1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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3212-17

      Commodities Trader
      Commodities Broker

Brings together buyers and sellers of commodities to negotiate private sales and arrange sales through established market places.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • plans buying and selling activities
  • negotiates the purchase and sale of commodities such as grains, wool, minerals or metals
  • monitors local and international commodity prices, market trends and other factors affecting the supply and demand for commodities
  • may inspect crops during growth and negotiate production requirements with producers
  • may arrange transport, storage and initial processing of products purchased
  • may arrange arbitrage of stocks and contracts

Specialisations:
Grain Buyer
Livestock Trader
Wool Broker
Mineral Broker

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