Actuary - ANZSCO 224111


Analyses mathematical, statistical, demographic, financial or economic data to predict and assess the long-term risk involved in financial decisions and planning. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level


DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2293-15 Actuary

Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
2. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
3. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 2233 Training and Development Professionals


develop and apply actuarial, mathematical, statistical and quantitative principles and techniques to solve problems in a range of fields such as business and finance, scientific and social research, and engineering. Econometricians are excluded from this unit group. Econometricians are included in Unit Group 2243 Economists.


1. defining, analysing and solving complex financial and business problems relating to areas such as insurance premiums, annuities, superannuation funds, pensions and dividends
2. examining financial projections for general insurance companies, finance companies, government and other organisations
3. designing new types of policies, assessing risks and analysing investments in life insurance, superannuation funds, health insurance, friendly societies, financial markets and other areas
4. formulating mathematical models to simulate processes
5. applying models to experimental observations, and adjusting and recasting the models
6. using numerical analysis methods to develop algorithms and perform computations
7. liaising with management and clients to determine the subject or area to be surveyed or examined
8. specifying the data to be collected, and the methodology to be used in collection and analysis
9. evaluating and describing the reliability and utility of source information
10.analysing and interpreting data, and producing relevant statistics to describe and infer particular trends and patterns

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Occupations in this Group

1. 224111 Actuary
2. 224112 Mathematician
3. 224113 Statistician