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Graduate Certificate in Actuarial Techniques

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

  • Minimum 24 Units

The Graduate Certificate in Actuarial Techniques provides a two semester part-time program designed for students who wish to further their quantitative skills in actuarial techniques. The requirements of this program do not include any specific knowledge of actuarial techniques beyond an introductory level and, as such, this degree may be used by students who desire entry into the [Master of Actuarial Studies|7410XMACTS] program as an appropriate starting program for the development of relevant background studies.

Because of the sequencing of the courses the program requires two semesters of study. Students who wish to study full time may opt to take other courses which could be used to obtain additional exemptions from some of the Part I subjects of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. Students using the Graduate Certificate to meet the entry requirements of the [Master of Actuarial Studies|7410XMACTS] may, subject to meeting prerequisites and after consultation with the Program Convenor, be allowed to take some of the elective courses in the Masters degree to give them a full-time study load.

Institute of Actuaries of Australia Exemptions
Graduates in non-actuarial disciplines who obtain suitable grades in the courses of the Graduate Certificate may obtain exemptions from some Institute of Actuaries of Australia subjects. In particular, the program courses can provide exemption from two Institute Part I subjects. Further exemptions could be obtained by taking additional courses on a non-award basis.


Commonwealth Supported Places


The ANU College of Business and Economics offers a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for Australian students in graduate programs. For further information, please read the general information.




Admission Requirements


i. A bachelors degree from an Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) with a performance average of 65% or better (or equivalent) for the final two years of the degree program; and


ii. A background in quantitative coursework studies (eg mathematics and statistics).


Students who do not meet these requirements may be considered for entry if they are able to demonstrate at least one year full time relevant work experience that was undertaken after graduation from their degree.

Program Requirements

This program consists of the following 24 units:


Core Courses (24 units)


STAT6043 Life Contingencies


STAT7018 Stochastic Modelling


STAT7042 Survival Models


STAT6045 Actuarial Techniques




Working Rules


Working Rules for this program are available here


Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective major,  minor or specialisation.

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Additional Information

This program will not be offered from 2015.
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