Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to insurance and estate planning including an overview of the insurance industry, the legal and regulatory framework, insurance products (such as personal, general and compulsory insurance), and insurance contracts and claims. The unit also covers estate planning topics such as wills, power of attorney, trusts, estate management, and other estate planning issues. Students will engage in teacher directed activities and experiences relevant to contemporary insurance and estate planning and the provision of responsible advisory recommendations to clients.   

Unit content

Topic 1: Insurance and Risk Management: An Introduction

Topic 2: Insurance Law and the Regulatory Framework

Topic 3: Insurance Products - Personal

Topic 4: Insurance Products - General

Topic 5: Insurance Products - Compulsory

Topic 6: Insurance Contracts and Claims

Topic 7: Estate Planning: An Introduction

Topic 8: Wills

Topic 9: Power of Attorney

Topic 10: Trusts and Asset Protection

Topic 11: Estate Administration and Management

Topic 12: Other Estate Planning Issues


Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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