Insurance Consultants prepare and check documentation associated with insurance. They may work in call centres.

Also known as: Insurance Clerk.

Specialisations: Health Insurance Assessor, Superannuation Clerk.

You can work as an Insurance Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Insurance Consultants.

Tasks

  • Processes insurance applications, adjustments to insurance cover, standard endorsements and insurance claims.
  • Monitors balances of accounts and summarises reinsurance to determine outstanding risk.
  • Surveys potential risk exposure.
  • Dispatches notices of premiums due and forms concerning conservation and transfer of insurance.

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  • $1,217 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Insurance Consultants

  • 23,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 77% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 71% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Insurance Consultants (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
from 26,000 in 2011 to 23,800 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
  • Location: Insurance Consultants work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Financial and Insurance Services; Public Administration and Safety; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (77%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 37 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 71% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Financial and Insurance Services87.1
Public Administration and Safety4.9
Health Care and Social Assistance1.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.3
Other Industries5.3

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateInsurance ConsultantsAll Jobs Average
NSW37.831.6
VIC26.925.6
QLD16.520.0
SA7.57.0
WA8.010.8
TAS1.72.0
NT0.51.0
ACT1.01.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketInsurance ConsultantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.8-5.05.0
20-248.0-9.39.3
25-3433.6-22.922.9
35-4425.7-22.022.0
45-5418.9-21.621.6
55-596.8-9.09.0
60-644.1-6.06.0
65 and Over2.0-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationInsurance ConsultantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate6.6-10.110.1
Bachelor degree22.0-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma16.0-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV15.6-21.121.1
Year 1227.4-18.118.1
Year 114.8-4.84.8
Year 10 and below7.7-12.512.5

You can work as an Insurance Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Insurance Consultants.

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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Employers look for Insurance, Money Market and Statistical Clerks who have a high attention to detail, provide good customer service and are reliable.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    79% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  2. Customer and personal service

    78% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. English language

    62% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  4. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  5. Administration and management

    55% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Spend time sitting

    98% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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