Volunteer Vacancies

Please note: All roles in working groups, practice committees, task forces, programs, boards and other committees/GROUPS are required to be advertised for applications.

Expressions of interest - Data Analytics Education Faculty

We are keen to hear from members with experience and/or interest in data analytics who might be interested in joining the Data Analytics Education Faculty. The faculty will oversee the Data Analytics Principles (University delivered) and Data Analytics Applications (Institute delivered) subjects and reports to a sub-committee of Council—the Education Strategy Committee (ESC).

The faculty is responsible for:

  • signing off the high-level syllabi; and
  • approving the detailed learning objectives.

    In addition, for Institute delivered subjects, the faculty is responsible for:

  • approving content of subject modules;
  • -overseeing assessment standards; and
  • contributing to the ongoing development of the subject as subject matter experts.

An in-house team of actuaries creates the education material, delivers tutorials and writes the assessments (assignment and exam). The faculty will work closely with the in-house education team and the Data Analytics Practice Committee.

Previous education experience is not necessary. If you are interested in joining the faculty please contact Jenny Lyon on 0412 412 467 or jenny.lyon@actuaries.asn.au 

Expressions of interest – Assignment & Exam Scrutineers

In preparations for Semester 2 2021, we are keen to hear from Fellows of the Institute who might be interested in scrutineering the following Actuary and Fellowship Subjects:

Actuary Program:

  • ALM - Asset and Liability Management
  • CMP - Communication, Modelling and Profession

Fellowship Program:

  • C3A/B – General Insurance
  • C5B – Investment Management and Finance
  • CAP - Commercial Actuarial Practice
  • LIRV – Life Insurance and Retirement Valuation
  • LIRPD – Life Insurance and Retirement Product Development
  • LIA – Life Insurance Applications
  • GIHV – General Insurance and Health Valuation
  • GIHPPA – General Insurance and Health Pricing and Portfolio Analytics
  • SRA – Superannuation and Retirement Applications
  • DAA – Data Analytics Applications
  • Investments

The role involves providing feedback to the Chief Examiner (me) about the assignment, including first attempting the assignment and then completing the Scrutineers Review Form providing comments on:

  • length of the exam/assignment and the time to complete it;
  • suitability and clarity of the questions;
  • coverage of the course syllabus; and
  • marking rubric/solutions.

A Learning Management System account will be provided for you to access the course materials, readings and syllabus prior to attempting the exam/assignment.

The scrutineering periods are:

Exam Scrutineering: 19 July 2021 – 2 August 2021

Assignment Scrutineering: 9 August – 23 August 2021

Anyone who is interested in contributing to the education program and is flexible around this period, we would love to hear from you. If you require further information (including volunteer remuneration), please contact Krystel Rowe. We look forward to working with you in the Education Program!

Call for Volunteers - YAP Brisbane

Would you like to join the Young Actuaries Program Committee in Brisbane? After a short break, YAP Brisbane is restarting to host events and initiatives each year for young actuaries to network, learn soft skills, hear from experienced actuaries, engage with the actuarial community and more.

We are currently looking for a motivated and passionate member to join the QLD YAP Committee team. Key responsibilities will include attending committee meetings, generating ideas, organising events and establishing initiatives. Please send through your expression of interest using the below link.

Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest will close at 5pm (AEST) Friday, 28 May. Members will be contacted with more information following this date.

Data will be shared with the YAP QLD and the Actuaries Institute. If you have any questions, please contact the QLD YAP President, Jasmine Nguyen at jasmine.pn.nguyen@gmail.com

Call for Volunteers - Membership Statistics Working Group

Are you enthusiastic about improving diversity and inclusion within the profession? If the answer is yes, the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group has an exciting opportunity for a few volunteers to form up a focus group! The focus group will be responsible for:

  • Developing a member survey focusing on diversity and inclusion related matters;
  • Collating and analysing the survey results to help the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group in strategising the focus areas over the next 3 years.  

If you are interested in getting involved, please send through your expression of interest to DIWG@actuaries.asn.au

Uplifting Superannuation Trustee Risk Based Capital Management

The Superannuation Practice Committee (SPC) is seeking to develop a discussion paper on the growing importance of capital and reserving to Superannuation Fund Trustees.  Whilst the introduction of SPS114 in 2013 has contributed to an uplift the level of operational risk related capital management capability across the superannuation industry, the overall level of risk based capital management sophistication within the industry is still far behind other APRA regulated industries (e.g. banking and insurance) where a structured ICAAP framework ensures risk and capital management are tightly connected.

The paper will explore the benefits and challenges of the superannuation industry uplifting its risk based capital management capability.  The paper will also reflect on some of the industry’s capital management challenges more generally, including imminent regulatory changes that will prevent not for profit Trustee entities from using member money to indemnify it from future regulatory fines, and how uplifting a Trustee's capital management framework might help to address such challenges.

If you are working in the superannuation industry and passionate about this topic and/or have direct experience in implementing superannuation Trustee risk based capital management frameworks (e.g. SPS114), we would be delighted to hear from you.

Initially we are seeking to establish a small, very time limited (1-2 month) working group to gain an evidenced-based understanding of the issues and develop an outline for the discussion paper. After the paper structure and synopsis are agreed with the SPC, the Working Group will write the discussion paper for presentation to the profession.

Please contact timothy.jenkins@mercer.com by Monday 31 May if you wish to express your interest.

This page will be updated regularly with new and existing vacancies. In the meantime, please send any volunteering expressions of interest to volunteers@actuaries.asn.au