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Insurance Agent

Insurance Agent
ANZSCO Code: 611211 / Group D

An Insurance Agent represents insurance companies in selling insurance to clients.

Occupation description

An Insurance Agent represents insurance companies in selling insurance to clients.

Occupations considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Life Assurance Representative

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance Consultant
  • Insurance Investigators, Loss Adjusters and Risk Surveyors
  • Financial Investment Adviser
  • Financial Institution Branch Manager
  • Sales Assistants and Salespersons
  • Sales Representative (Business Services)

These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO or are not at the required skill level.

Insurance Agent is a VETASSESS Group D occupation

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III or IV. Applicants can fulfil the assessment criteria for this occupation in one of four ways.

*If employment is prior to the completion of the qualification at the required level, an applicant must have at least one year of highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level within the last five years. The remaining three years of pre-qualifying period may be within the last ten years

A positive assessment of both qualification level and employment duration is required for a positive Skills Assessment outcome.

Group D

*Additional qualifications in a highly relevant field of study include those comparable to the following levels: 

  • AQF Diploma 
  • AQF Advanced Diploma 
  • AAQF Associate Degree or 
  • AQF Graduate Diploma 

***Bachelor degree or higher degree includes: 

  • AQF Master Degree or 
  • AQF Doctoral Degree 

**Highly relevant paid employment duration (20 hours or more per week) 

1-3 minimum years of employment highly relevant to the nominated occupation, completed at an appropriate skill level in the five years before the date of application for a Skills Assessment. 

4 minimum of 6 years of relevant employment required – Five years of relevant employment (can be outside the last 5-year period) in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment within the last five years before applying. 

Qualification and Employment Criteria

AQF Certificate IV or higher qualification*

* This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.

Highly relevant majors of study include:

  • Insurance
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Management


Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Interviewing clients to identify their insurance needs.
  • Explaining to clients the details of insurance and conditions, risk coverage, premiums and benefits.
  • Assisting clients to determine the type and level of coverage required.
  • Calculating premiums and establishing method of payment.
  • Reviewing clients’ circumstances to ensure that the level and coverage of insurance are still appropriate.
  • Settling and monitoring insurance claims to ensure that both client and insurer are satisfied with the outcome.
  • Recording information about clients and their policies.
  • Identifying and drawing up lists of potential clients from a variety of sources and contacting them to arrange interviews.
  • Keeping up-to-date with changes in the insurance industry and informing clients of new developments.

Employment information

Insurance Agents sell insurance through various means, such as in person, over the phone, or online. With experience, they may lead and mentor teams of agents, set sales targets and ensure these are met. They maintain their knowledge of relevant products and industry development.

Insurance Agents may sell insurance from a single company, or represent multiple companies. They usually receive commission on their sales.

Some Insurance Agents own and manage an insurance agency. In addition to the general tasks associated with this occupation, they may oversee the day-to-day running of the agency, coordinate the work of other agents, and handle administrative and financial transactions for the agency.

Supporting material for assessment

When applying for a Skills Assessment, please ensure you submit sufficient evidence supporting your proof of identity, qualification and employment claims. A full list of the documents required can be found on the VETASSESS website under Eligibility Criteria.

While the VETASSESS Skills Assessment for migration purposes is distinct from an assessment for professional membership or registration purposes, you are advised to provide copies of relevant professional membership/ licensing documents (including from overseas) if held.

You are also further encouraged to provide evidence of membership of or affiliation to industry or professional bodies and copies of any relevant prizes, certificates or other forms of commendation.

You should also provide details of any relevant training or professional development courses undertaken. These may be detailed in the Curriculum Vitae/Resume provided.

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