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

ANZIIF students are eligible for credit towards the Bachelor of Business Studies, Bachelor of Business (with Specialisation) and Bachelor of Accounting undergraduate degrees with CSU. All are internationally recognised degrees and provide access to post-graduate studies.

Students can apply for any of these degrees via the Charles Sturt website at: As part of this process, students will need to upload a copy of their ANZIIF qualification documents in order for CSU to assess and award credit.

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.