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Insurance Risk Surveyor

Insurance Risk Surveyor
ANZSCO Code: 599613 / Group C

An Insurance Risk Surveyor inspects items and properties to evaluate conditions affecting underwriting standards, and develops and promotes safety programs.

Occupation description

An Insurance Risk Surveyor inspects items and properties to evaluate conditions affecting underwriting standards, and develops and promotes safety programs.

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Insurance Loss Adjuster
  • Insurance Investigator
  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Consultant

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

Insurance Risk Surveyor 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.

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 Risk Surveyor.

Highly relevant major fields of study include:

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


Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating the adequacy of security, fire and related systems.
  • Preparing reports and recommending action to reduce risks.
  • Compiling data that influence the determination of premium rates.

Employment information

Insurance risk surveyors inspect buildings, vehicles and other items to be insured, identify risks and advise on measures to address risks. They also prepare reports that influence insurers’ decisions on risk acceptance and premiums. Insurance risk surveyors are also known as insurance risk consultants or insurance risk advisers.

Insurance risk surveyors visit client sites, conduct risk assessments, collect information and evidence, write reports and make recommendations to insurance underwriters.

Please note that applicants employed 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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