INS102 Introduction to Insurance Classes and Products (8)

This subject provides an introduction to the various types of insurances policies, policy documents, underwriting and claims handling procedures.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Business (Insurance) students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the various types of insurance policies
  • be able to describe and analyse insurance documents
  • be able to interpret insurance policy conditions and wording
  • be able to analyse company underwriting guidelines and claims handling procedures


This subject will cover the following topics:

Policy conception
Policy description and identification
Policy risk factors
Policy comparisons
Insurance policy alternatives
Policy selection
Insurance document identification and description
Documents and inter-relationships process
Evaluation of insurance documents
Choosing appropriate insurance documents
Identification of policy conditions and wording
Comprehending policy conditions and wording
Comparison of policy conditions and wording
Precedents research
Legal and organisational interpretation comparison
Policy conditions and wording application
Identification and selection of company procedures, underwriting guidelines and authorities
Company claims handling procedures
Legal and organisational comparisons
Underwriting and claims handling procedures application


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.