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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Insurance and Risk Management|
|Campus||This course is only offered off campus|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$27,740/0.5 EFTSL-$13870* AUD|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||M573|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Students who commenced this course prior to 2012 should discuss unit selections with their enrolment officer.
The Graduate Certificate of Insurance and Risk Management program equips those seeking a career in the insurance industry with the necessary knowledge to enter the industry and also meet the legislative requirements necessary for those working in the industry. The program also allows those currently working in the industry to consolidate and upgrade their knowledge.
Within the industry there are a wide range of areas in which careers can be developed. With Insurers this could be as an underwriter where you are analysing risks presented by insured's or in the management of claims. Careers can also be had with insurance brokers. An insurance broker is focused on establishing the client's needs and then developing an insurance program to meet those needs. Having done this they then market the program to insurers. A further career area is in risk management where you would form part of a company's risk management team. The team seeks to analyse the exposures faced by your company and devise strategies to minimise them or to meet the consequences should a loss develop.
The Graduate Certificate of Insurance and Risk Management comprises 3 credit points of units selected from a specified list and one elective unit.
Students successfully completing this course can articulate into the Master of Insurance and Risk Management but will not be granted credit for prior learning for units completed.
At least 3 credit points of units chosen from:
|MPS701||Principles of Risk and Insurance|
Plus one unit chosen from:
|MLC771||Law for Managers|
|MPA711||Corporate Governance and Ethics|
|MPR751/MPA751||Financial Reporting and Analysis *|
|MPR732/MPK732||Marketing Management *|
|MPT722/MPM722||Human Resource Management #|
|MPR722||Human Resource Management (Residential) *|
or any other unit in the MIRM approved in writing by the Course Team Chair. Where a student is precluded from a unit in the Graduate Certificate, the student may seek permission from the Course Team Chair to undertake an alternate unit.
* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit
# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate of Insurance and Risk Management must hold a three year bachelor degree (or equivalent), or be Senior Associates of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (or equivalent) with five years industry experience or have seven years of work experience in finance, insurance, financial planning, or superannuation.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.