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Home > Courses > FNS41515 – Certificate IV in Life Insurance – Underwriting Stream
This course is no longer accepting new enrolments.
The FNS41515 Certificate IV in Life Insurance – Underwriting Stream is for people who already work or want to work in the life insurance industry.
IMPORTANT: This qualification has been impacted by recent changes announced by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). As a result, the final date Kaplan Professional will accept assessment submissions is 21 December 2022. This means you may not receive the full maximum duration advertised for this qualification and/or may not be able to access one or more extensions that might otherwise have been available to you under Kaplan Professional’s vocational education extension policy. It is essential all students review the information here to understand what this means for you before proceeding with your enrolment. If you enrol, it will be taken that you have read and understood this information.
The Underwriting stream includes an introduction to legislation, life insurance products and services, claims and the skills to work well with clients. This stream focuses on risk, underwriting complex medical risk, underwriting complex non-medical risk and the use of specialist terminology.
Please refer to the course outline for more information.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, students should be able to:
The 13 units of competency are awarded for the successful completion of Certificate IV qualification; 2 core and 11 electives. For information on the units of competency see the course outline in the course overview tab.
If you wish to apply for CPD points so that your Kaplan Professional insurance course counts towards your membership with the relevant industry body, you will need to supply the industry body with a copy of your transcript listing the units of competency.
The assessments for each course are listed below. Units of competency are co-assessed by topic within subjects, as listed in ‘Units of competency’.
Individuals may attempt the exam and/or submit their assignment at any time if they believe they are adequately prepared. Individuals will receive personal reminder emails as they approach their assessment deadlines.
Individuals must be deemed competent in all assessment items, including demonstrating competency in all of the exam questions, in order to be awarded their qualification or course.
The FNS41515 Certificate IV in Life Insurance – Underwriting Stream qualification will be awarded upon successful completion of all units of competency.
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Individuals have a total of:
Therefore, if an individual completes the learning and assessment, and the resubmission time in every subject is granted, the duration will be 30 weeks.
The amount of training for this course may be up to 15 hours per week. The amount of training is the hours an individual can expect to spend to complete their course work and assessments.
In addition to the amount of training, individuals who are new to industry or vocational training could need up to 5 hours per week known as unsupervised hours. These additional hours are for study skills or further research. For example, an individual not working in industry would need more time to review industry websites that are usually introduced in workplace compliance training. Individuals working in industry may be able to complete the course requirements in a shorter timeframe or less hours per week.
If a student applies for extensions beyond the 30-week completion timeframe or is granted special consideration, the maximum period of time to complete this qualification is two years from the qualification activation date. If enrolling in single subjects with the intention of completing a qualification, the two year timeframe is calculated from the initial activation date of the first subject.
Additional study-related fees apply to formal extensions and re-enrolments. Please refer to the Vocational Education Fees schedule found here.
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There are no educational entry requirements.
Individuals are required to be aged 18 years or older to enrol in this course.
This course requires you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written and oral communication.
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You may enrol at any time and begin studying immediately on enrolment.
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