The exam is theory-based and runs for 90 minutes. It consists of two parts: Part A — multiple choice questions, and Part B — short answer questions. A minimum result of 50 out of 100 is required to pass this assessment.
An exam confirmation email and online access instructions will be sent prior to the exam, so it is important that ANZIIF is notified of any changes to a student’s contact details.
If you have questions about exam supervision during the COVID-19 self-isolation period, please contact Customer Service at [email protected].
To assist you in preparing for the exam, ANZIIF offers practice exam questions and answers for most courses. All exam questions are based around the course materials for each module. Completing the self-help questions and activities in the module is also a good way to prepare.
Practice exams are available for most modules and can be accessed via ANZIIF Learning. Note that the practice exam is not indicative of the number of questions that will appear in the actual exam.
An Online Discussion Forum is also available via ANZIIF Learning. This is where students can post any study-related queries and have them addressed by a forum moderator.
Completing an Exam at a Workplace
Exams can be taken at a student’s workplace. However, an eligible exam supervisor must be available to oversee the exam. Students can nominate an appropriate person from their workplace to act as an exam supervisor, such as a:
- human resources or training manager
- current qualified member of ANZIIF
- teacher or person working in education
- indirect workplace manager (the student cannot be a direct report).
The exam supervisor must be approved by ANZIIF and cannot be a current ANZIIF student, a member of the student’s family or a friend. Exams completed at a workplace can be undertaken at any time throughout the exam day.
Find out more information on the roles and responsibilities of being an exam supervisor.
Materials allowed in an Exam
When sitting an exam, students can bring in or use the following:
- non-programmable calculators. Calculators that are programmable and machines that have both alphabetic and numeric characters on the keypad — such as mobile phones, tablets and electronic calculators — are not permitted.
- blank paper. Please leave all writing paper in the exam room for the supervisor to securely destroy. Written, typed and printed materials — including legislation, module textbooks and dictionaries — are not permitted.
- snacks and beverages that can be consumed quietly. If you are sitting an exam at an ANZIIF exam venue, please be mindful of your colleagues when making your selection.
The assignment is completed online and consists of a set of questions based on a list of competency elements applicable to the module. The assignment is due after the exam, allowing students more time to prepare and submit.
Students must be assessed as competent in all assignment questions to pass the assignment. In line with other vocational qualifications, students will receive a ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ grade for their assignment.
Submission of the assignment will automatically occur at 11.59 pm (AEST) on the assignment due date.
There are several styles of referencing, but ANZIIF’s preferred style is simple in-text referencing.
Introduce the source by name and use quotation marks to show the specific text you are referencing:
According to Insurance News ‘US insurers can absorb costs arising from Hurricane Matthew, which is causing considerable flooding in the US coastal state of North Carolina as it heads back into the Atlantic.’
You should then put simple bibliographic details about the source of the reference beneath each complete answer in which you have used in-text references. For example:
ANZIIF Module Name, page number.
General insurance products, 78.
Book or Journal
Author, Year of Publication, Book Title, Edition, Publisher, Location.
Nutting, Cielens, Strachan, 1996, The Business of Communicating, 3rd edn, McGraw-Hill, Sydney.
Link to page/article (date accessed).
http://insurancenews.com.au/international/insurers-strong-enough-to-cover-hurricane-matthew-bill (accessed 13/10/16).
Assessment results will be available on the advertised result release date of the applicable study period.
Successful students will be posted an official Statement of Attainment two weeks after the study period ends. This statement will include:
- a list of the national competencies covered in the module, to assist students with credit into and recognition for further study
- the exam mark out of 100
- the assignment grade (‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’)
- the overall module result according to the below table.
Grade for each assessment component (i.e. Exam, Assignment or Scenario)
|J||Competency Achieved (Pass)|
|N||Competency Not Yet Achieved (Unsuccessful)|
Querying Assessment Results
Students who wish to query or receive further details on their assessment results can do so via an Exam Re-mark or an Analysis report.
For a non-refundable fee of A$110 or NZ$120 (per exam), students have the option to have their exam re-marked by an independent ANZIIF examiner.
Students wishing to apply for this option need to submit an Application for Exam Remark form and payment to [email protected] no later than one month from their result release date. Students will receive their outcome within one month of their application.
Exam Analysis Report
For a non-refundable application fee of A$110 or NZ$120 (per assignment or exam), students can apply for an in-depth Assessment Analysis Report. Prepared by expert independent ANZIIF examiners, an Assessment Analysis Report provides detailed feedback on your assignment or exam.
Students wishing to apply for this option need to submit a completed Application for Exam Analysis Report form along with payment to [email protected]. Students will receive their report within one month of their application.
Assessment Re- Enrolment
If you are unsuccessful in any or both components of your assessment, you have unlimited opportunities to re-enrol at a discounted fee to complete the assessment again. This discounted fee is available provided you re-enrol in a study period that commences within 6 months from your initial study period’s result release date.
If you are eligible to re-enrol, complete and return the 2022 Re-Enrolment Form to the Customer Service Team.