Why become an Actuary?

Being an actuary isn't just a job. It's a profession.

It's a career where you can use your talents to solve real world problems. It's a commitment to uphold certain standards of performance, professionalism and ethics. It's a qualification you can take anywhere in the world.

You could help solve problems in business - like pricing products or managing risk. Or find solutions to social and economic dilemmas - like building an effective retirement incomes policy for Australia's ageing population.

You'll join a highly regarded profession whose members are in demand and well-rewarded for their analytical and problem solving skills and their ability to lead – and you'll gain the fellowship and support of an elite network of peers throughout Australia and internationally.

Influence and career satisfaction

Actuaries, are frequently offered high pressure, high-level roles that demand hard work but also provide opportunities for great intellectual stimulation, variety and the ability to make a significant contribution. Actuaries also often move swiftly into leadership roles because their training in evidence-based decision making is highly valued at an executive level.

Internationally recognised

Many Australian actuaries work overseas, in both developed and developing economies and our Australian qualifications are broadly recognised in many countries.