This unit will be available to enrol from 8 March 2023. 
Skills Unit
LA30010-20

Theft, money and fidelity loss adjustment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge that loss adjusters require to provide appropriate advice and services when loss adjusting theft, money and fidelity claims. First, it discusses a range of policies that cover these types of losses and outlines the range of policy features, terms and conditions they often have. The unit then explains the key points to considered when investigating and verifying these claims, as well as techniques for estimating the extent of loss, including how to do a stock reconcilation. It finishes by considering the loss mitigation and recovery options that may be available for these types of losses.

10 CIP Points
Theft, money and fidelity loss adjustment
AUD $440
General Insurance Claims Insurance Broking
5-week Study Period
10 Credit Points
Specialised

What you'll learn

On completion of this unit, you will be able to effectively: 

  • establish facts and options for loss mitigation for theft, money and fidelity claims 
  • analyse facts and determine liability and extent of loss 
  • determine options for recovery 
  • communicate with required parties. 

Competencies

FNSILA506 Provide specialist theft, money and fidelity loss adjusting advice and services

Topics Covered

Week 1: Theft, money and fidelity policies 

  • overview of theft, money and fidelity losses 
  • the impact of loss 
  • typical cover provided under home, business pack and industrial special risks policies, including conditions, exclusions, limits of liabilty and basis of settlement. 

Week 2: Specific policies and claims 

  • typical cover under policies that focus specifically on burglary, money and fidelity 
  • claims triggers 
  • the role of the loss adjuster for theft, money and fidelity claims
  • specialist services that may be required. 

Week 3: Investigation and verification 

  • the purpose of investigations 
  • fraud indicators 
  • examining the policy holder, policy and previous losses 
  • examining buildings, including building security features and other security measures 
  • areas to investigate for commercial lines claims, including business operations, accounting procedures and stock handling controls 
  • specific issues for investigating fidelity claims 
  • police investigations 
  • other types of documentation and evidence to consider 
  • evaluating losses. 

Week 4: Stock reconciliations, loss mitigation and recovery 

  • how to complete a stock reconciliation after a theft 
  • loss mitigation options 
  • salvage 
  • considerations if stolen goods are subsequently located 
  • prospects for recovery via restitution and actions against negligent third parties. Edited

Assessment

1 Exam and 1 Simulation

See the Assessment and Academic Calendar pages for more information. 

10 CIP Points
Theft, money and fidelity loss adjustment
AUD $440
General Insurance Claims Insurance Broking
5-week Study Period
10 Credit Points
Specialised