Insurance Investigator – ANZSCO 599611

Insurance Investigators conduct investigations into insurance claims to ensure their validity. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level
Skill Assessment Requirement

Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.

Skills Assessment authority for Insurance Investigator is Vocational & Education Training Assessment (VETASSESS). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:

  • AQF Certificate IV Qualification in a highly relevant field of study AND at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; or
  • AQF Certificate IV Qualification that is not a highly relevant field of study AND at least two years post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; or
  • AQF Certificate III Qualification in a highly relevant field of study AND at least three years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years.
  • Highly relevant fields of study include:
    • General Insurance
    • Loss Adjusting
    • Security
    • Risk Management
    • Business
  • To achieve a positive skills assessment, the applicant must meet the qualification and employment experience requirements.


According to VETASSESS, pre-qualification experience for Operating Theatre Technicians may be considered in a skills assessment if the experience meets the following requirements:

  • Three years of relevant employment;
  • One year of highly relevant employment performed at the required skill level; and
  • The employment experience was gained in the last five years

Potential Visa Pathways for Insurance Investigator

ANZSCOOccupationSkills Assessment189190485 (Graduate Work)491 (State)491 (Family)186 (Direct)407 (Training)494 (regional Sponsored)482 (TSS Medium Term)
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Group: 5996 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.
  • 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
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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 599611 Insurance Investigator
  • 599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster
  • 599613 Insurance Risk Surveyor

Subclass 494 visa – Skilled Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa

You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.

This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.


At least 3 years full-time work experience in the nominated occupation.


Must have at least Competent English, i.e., IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.


Must be under 45 years of age, unless exempt.

Be Sponsored

Must be sponsored by an Australian regional employer.

Job Outlook

  • $1,538 AUD

    Weekly Earnings

  • 74%

    Work full time hours

  • Stable

    Growth expected in the next 5 years

  • 36% female

    Gender share

  • 43 hours

    Average full-time

  • Medium skill

    Skill level rating

Book a consultation with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find out more about your visa options and your path to Australian permanent residency or applying for citizenship.