1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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5993-11 Insurance Agent

Liaises between insurance companies and clients and organises the completion of documentation to provide insurance cover for new and existing clients.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • interviews customers to explain insurance policies and conditions, risks covered, premium rates and benefits, and to make recommendations on the amount and type of cover
  • compiles lists of prospective clients from directories and other sources
  • makes contact with prospective clients to seek interviews and gauge interest
  • researches new insurance products to assist current and potential clients
  • may collect premiums and keep records of payments

Insurance Underwriter
Life Assurance Representative

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