Historically, the insurance industry is one which people tended to find themselves in 'by accident'.
As a result, many larger organisations provide comprehensive training to their staff and/or may be willing to assist their staff study and achieve relevant qualifications.
Increasingly now though, specific training and qualifications are offered by of educational providers which are required for some jobs or can assist with career progression or changes in your role, once you are in the industry. Some of these are below - many can be completed by way of distance-based/online learning.
The newest entrant (2015) into the educational space is the Financial Services School (Registered Training Organisation Number 31916) Industry veterans, the LMI Group and The Financial Services School collaborate to bring together education resources and training programs designed to improve the technical knowledge and skills of young professionals working in the general insurance industry:
The Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) is the leading membership, education, training and professional development organisation for insurance and finance in the Asia-Pacific region.
ANZIIF offers a variety of professional development options to suit all requirements. They have implemented online, interactive short courses, called Skills Units, that can be completed in five to seven weeks. This offers the flexibility to study where and when best suits and are built around active learning, so that knowledge can be applied in practice to improve everyday work and enhance business performance: