Graduate Certificate of Insurance and Risk Management

Course summary for international students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Insurance and Risk Management
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year part time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$14,900* AUD
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code M573
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Students who commenced this course prior to 2012 should discuss unit selections with their enrolment officer.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Insurance and Risk Management provides specific education for those graduate-level industry entrants in the general insurance sectors of the insurance industry.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

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.

Course rules

The Graduate Certificate of Insurance and Risk Management comprises 3 credit points of units selected from a specified list and one elective unit.

Course structure

At least 3 credit points of units chosen from:

MPS701Principles of Risk Management and Insurance


MPS707Life Risk

MPS708General Insurance

Plus one unit chosen from:

MLC771Law for Managers

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

MPT753/MPF753Finance #

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

MPT722/MPM722Human Resource Management #

MPR722Human Resource Management (Residential) *

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

Entry requirements - general

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.

Entry requirements - specific

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.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

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.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact

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