Insurance industry given opportunity to review professional qualifications

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Prue Willsford

ANZIIF is encouraging the insurance industry to provide guidance on the Financial Services Training Packages being reviewed by PwC.

The PwC Industry Reference Council, of which ANZIIF is a long term member, is assisting PwC with the review.

The review includes the following industry training packages:

  • Certificate III in Insurance Broking
  • Certificate IV in Insurance Broking
  • Diploma of Insurance Broking
  • Certificate III in General Insurance
  • Certificate IV in General Insurance
  • Diploma of General Insurance

ANZIIF Chief Executive Officer Prue Willsford believes the review is an opportunity to improve alignment between professional qualifications and the needs of industry, its professionals and customers.

‘The insurance industry recognises that to become a sector the community trusts, the industry must be committed to supporting the professionalism of its people,’ says Prue Willsford.  ‘Building human capital through education is an important component in regaining trust.’

‘Given the extensive changes that are taking place across industry, it is critical that these packages reflect the skills and competencies needed for us to deliver effective and efficient services to our customers’.

‘ANZIIF is uniquely positioned to work with all segments of the insurance industry, to educate and build professional standards. We will be using our broad network to ensure the review is as effective as possible. We will also draw on extensive feedback from our students and employers regarding the relevance, structure and needs of the workforce today.’

The review will be open for 4 weeks. ANZIIF strongly encourages all members, regulators and other key stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed changes through the PwC website.

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