Pathways into Broking
There are many pathways available to enter a career in insurance broking and where you start out will depend on your previous education, experience and training. Whether you are a school leaver, TAFE or University graduate or looking for a career change, NIBA College provides training programs to kickstart your broking career For NIBA principal members, their staff representative and individuals within the insurance industry, NIBA College offers a pathway to excellence by providing ongoing specialist qualifi cations and continuing professional education programs.
Traineeships into Broking
NIBA College offers traineeships to new entrants studying at Certifi cate II and III level. The traineeships program provides employers with the opportunity to train new staff to compliance level and ensures trainees are given the necessary level of support.
State or Federal government training incentives may be available for Diploma and Advanced Diploma students, depending on your location and previous training. Contact NIBA College to fi nd out more.
‘I found a traineeship with AON after leaving school. I was educated in the industry right from the start with training on the products and services as well as starting on a Certificate III, which was at entry level. One of the good things about my position as a young person starting out in the insurance broking profession is the mentoring I receive from my boss and colleagues. I’ve completed Certifi cate III and have progressed to doing a Tier 1 qualification.’
– Alison Large, Insurance Broker, NSW
From the Insurance Industry into Broking
NIBA College offers a specialised program for candidates who have extensive experience in the insurance industry and want to move into broking. Candidates complete a small coursework component and then complete their Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance broking) through Senior Professional Assessment.
From Overseas into Australian Broking
Experienced Brokers from overseas looking to work in Australia can undertake a NIBA College Senior Professional Assessment to verify that their skills meet Australian standards. Candidates will study Australian legal requirements and ethical responsibilities. Brokers planning to come to Australia can also enrol in the Tier 1 Insurance broking short course whilst overseas and conduct their studies online.
‘The NIBA College pathway for new entrants provides a clear line for their development and enables them to see how to climb the ladder of the profession. The introductory courses start out at a basic level and continue right through to providing you with the skills to manage your own broking business.’
– Paul Goddard, Insurance Broker, NSW
‘The industry is constantly evolving and is very stimulating. It can also offer travel and incentives.’
– Jacob Ross, Insurance Broker, NSW