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Developed for employees already practising loss adjusting and who are ready to take the next step in their career. The Diploma of Loss Adjusting includes comprehensive course material developed by highly-regarded loss adjusters. It is essential for those seeking expertise and a qualification in the specialist area of claims assessment. Completion provides Senior Associate Certified Insurance

Professional (CIP) membership of the Institute. Participants have rated the Diploma as highly relevant for those working as loss adjusters and in the claims environment.

COURSE STRUCTURE

To be awarded the Diploma, students must complete nine core modules. It is suggested that most modules will encompass 50-70 hours of study time.

AICLA

The Diploma is also the basis for membership advancement within the Australian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA)

Pre-requisites

  • Grade C and above in K.C.S.E examination or equivalent
  • COP
  • Certificate in Insurance
  • Degree in any discipline

Membership Pathway

Senior Associate

Price

AUD $680.00 PER MODULE

 

Compulsory Modules

LA501-15 Introduction to Loss Adjusting

Covers how the loss adjusting industry has evolved and the roles, responsibilities and the key skills required of a loss adjuster, including the parties they may deal with. This module will also cover general insurance and the legal knowledge a loss adjuster needs to possess, the key elements of a loss adjuster’s terms of engagement and the steps involved in the loss adjusting process.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

• explain how the loss adjusting industry has evolved
• describe the current trends in the loss adjusting industry in Australia and New Zealand
• identify and explain the typical role and responsibilities of a loss adjuster
• describe the key skills required by a loss adjuster
• identify and describe the key parties a loss adjuster may deal with
• describe the general insurance and legal knowledge a loss adjuster needs to possess
• list the key elements of a loss adjuster’s terms of engagement
• identify and explain the steps in the loss adjusting process.

Competencies

• FNSCUS505 Determine client requirements and expectations

Price

AUD $680.00

Duration

Standard (12 weeks)

Online Assignment

Pass Grade: Students must be assessed as competent in all assignment questions

Online Exam

Pass Grade: 50%

LA502-15 Loss Adjusting Practice

Concentrates on the types of instructions received by loss adjusters, the terms of reference and how they impact on the loss adjusting assignment, and the steps involved in planning loss adjusting investigation. This module also covers the key techniques used when collecting and analysing evidence, the steps involved in validating a claim and establishing quantum, and recovery rights and demands.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

• describe the types of instructions received by loss adjusters and from whom
• define terms of reference and explain how they impact on the loss adjusting assignment
• identify and explain the steps involved in planning the loss adjusting investigation
• describe the key techniques used when collecting and analysing evidence
• identify and explain the steps involved in validating a claim
• identify and explain the steps involved in establishing quantum
• define recovery rights and explain how to issue a recovery demand
• identify the key sources of recovery rights
• identify and explain the steps involved in reporting findings of the loss adjusting investigation
• explain the types of guidance provided by loss adjusters and to whom.

Competencies

• FNSILA501 Plan and implement loss investigation
• FNSILA502 Evaluate collected information
• FNSILA503 Report findings and provide guidance to involved parties

Price

AUD $680.00

Duration

Standard (12 weeks)

Online Assignment

Pass Grade: Students must be assessed as competent in all assignment questions

Online Exam

Pass Grade: 50%

LA503-15 Property and Casualty Loss Adjusting

This module looks at the role of the loss adjuster in relation to property claims, the purpose of property cover and loss, insurable interest, property policies, the cover provided and issues relating to property cover. Students will also study the reasons for physical measurement or photographic evidence when verifying loss, interviewing processes of an insured, types of combustions, fire spreads, common causes of ignition and evidence of forced entry in a fire loss. Also covered is commercial stock loss, the insured and insurers rights in loss mitigation, the purpose of casualty cover and the effects of a casualty loss.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

• explain the concept of property loss covering insurable interest and its practical implications
• explain the various property policies and related conditions including relevant insurance principles
• explain the role of the loss adjuster in processing a property claim
• explain the role of the loss adjuster in the investigation and verification of property claims
• explain the strategies used in the investigation process
• explain the issues specifically related to fire and stock losses
• explain the insured’s and insurer’s rights and obligations in regard to loss mitigation and the loss adjusters role
• explain the purpose and key principles of casualty insurance
• describe the legal liabilities that may arise in casualty loss
• describe the types of casualty policies available and related issues
• explain the role of the loss adjuster in processing a casualty claims
• describe the steps required to verify a loss and precautions to be taken
• describe the principles of third party losses
• explain the role and duties of the loss adjuster in mitigating loss.

Competencies

FNSILA505 Provide ancillary services

Price

AUD $680.00

Duration

Standard (12 weeks)

Online Assignment

Pass Grade: Students must be assessed as competent in all assignment questions

Online Exam

Pass Grade: 50%

LA504-15 Loss Adjusting Law and Regulation

Explains why loss adjusters need to know about the law, including researching the law, the legal system, how laws are developed and interpreted, underlying legal concepts, applying relevant laws, regulations, codes and principles.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

• explain why loss adjusters need to know about the law
• describe the process of researching the law
• describe the legal system that operates within Australia and New Zealand
• explain how laws are developed and interpreted
• outline underlying legal concepts
• explain and apply relevant laws and regulations
• explain and apply relevant codes and principles.

Competencies

• BSBCOM603 Plan and establish compliance management systems

Price

AUD $680.00

Duration

Standard (12 weeks)

Online Assignment

Pass Grade: Students must be assessed as competent in all assignment questions

Online Exam

Pass Grade: 50%

LA505-15 Managing Operations

Covers the characteristics of loss adjusting businesses, including their scope, operations and client groups. Students will look at how the role of the manager contributes to the effective operational management of an organisation and the purpose and characteristics of business plans. This module will also cover the process of developing business plans and the key steps involved in monitoring operational performance.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

• describe the characteristics of loss adjusting businesses currently in the market, including their scope or operations and client groups
• explain how the role of the manager contributes to the effective operational management of an organisation
• explain the purpose and characteristics of business plans
• describe the process of developing business plans
• describe the process of recruiting appropriate staff to achieve business plans
• explain how appropriate physical resources and equipment are identified and systems are put in place to ensure the business plan is achieved
• describe the key steps involved in monitoring operational performance.

Competencies

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

Price

AUD $680.00

Duration

Standard (12 weeks)

Online Assignment

Pass Grade: Students must be assessed as competent in all assignment questions

Online Exam

Pass Grade: 50%

LA506-15 Negotiating Effective Settlements

Examines how negotiation applies to loss adjusting, including the skills needed for successful negotiation, and analysing the cost-benefit on settlement options. Students will also learn to document and administer negotiation meetings, and the key options for resolving negotiation disputes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

• explain how negotiation applies to loss adjusting
• identify the key skills needed to effect successful negotiation
• identify the key parties to a loss adjusting negotiation and their relationship
• identify and support relevant issues and settlement options
• perform cost benefit analysis on identified settlement options
• prepare necessary documentation for negotiation meetings
• undertake arrangement for negotiation meetings with all parties
• identify key issues relating to negotiation meetings
• conduct negotiation meetings
• document and follow up meeting outcomes
• identify and apply the key options for resolving negotiation disputes.

Competencies

• FNSILA504 Negotiate and effect settlement

Price

AUD $680.00

Duration

Standard (12 weeks)

Online Assignment

Pass Grade: Students must be assessed as competent in all assignment questions

Online Exam

Pass Grade: 50%

LABF51-15 Business Fundamentals for Loss Adjusting

This online unit describes the role of good customer service in building and maintaining the profitability of your organisation. The unit also describes how to identify, model and meet expected industry professional approaches to procedures, guidelines, policies, standards and ethical requirements.

In addition, this unit describes how to contribute to the implementation of strategies to control occupational health and safety risks.

This module has a workplace assessment in the form of a Workplace Skills Observation (WPO). The WPO is due within 6 weeks of you completing the online assessment.

Learning Outcomes

When you have completed this unit, you should be able to:

• identify the scope, sectors and responsibilities of the industry
• identify and apply financial services industry guidelines, procedures and legislation
• identify sustainability issues for the financial services industry
• manage information
• participate in and facilitate work team activities
• plan work to be completed, taking into consideration:

o time
o resources
o other constraints

• develop and maintain personal competency.

This unit also describes how to contribute to the implementation of strategies to control occupational health and safety risks.

Competencies

• BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
• FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Price

AUD $240.00

Duration

Open

 

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