Professionalism Course

The Professionalism Course focuses on the Institute's Code of Professional Conduct and its practical applications, the ethical requirements of being an actuary and the dilemmas actuaries are likely to face in practice. It provides members with an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a professional and aims to explain the obligations, risks and legal responsibilities of members of the actuarial profession. 

The Professionalism Course will cease at the end of 2019. From 2020, students will need to complete the Communications, Modelling and Professionalism subject to qualify as an Associate or Fellow, refer to the Transition Rules.

Thank you to those members who registered their interest in the Professionalism courses.  This has assisted us in planning for the remainder of this year.

A further course has been scheduled, which will be held in Sydney on 9 and 10 September. The schedule for the remainder of the year is as follows:

  • Sydney, 9-10 September.  Enrolments open 8 July and close 19 July.
  • Sydney, 28-29 October.  Enrolments open 26 August and close 20 September.

Students wishing to participate in any of these courses must enrol within the designated enrolment period and meet the eligibility criteria for attending the Professionalism Course.

Information on the new Communications Modelling and Professionalism Course will be released later in the year on our website.


Please note that we have reached maximum capacity for the September 2019 Professionsalism Course in Sydney. Enrolments have now closed.

For all queries please contact the Education Team.

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You will be asked to:
  • select the course and location in which you want to enrol;
  • confirm or update your personal details as this will determine where information is sent to you during the semester; and
  • confirm and pay for your order.

Acceptance of enrolment into this course will be received by email directly from the Education Team within 10 days.

Please note the following: 

  • Members who enrol in the Professionalism Course are expected to have completed and formalised their studies for Parts I and II, paid any outstanding exemption fees, and submitted recognition of at least two years of work experience.
  • Each course has a limited capacity and enrolments may close earlier than the advertised enrolment close date. Once the course reaches capacity, online enrolments will close and a notification will be posted.
  • Students are not required to enrol into the Whistleblowing e-Learning Course separately. Your Professionalism Course enrolment fee includes your enrolment into the Whistleblowing course


The following courses are currently approved as the equivalent of the Actuaries Institute’s Professionalism Course for the purpose of meeting our requirements for Associates and Fellows:

  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Professional Skills Course;
  • Society of Actuaries (SoA) Fellowship Admissions Course; and
  • Actuarial Society of South Africa’s (ASSA) Fellowship Professionalism Course.
The Professionalism Course will be replaced in 2020 by a new Communication, Modelling and Professionalism Course, and the Institute will provide advice on recognition of other courses in 2019.

2019 Course Dates

Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July 2019 
RACV, 501 Bourke Street - Melbourne


Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September 2019
Amora Hotel, 11 Jamison Street - Sydney


Monday 8 July 2019 

ENROLMENT CLOSES Friday 19 July 2019  

Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 October 2019
Amora Hotel, 11 Jamison Street - Sydney


Monday 26 August 2019 

ENROLMENT CLOSES Friday 20 September 2019