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Kaplan Professional’s online FNSSS00018 Life Insurance Fundamentals Skill Set satisfies the Professional Standards Framework ‘foundation requirement’.
It covers the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the life insurance context in line with professional and ethical practices. It includes legislation and regulations, ethics, sustainability and life insurance products and services.
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Are you looking at commencing work in the life insurance industry? Or have you been working in the industry for some time and need to meet the industry-wide professional standard framework?
Kaplan Professional’s online FNSSS00018 Life Insurance Fundamentals Skill Set subject provides the skill set to satisfy the Professional Standards Framework ‘foundation requirement’.
The subject covers the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the life insurance context in line with professional and ethical practices. It includes legislation and regulations, ethics, sustainability and life insurance products and services.
Students are supported by live fortnightly tutor sessions throughout their learning experience. Each session provides an opportunity to engage with a tutor/subject matter expert in real-time. Students can use these one-hour sessions to drop in and ask questions on the subject content and assessments.
Summary video recordings are provided for each topic. These short videos provide a guide for students on key concepts and focus points each topic.
Please refer to the subject outline for more information.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
The four (4) units of competency are awarded for the successful completion of the FNSSS00018 Life Insurance Fundamentals Skill Set: 4 core and 0 electives.
For information on the units of competency, please see the subject outline in the Course Overview tab.
The assessment tasks for this subject are listed below.
Units of competency are co-assessed by topic within the subject as listed in ‘Units of Competency’
Individuals may attempt the exam and/or submit their written and oral assignment at any time if they believe they are adequately prepared.
Individuals must be deemed to be demonstrated in all assessment items, including in all of the exam questions, in order to be awarded their statement of attainment.
Individuals who complete the subject will receive a statement of attainment.
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You can sit your exam while being supervised in your workplace or with online supervision via Zoom at a suitable location.
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Individuals have a total of:
The subject breakdown is below:
The amount of training for this subject may be up to 15 hours per week. The amount of training is the hours an individual can expect to spend engaged in structured learning or tutor-led activities.
The assessment hours for this course may be up to 8 hours per week. These are the hours an individual can expect engaging in assessment activities.
In addition to the amount of training and assessment hours, individuals who are new to industry or vocational training could need up to 6 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.
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There are no entry requirements for this course. However, it is recommended that individuals have completed Generic Knowledge in financial planning and have a broad understanding of financial planning fundamentals.
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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 communication.
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You may enrol into this subject at any time and begin studying immediately on enrolment.
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