Introduction to Insurance

Course code FSC414

This online course is designed for individuals who wish to enter or progress employment within the insurance sector and/or advance their skills and knowledge.

It provides you with contextual and product knowledge for entry or intermediate roles within the insurance sector.

It enables you to outline different types of fire & general, and life & health insurance product options and apply to a range of standard risk situations.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 4  
    Credits 15 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.125  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Online only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $548 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,647 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Outline standard risk management concepts and typical approaches to familiar client risk situations, including asset, wealth & health protection.
  • Explain the roles, responsibilities and key services offered by a range of industry participants.
  • Outline the characteristics of a range of services and products in the insurance industry.
  • Consider specific influences on availability and pricing of insurance products and services including their terms and conditions.
  • Apply the six step process to a range of standard risk situations to identify appropriate products and services to meet client’ needs in either a claim or product sale context.
  • Complete the insurance application process.


This course is 100% internally assessed.


No textbooks are required for this course.

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.