The Australian College of Insurance Studies (ACIS) is set to launch its first online and on-campus law courses next month.
The courses will be offered through the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland.
ACIS, formed to design and teach courses in insurance law and practice for universities, says that the programme spans classes that introduce the basic principles and framework of the industry to advanced courses that engage with the complex regulatory, corporate and contractual matters of insurance law, according to a report on the news website insurancenews.au.com.
The not-for-profit organisation says it is Australia’s first comprehensive tertiary-level education and vocational training programme designed for insurance practitioners and services providers, including policymakers, actuaries, claims managers and regulators.
From March, ACIS will offer online and on-campus courses as single subjects, graduate certificates and graduate diplomas. It is also developing a Masters of Insurance Business which will cover governance, risk, accounting, actuarial, pricing, underwriting and claims management subjects.