nature and operation of the Australian and international monetary and financial systems and markets, and the principles of insurance.

Course skills

Banking, Finance and Related Fields develops skills in:

  • providing basic financial services
  • developing appropriate investment strategies for different types of investor
  • organising and operating financial institutions and insurance organisations
  • developing appropriate insurance, superannuation and retirement packages for clients
  • applying the principles of risk, insurance, reinsurance, and underwriting to determine benefits and premiums
  • processing claims, maintaining and verifying insurance records.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Financial Dealers

Financial Dealers conduct financial market transactions on behalf of clients.

Financial Investment Advisers and Managers

Financial Investment Advisers and Managers develop financial plans for individuals and organisations, and invest and manage funds on their behalf.