Compliance Officer

Job Description

A Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring a company’s practices are compliant with any relevant laws, regulations and licensing requirements. They advise key stakeholders on a range of matters including compliance; auditing; health and safety; financial and other types of risk, and legislation.

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Although qualifications are not essential, employers may prefer candidates with formal qualifications in compliance or a bachelor degree in a relevant field.

Complete a relevant qualification. This could be a Certificate IV in Compliance and Risk Management, or a Diploma of Quality Auditing.

Explore opportunities to further your career and skills by undertaking a bachelor degree majoring in a relevant field such as law, finance or economics.


  • Articulate
  • Communicator
  • Competent
  • Detail Orientated
  • Integrity
  • Intuitive
  • Problem Solving
  • Procedural
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Coordination
  • Conflict Management
  • Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Written Communicator

Future Prospects

Career progression in this field can lead to other roles such as:

  • Police Officer
  • Senior Compliance Officer/Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs