Credit Officer Courses

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What does a Credit Officer do?

A Credit Officer processes applications for credit from potential borrowers. You might work for a bank, other financial institution or for a lending broker. A Credit Officer, or Credit Manager, collects financial information from customers and analyses their application. This might involve checking financial data and conducting risk assessments. You’ll make a recommendation on whether or not to approve an application and determine the amount a customer may borrow.

A Credit Officer should have a good head for numbers and a strong understanding of banking and financial systems. You’ll need to be good at financial analysis and be able to follow correct procedures. Customer service skills are important and you should be able to communicate with people from a range of backgrounds.

Credit Officer Courses

There are 8 courses available for people who want to become a Credit Officer.

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How much does a Credit Officer earn?

In Australia, a full time Credit Officer generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Credit Officer?

There has been a slight decrease in the number of people working in this industry in recent years. There are currently 28,500 people working as a Credit Officer in Australia compared to 29,500 five years ago. Credit Officers may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Credit Officer?

If a career as a Credit Officer interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Credit Management. This course will show you how to assess credit applications and manage overdue customer accounts. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking or a Certificate IV in Financial Services.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within banking and credit services. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.