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Insurance Investigator

Insurance Investigator
ANZSCO Code: 599611 / Group D

An Insurance Investigator conducts investigations into insurance claims to ensure their validity.

Occupation description

An Insurance Investigator conducts investigations into insurance claims to ensure their validity.

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Insurance Loss Adjuster
  • Insurance Risk Surveyor
  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Consultant

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

Insurance Investigator 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.

Group D

* 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

*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 Certificate III or IV or higher qualification.

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

Other fields of study may be considered for a Full Skills Assessment if the employment is assessed as highly relevant and the field of study pertains to the applicant’s work as an insurance investigator.

Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • General Insurance
  • Loss Adjusting
  • Security
  • Risk Management
  • Business


Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Examining scenes of incidents resulting in insurance claims to determine causes and effects.
  • Interviewing witnesses and claimants to obtain details required to assess the validity of claims and identify the parties responsible for accidents, damage and loss, and preparing statements and reports.
  • Inspecting damaged buildings, equipment and motor vehicles and estimating the cost of repairs.

Employment information

Insurance Investigators have the ability to understand and apply legislation and principles relevant to the investigation of insurance claims. An insurance claims investigator’s primary responsibility is to verify that an insurance claim submitted by a client is valid. They usually work for insurance companies or specialist firms.

Please note that roles as Insurance Brokers or Insurance Agents cannot be considered under this occupation. These occupations are classified separately in ANZSCO.

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 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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