Registered Migration Australia


ANZSCO 611211 - Registered Migration Australia


An insurance agent represents insurance companies in selling insurance to clients. Registration or licensing is required. In Australia an insurance agent is a Skill Level 3 occupation.






  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Life Assurance Representative



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Group: 6112 Insurance Agents





Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of an insurance agent in Australia is to represent insurance companies in selling insurance to clients.




  • interviewing clients to identify their insurance needs
  • explaining to clients details of insurance and conditions, risk coverage, premiums and benefits
  • assisting clients to determine the type and level of coverage required
  • calculating premiums and establishing method of payment
  • reviewing clients' circumstances to ensure that the level and coverage of insurance is still appropriate
  • settling and monitoring insurance claims to ensure that both client and insurer are satisfied with the outcome
  • recording information about clients and their policies
  • identifying and drawing up lists of potential clients from a variety of sources and contacting them to arrange interviews
  • keeping up-to-date with changes in the insurance industry and informing clients of new developments


Skill Level

Most occupations in the insurance agent unit group (Group 6112) 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 is required in Australia as an insurance agent.


Occupations within the Insurance Agent Group


  • 611211 Insurance Agent


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Insurance Agent is currently assessed with VETASSESS (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services) more info regarding assessment bodies


Average Income

The average salary for an Insurance Agent in Australia is $ 93,846 for male employees and $ 62,921 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 37.6 Females: 36.3 Persons: 36.9

Source: (Group 6112) Insurance agents - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016




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