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MPS708 - General Insurance

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

M Cohen





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You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit equips students with an understanding of three areas of insurance:

  • property insurance deals with the factors involved in the assessment and underwriting of risks to property, the meaning and application of policy wordings and an introduction to the handling of losses
  • the liability insurance topics introduce students to the area of commercial liability insurance and develops an understanding of underwriting management and claims settling practices used in liability insurance
  • The general insurance topics examine the principal areas of claims evaluation and premium setting in the context of insurance management.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Written Assignment ( 3000 words) - 40%

Examination ( 2 hours) - 60%

Hurdle Requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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