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Insurance Broker

Insurance Broker
ANZSCO Code: 222113 / Group C

An Insurance Broker operates as an independent agent to sell life, fire, accident, industrial or other forms of insurance for a range of insurance companies.

Occupation description

An Insurance Broker operates as an independent agent to sell life, fire, accident, industrial or other forms of insurance for a range of insurance companies.

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Insurance Agent
  • Finance Broker
  • Financial Brokers nec
  • Business Broker
  • Financial Investment Advisers and Managers
  • Insurance Consultant (Insurance Clerk)

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

Insurance Broker is a VETASSESS Group C occupation

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher.

Applicants can fulfil the assessment criteria for this occupation in four different ways.

Group C Business and Finance

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

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

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


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. 

Minimum 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. 

*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.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

AQF Diploma or higher qualification.

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

Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  •   Insurance Broking


Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Interviewing prospective clients to explain insurance policy conditions, risks covered, premium rates and benefits, and making recommendations on the amount and type of cover required.
  • Arranging insurance for clients through banks, lenders, financiers and insurance companies.
  • Identifying and advising on significant risk changes to clients’ insurance.

Additional tasks may include:

  • Compiling lists of prospective clients from directories and other sources.
  • Making contact with prospective clients to seek interviews and gauge interest.
  • Researching and reviewing available insurance products to ensure the most appropriate are offered to clients.
  • Dealing with clients to facilitate insurance meetings and to grow the existing insurance portfolio.
  • Achieving budgeted revenue for retention and growth in business.

Employment information

An Insurance Broker is a professional adviser with knowledge of insurance and risk management. Brokers work on behalf of their clients, not for insurance companies, and are generally required to provide professional advice in their clients’ best interest. They may specialise in one specific type of insurance or industry, or they may deal with many different types. Some Insurance Brokers may be self-employed.

Employment as an Insurance Agent will not be considered as highly relevant, as agents representing a particular company only provide advice on that company’s insurance products. Insurance Brokers operate independently to arrange insurance from a range of companies.

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. Applicants nominating this occupation are required to provide evidence in line with VETASSESS documentation requirements (see List of Required Documents).

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

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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