Insurance Agent

Represents insurance companies in selling insurance to clients. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 6 months
Average pay $70,516
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 3,600

What does an Insurance Agent do?

  • interviewing clients to identify their insurance needs
  • explaining to clients details of insurance and conditions, risk coverage, premiums and benefits
  • assisting clients to determine the type and level of coverage required
  • calculating premiums and establishing method of payment
  • reviewing clients' circumstances to ensure that the level and coverage of insurance is still appropriate
  • settling and monitoring insurance claims to ensure that both client and insurer are satisfied with the outcome
  • recording information about clients and their policies
  • identifying and drawing up lists of potential clients from a variety of sources and contacting them to arrange interviews


  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Life Assurance Representative

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management
Diploma of Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Management