Graduate Certificate in Insurance and Risk Management

About the Graduate Certificate in Insurance and Risk Management

The general aim of this program is to provide a broad grounding in the conceptual, theoretical and practical aspects of general insurance and risk management. It introduces students, from a variety of educational and experiential backgrounds, to the formal study of the insurance and risk management industries.


Insurance and risk management


Waterfront (Geelong)

More information about Deakin University - Graduate School of Business


Deakin Business School offers highly rated and well-respected programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level.

About Us

As a new entity of Deakin University, Deakin Business School has a mission to drive the digital frontier by facilitating borderless and personalised relationships and enabling globally connected business education.

Our courses are designed with our students in mind and feature work-integrated learning concepts, internationally accredited program options, networking opportunities and mentor programs. This focus on practical content has proven invaluable to graduates and is well-respected by prospective employers.

Deakin Business School encompasses six academic departments focusing on a comprehensive range of business disciplines. Within accounting, economics, finance, information systems and business analytics, management and marketing, you will find a myriad of specialisations tailored to your specific career aspirations.

Our world-class MBA and Bachelor of Commerce are internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. The Deakin MBA further holds a prestigious five-star rating by the Graduate Management Association of Australia as well as an international QS five-star rating for program strength.

Our academics have extensive business and industry experience and our courses are backed by high-quality, contemporary research and developed in consultation with industry in order to prepare you for the realities of business in a modern economy.

Student Services

Flexibility and innovation in delivery are definitive strengths of the Deakin Business School. We fit around you!

Most of our programs are offered full-time, part-time, on-campus and via Cloud (online), and there are plenty of study tour options. You will also have access to important services and facilities such as student support, counselling, international student advisers, study assistance, a student mentor program and many clubs and societies. We're here for you!

Mentor Program

Deakin's Student Mentor Program helps new students with the social and academic transition during their first trimester. Experienced students will share their knowledge with you and will help you make the most of your time here at Deakin. As well as providing one-on-one assistance, the program also runs a number of social events that will give you the opportunity to network amongst each other and make new friends.

Student societies

The Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) is run by students, for students. Societies exist to make sure you have the best time at university and to help you through when times get tough. Life at Deakin extends far beyond the classroom and just some of the examples how DUSA can make a difference are trips and tours, welfare support, volunteering, short courses, free academic advocacy and more.


Deakin University has a proud history in broadening access to education and offers a vast range of access and equity scholarships and grants. In addition, the Deakin Business School offers a number of merit-based scholarships related to our undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

An example is our Global Leaders Scholarship, which is specifically designed for international students. Eligibility is based on meeting the entry requirements for our Master of Business Administration as well as on academic merit. This scholarship will award you up to 20 per cent reduction on course fees for the MBA. Visit our website for more information on scholarships offered by Deakin Business School.

Business internships

Work experience can make all the difference when you graduate and are applying for jobs. Work integrated learning (WIL) is an opportunity for you to gain work experience and credit towards your degree at Deakin University. Opportunities exist through business internships, community based volunteering, industry-based learning and work-based learning.

The Jobshop International Internship Program for International Students, can help you develop your employability skills through an internship with a local organisation. You can stand out from the crowd by getting some professional work experience on your resume before you graduate!

Study abroad

At Deakin University, you'll get the opportunity to enrich your degree with an overseas study experience. Our flexible study abroad, exchange and study tour programs will let you experience other cultures, prepare you for future employment, develop your networking skills, provide credit towards your course and assist you to become a more competitive graduate. Our student advisers are a great starting point to find out more!


Deakin Business School delivers courses in all areas of business education for undergraduate and postgraduate students. You can choose from study areas such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems and business analytics, management and marketing.

Our host of undergraduate programs includes the Bachelor of Commerce, which is an internationally accredited degree that will qualify you to work in almost any industry and give you the relevant skills to apply to any business situation. Deakin is the only Australian university with an EPAS accredited Bachelor of Commerce.

Upon completion of your undergraduate degree, Deakin offers honours options and a diverse range of postgraduate courses, including Deakin's award winning MBA.

You can choose from programs such as Deakin's Master of Professional Accounting, a pathway to professional accounting for graduates from other disciplines, or our Master of Business (Sports Management) - ranked third in the world for business-based sport management programs by Sport Business International*. Our Master of Commerce gives professionals from non-business backgrounds the opportunity to move into a business career, while the Master of Business Analytics offers a broad curriculum that builds knowledge across the three key areas of business analytics: data capture, analytics and decision making.

Masters degrees are also available in a wide range of disciplines including information systems, international business, international finance and marketing. A doctoral program in business administration and PhD degrees by research are also offered.

* Source: Sport Business International 2014 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings.


Waterfront (Geelong)

1 Gheringhap Street GEELONG VIC Australia