Graduate Certificate in Insurance Law and Practice

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The Graduate Certificate in Insurance Law and Practice is designed to improve the skills of technical underwriters and claims managers in the insurance industry.

The course will provide an understanding of:

  • the nature of insurable risk, and the insurance market
  • risk management and hazard identification
  • underwriting and reinsurance
  • insurance product lines
  • policy forms and policy construction
  • the legal and regulatory environment in which the insurance industry in Australia operates.

Graduates of the course should have an in-depth understanding of liability risk, property insurance risks, traps and pitfalls and what is required to work effectively and knowledgeably in commercial property insurance divisions of intermediaries or underwriting firms.

Course essentials

Careers

The Graduate Certificate in Insurance Law and Practice equip those seeking a career in the insurance industry. Graduates should have the necessary skills to undertake work as a technical underwriter or claims manager.

Course objectives

The Graduate Certificate in Insurance Law and Practice aims to:

  • provide insurance professionals with the necessary managerial and technical skills to advance a career in the field of insurance law and practice;
  • prepare graduates for effective professional practice as technical underwriters or claims managers in the insurance industry; and
  • better graduates’ technical insurance knowledge within the insurance community.

Units and electives

The Graduate Certificate in Insurance Law and Practice is offered on a full-time basis over one semester and part-time over two semesters. Students must successfully complete the four core units of study listed below in order to graduate. Each of the units of study carries 12 credit points. There is no specific sequence in which students must complete the units of study.

Core Units

Admission information

  • TAFE: Applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree or possess relevant experience in the insurance industry.
  • Year 12: This course is not available to Year 12 school leavers. Applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree or possess relevant experience in the insurance industry.
  • International: International students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.0.
  • Mature: Applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree or possess relevant experience in the insurance industry.

How to apply for this course

Applications have closed for this course.

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