Education Pathways

Pathways to University Studies

Credit for ANZIIF study courses can be gained from the below universities.

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

ANZIIF's partnership with ACU provides credit point transfers from ANZIIF's Diploma of Financial Planning to the ACU’s Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Business Administration/Financial Services.

ANZIIF students can gain up to 80 points of the 240 points required to complete the ACU’s higher education qualifications.

ANZIIF Qualification  ACU Qualification Credits 
Diploma of Financial Planning
As of 2014, ANZIIF has decided to
discontinue the qualification and
will no longer accept new students.
Past students are able to apply for
the pathway.
Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services Major)  80 credit points
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major)  50 credit points
Bachelor of Business Administration  80 credit points
Bachelor of Business Administration / Financial Services  80 credit points

For more information and to assess your eligibility for the program, please visit the ACU website.

Charles Sturt University

This pathway is currently under review; we are not taking new registrations. To register your expression of interest, please email [email protected] and we will contact you before November, when the outcome is confirmed.

Charles Sturt University and ANZIIF have jointly designed the Bachelor of Business (Insurance) undergraduate degree. This degree combines the study of insurance specific subjects offered by ANZIIF with broader financial services subjects offered by CSU. It is an internationally recognised degree and provides access to post-graduate studies. 

The course is open to members who hold membership at the level of Senior Associate CIP or higher and who have completed an approved ANZIIF qualification in General Insurance, Insurance Broking, Life Insurance, Loss Adjusting, Risk Management or Financial Planning.

Course Structure

The degree consists of 24 subjects. This includes ten insurance subjects credited against your previous ANZIIF study or prior study/experience and 14 non-insurance subjects, including electives. The course is completed via distance education. Further information on course structure can be found on the Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Business (Insurance) page.

How to Apply

To apply for the Bachelor of Business (Insurance) please complete these documents; ANZIIF Registration Form (PDF) and CSU Application Form (PDF)

Both forms should be returned to ANZIIF via email to Student Support or by post to:
Student Support 
Level 7
628 Bourke Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000

Application Dates

Completed applications will be accepted by ANZIIF up until the following dates:

Session Closing Date
Session 1 (March - June)  Last Friday of November 
Session 2 (July - October) Last Friday in May
 Session 3 (November - February) Last Friday in September


Registration fee (non-refundable).

Australian and International Student Registration Fee - AU$250
New Zealand Student Registration Fee - NZ$275

Subject fees: For Charles Sturt University’s undergraduate subject fees, visit the Charles Sturt University’s website.

For further Information please contact the ANZIIF Customer Service team.

PARIMA-ANZIIF Certified Risk Professional (PA-CRP)

This pathway will conclude on 31/12/2021.

In a dynamic and complex world, the role of risk assessment and need for risk and insurance professionals is increasingly important. ANZIIF, in partnership with the Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA), offers a certification allowing risk professionals to demonstrate their knowledge, professionalism and expertise within the risk and insurance profession. The program has been designed by senior risk professionals for risk professionals.


Written by risk professionals, the syllabus covers many topics that relate to the daily duties of today’s risk specialists. The course takes a holistic approach to risk management and focuses on many valuable topics, including risk financing and risk treatment. PA-CRP offers online training for all five modules to support candidates throughout the program to successfully complete the qualification.


The candidates will complete a 125 question multiple-choice examination. Upon successful completion the candidates will be issued with a joint PARIMA-ANZIIF Certified Risk Professional (PA-CRP) certificate.

The examination will be based upon the following five modules:

  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Integrated Risk Management
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Risk Treatment and Financing Practices
  • Risk Management Framework and Documentation.

How to Apply

Individuals will apply through PARIMA, who will then determine if they are eligible to undertake the certification. To be eligible for the PA-CRP, candidates must meet specific education and work experience requirements. To find out more about PARIMA’s eligibility criteria, visit PARIMA’s PA-CRP Requirements page.

Approved candidates will then be contacted by ANZIIF to enrol and nominate a specific exam date.

Study periods run monthly, beginning the last Thursday of each month.

Candidates will complete the exam (with an ANZIIF-approved exam supervisor) and upon successful completion the candidate will be issued with the PARIMA-ANZIIF Certified Risk Professional (PA- CRP) certification.