599611 Insurance Investigator

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
599611
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Insurance Investigator
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

599611 INSURANCE INVESTIGATOR

Conducts investigations into insurance claims to ensure their validity. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 3

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
3

5996 Insurance Investigators, Loss Adjusters and Risk Surveyors

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
5996
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Insurance Investigators, Loss Adjusters and Risk Surveyors
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

5996 INSURANCE INVESTIGATORS, LOSS ADJUSTERS AND RISK SURVEYORS

INSURANCE INVESTIGATORS, LOSS ADJUSTERS AND RISK SURVEYORS conduct investigations into insurance claims to ensure their validity, inspect and assess the damage and loss to insured properties and businesses, estimate insurance costs, and inspect insured properties to evaluate conditions affecting underwriting standards.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group 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 may be required.
Tasks Include:

examining scenes of incidents resulting in insurance claims to determine causes and effects
interviewing witnesses and claimants to obtain details required to assess the validity of claims and identify the parties responsible for accidents, damage and loss, and preparing statements and reports
inspecting damaged buildings, equipment and motor vehicles and estimating the cost of repairs
estimating business losses resulting from fire, theft and other business disruptions
reporting the extent of damage and estimated costs to the insurer
inspecting property, buildings and operations of commercial and industrial establishments to assess physical conditions and work practices
evaluating the adequacy of security, fire and related systems
preparing reports and recommending action to reduce risks
compiling data which influence the determination of premium rates

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 360.30
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 011.20
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 149.60