ANZIIF offers online, interactive short courses, called Skills Units, as well as a range of distance learning modules. Our education is built around active learning so that you can apply your knowledge in practice to improve everyday work and subsequently enhance business performance.
You can develop a specific skill and knowledge set that is directly relevant to your professional development needs. They can be completed individually or as part of an ANZIIF qualification.
Skills Units are the basic building blocks of our new education.
Delivered fully online, they can be completed in an average of 5-7 weeks (4-6 weeks of learning and one week for assessments).
Benefits of skills-based learning
- Digestible - Skills Units are shorter in duration than traditional study to allow for sharper focus and better engagement, ensuring you're never bored and always learning
- Flexible - Tailor a pathway that gets you where you want to be in your career, no matter what level you're starting at.
- Convenient - We've mapped Skills Units to job roles and career pathways so that you can follow them to your dream job.
- Tailored - Skills units can be taken in any order you choose, or they can be chosen from suggested pathways based on job role, skill level or the outcome you want.
- Recognised - Completed units mean certified skills you can add to your resume and take with you through your career.
- Relevant - Units are developed by the industry and use real-world scenarios, ensuring that content is directly relevant to your work and you only learn what you need to.
- Knowledgeable - Maximise your learning by studying relevant skills, not just passing a test.
Why do you want to study?
We recognise that there are many reasons why people want to take on professional study, and with Skills Units you can tailor your study to your specific goals. We've put together some ways in which you might like to study to show you how you might structure your combination of Skills Units.
Study for Compliance
Need Tier 1 or 2 to enhance your job prospects or fulfil a new role? Why not take our Tier 1 or Tier 2 RG146 compliance courses
- Compatible with ANZIIF membership levels and ANZIIF Certificate
- Become compliant quickly and effectively
Just starting out but not sure where you want to go in insurance? Been in the industry for years but want some more training to get to the next level? The way Skills Units are designed means you can pick the units you want from the level of experience you're at, from the foundation level to executive. By studying a certain combination of units at a particular level you will attain a Certificate, demonstrating a professional standard of education to your employer.
- Study according to where you are professional, ensuring learning is relevant and not overwhelming
- Get to the next level in your career
- ANZIIF Certificated are attainable at different levels of experience and skill, demonstrating your accomplishment to employers
Study by Qualification
If your heart is set on a qualification, why not study in a newer quicker way? ANZIIF Skills Units are mapped to the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), meaning you can get a Certificate IV or Diploma via Skills Units. ANZIIF also offer ANZIIF Certificates: Insurance-based qualifications representing industry standards of excellence.
- ANZIIF Skills Units can be mapped to AQTF diplomas and certificates
- For insurance-specific qualifications, ANZIIF Certificates are now available
- Study via a new way of learning, with a qualification or ANZIIF Certificate at the en
Study as Needed
Let's face, it some of us just don't like to conform to a path. The beauty of our new Skills Units is that you can take them individually, whenever and wherever you like. Just pick one and go for it.
- Time and cost-effective
- Stay relevant with industry changes
- Study and improve your skills in areas of need and interest
- No need to take on longer study commitments
ANZIIF Skills Unit FAQs
What Skills Units are available?
Available Skills Units can be found at https://anziif.com/professional-development/skills-units
When will my Skills Units be available?
How do I enrol in units?
What if I am already studying with ANZIIF?
Can I trial a Skills Unit to see what it looks like?
Are units AQF approved?
Skills Units relevant to qualifications are mapped against national competency standards as found in the relevant training packages of the AQF.
As training package requirements can change, it is recommended that you complete your qualification within 5 years so that there is minimum impact to your study pathway.
How long does it take to complete a qualification?
What is the recommended study time for each unit?
When can I enrol?
Are there assessments for each unit?
Does doing one solution or pathway exclude staff from another?
What if I already have experience?
If you have been in the industry for some time, you can simply skip the foundation-level Skills Units and begin learning at the level applicable to you. Moreover, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) a process that will allow you to gain credit for past experience and help you to attain an ANZIIF Certificate or AQF qualification.
Visit the Recognition of Prior Learning webpage for more information.
Why are you moving away from traditional learning?
Consultation with industry has highlighted a disconnect between traditional learning and the needs of industry employers. Consistently, employees are finding that they do not have the skills and measurable capabilities employers want. Current courses in the market are generic and don’t provide specific insurance skills at the level of quality required.
New ways of learning, like Skills Units, enable us to provide you with the skills your employers want, plus the interactive nature of the units themselves enables you to apply those learnings directly to your work. A win-win for you and your bosses.
Will you still offer semester-style traditional courses?
Why do you call yourself a career partner when you are an education provider?
Why must I get everything correct for Exam B?
ANZIIF’s requirement as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is to assess students against the criteria developed under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the national framework of qualifications. These criteria are laid out in the units of competency that underpin the AQF and that ensure consistency of education and assessment across Australia.
The AQF is a competency-based system, which is different from the systems used in schools and universities. In a competency-based system, skills and knowledge are assessed against specific criteria, and RTOs are required to collect evidence that demonstrates a student is competent in those criteria. Students are either graded as ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’.
ANZIIF collects evidence through its assessment, which comprises a two-part exam and one or two interactive simulations. The assessment for Skill Units is specifically designed to cover all the elements and performance criteria defined in a unit of competency.
For a student to be marked competent, they must demonstrate that they have obtained the skills and knowledge required by unit of competency across all elements of the assessment. They must do so by achieving at least 70% in Part A of the exam and answer all Part B questions correctly (three tries per question provided if needed) and completing the interactive simulation/s.
In Part B, each question must be answered correctly and three tries are provided to enable this. Part B requires application of the knowledge, and therefore assesses the performative elements of the unit of competency. A student must be able to perform the skills required by the unit of competency to be assessed as ‘competent’. If a student cannot fully perform the skills, they cannot be assessed as competent in that skill.
At the completion of a unit, ANZIIF considers the assessment as a whole, not as discrete parts. Therefore, when a student is not yet competent in part of the assessment, they are required to complete all parts again.
A detailed breakdown of the relevant elements and performance criteria for each unit of competency can be found at https://training.gov.au.
More information on the AQF with the website: https://www.aqf.edu.au