Registered Migration Australia

Commodities Trader


A Commodities Trader operates as an independent agent to bring together buyers and sellers of commodities, negotiates private sales and arranges sales through established market places. In Australia a Commodities Trader is a Skill Level 2 occupation.

Commodities Trader Alternative Titles

  • Commodities Broker


  • Energy Trader
  • Grain Buyer
  • Livestock Trader
  • Media Buyer
  • Wool Broker

Commodities Trader Occupation Lists
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DIBP Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
3212-17 Commodities Trader

Group: 2221 Financial Brokers

Commodities Trader Job Description – Registered Migration Australia

In Australia a Commodities Trader operates as an independent agent to facilitate the trading of commodities and arrange insurance and loans of money on behalf of clients.


  • monitoring commodity prices, trends and other factors affecting the supply and demand for commodities
  • negotiating the purchase and sale of commodities such as grains, wool, minerals and metals
  • determining the specific financial and insurance requirements of clients, and researching and reviewing available finance and insurance products for suitability to meet clients' requirements
  • analysing clients' financial status, discussing financial options and developing financial strategies
  • recommending loan combinations that meet clients' needs
  • interviewing prospective clients to explain insurance policy conditions, risks covered, premium rates and benefits, and to make recommendations on the amount and type of cover
  • arranging insurance, home loan mortgages and other types of finance for clients through banks, lenders, financiers and insurance companies
  • preparing documents which set out the conditions of finance, repayments and loan periods
  • identifying and advising on significant risk changes to clients' insurance
  • broking complex and commercial leases, equipment finance, commercial finance, project finance and finance for property developers

Skill Level
Most occupations in the Commodities Trader unit group (Group 2221) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations within the Commodities Trader Group