Never be out of work again: Study Finance and Mortgage Broking

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Getting a finance or mortgage broking qualification to open career prospects

Finding a job is tough, and keeping it can be even tougher.

With so much competition in the workforce, we need to make sure we’re highly skilled and prepared to go over and above to make ourselves stand out. But what if it didn’t have to be that hard? What if you could find a career path with a vibrant future, meaning you’d never be out of work again?
Enter the Financial Services industry and, in particular, Finance; Mortgage Broking; and Home Equity Release.

The Finance and Mortgage market is an ever-growing industry. Due to the demand for services, the market is very competitive amongst itself with an expansive amount of products on offer.

So what does this mean for you?

Well, simply put, a lot of products means a lot of areas for specialisation—you’ll have so many options when you enter the workforce.

Careers in the Finance and Mortgage Industry include:

  • Mortgage Brokers and Lending Officers
  • Loan Processors and Credit Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Dual Scopes – for example: Accounting and Mortgage Broking
  • Home Equity Release/Reverse Mortgage Brokers

Dual Scopes are exciting as they allow for a lot of growth and diversification in your career. With a qualification in both Accounting and Mortgage Broking, you would be more employable and able to specialise in two areas. In saying this, workplace diversity is not for everyone.

If you prefer to focus on one area and become a true expert, there are still long-term career options for you!

The Home Equity Release, or the Reverse Mortgage market is in a time of growth. Regulated by the Senior Australians Equity Release Association of Lenders (SEQUAL), this industry caters for our current aging population. Jobs are available with all the major banks and, due to demand, smaller specialist reverse mortgage companies. The current trend of seniors signing up for reverse mortgages is projected to continue, especially given that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has suggested that our aging population is only going to continue over the next 40 years (hello job security!).

Australis College offers courses in Accounting, Mortgage Broking and Financial Planning. Excitingly, we’re partnered with SEQUAL and offer our students the opportunity to study a specific SEQUAL Home Equity Release Course—a program that will see you become a registered Reverse Mortgage Consultant.

Whatever your preferences or goals, our courses in the Finance and Mortgage Broking Industry, give you the options to study Certificate IV, Diploma, or Registration Renewal qualifications. Our trainers are here to help you every step of the way, providing you with up-to-date industry-specific information. By studying with Australis College you’ll graduate from a course recognised and accredited by the FFBA and the MFAA. With the support of these leading professional bodies, it’s no wonder that students of this course are likely to never be out of work again!

Article by Kelsey Bricknell

References:

https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/superannuation-and-retirement/income-sources-in-retirement/home-equity-release/reverse-mortgages

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0Main+Features10March%202009

http://financeinstitute.com.au/careers.html