Graduate Certificate
in Insurance Law

This program is designed for people working in the insurance industry or who would like to work in the insurance industry who do not have a law degree and want to learn about insurance law. It will be taught in partnership with the Australian College of Insurance Studies (ACIS).  

Program summary


Core courses

Students must complete the following two courses:

More details about these courses are provided below.

Elective courses

Students must complete two of the following elective courses:

Core courses

LAWS7139 Principles of General Insurance Law

This course focuses on the statutes and common law principles regulating insurance law. The aim of the course is to familiarise students with legislation such as the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) as well as the common law principles applicable to insurance contracts.

LAWS7860 Insurance and Commercial Law

This course focuses on the legal context and considerations of financial insurance and liability insurance including categories of financial liability, coverage and claims handling issues. The course considers business risk management and will cover commercial law considerations for insurance products such as business interruption insurance, professional indemnity insurance, errors and omissions insurance, crime insurance and trade credit insurance.

Admission into the Graduate Certificate

This program is only available to approved participants from the Australian College of Insurance Studies. 

The entry requirements are:

  • a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • post-secondary study, plus five years of full-time work experience in the insurance industry, or
  • seven years of full-time work experience in the insurance industry. 

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

The program code to cite for this program when you apply is 5459.  

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These courses can also be taken for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes as a short course. Note: CPD courses do not contain assessment and are not eligible for academic credit.