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 III in Personal Injury Management
Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management
Diploma of Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Management
Provide Advice in Life Insurance