UNIT GROUP 5996: INSURANCE INVESTIGATORS, LOSS ADJUSTERS AND RISK SURVEYORS
Description: Conduct investigations into insurance claims to ensure their validity, inspect and assess the damage and loss to insured properties and businesses, estimate insurance costs, and inspect insured properties to evaluate conditions affecting underwriting standards.
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
- In Australia:
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
- In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
examining scenes of incidents resulting in insurance claims to determine causes and effects
interviewing witnesses and claimants to obtain details required to assess the validity of claims and identify the parties responsible for accidents, damage and loss, and preparing statements and reports
inspecting damaged buildings, equipment and motor vehicles and estimating the cost of repairs
estimating business losses resulting from fire, theft and other business disruptions
reporting the extent of damage and estimated costs to the insurer
inspecting property, buildings and operations of commercial and industrial establishments to assess physical conditions and work practices
evaluating the adequacy of security, fire and related systems
preparing reports and recommending action to reduce risks
compiling data which influence the determination of premium rates
Other occupations in this Unit Group