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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      Insurance Loss Adjuster
      Insurance Loss Assessor

Inspects and assesses the damage or loss to insured property or business, estimates insurance costs, and acts to minimise the cost of claims for an insurance company.

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.

Tasks Include:
  • inspects damaged buildings, equipment or motor vehicles to estimate the cost of repairs
  • estimates business losses resulting from fire, theft or other business disruptions
  • reports the extent of damage and estimated costs to the insurer
  • approves repairers' quotes, authorises repair work and supervises the progress of repairs
  • may call tenders for repair work
  • may interpret insurance policies and advise insurers whether claims are valid
  • may identify and select experts or consultants to advise on specialist areas
  • may negotiate settlements between the insurer and the insured

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