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ACSC71-401: Actuarial Control Cycle 2


The aim of the Actuarial Control Cycle 1 and 2 is to provide students with an understanding of how the underlying actuarial principles can be applied to a range of problems and issues in commercial and business environments. The Actuarial Control Cycle forms a bridge between Part I, where students learn specific technical skills in a well-defined environment, and Part II, where students are taught to apply these skills in less well-defined business and commercial environments. During Part II accreditation with the Actuaries Institute, students are expected to develop a holistic approach to practical problem solving, and develop a level of judgement and professional skills required to successfully apply actuarial principles to real-world problems. The Actuarial Control Cycle demonstrates a holistic approach to understanding how actuarial principles relate to actuarial practice in the financial services and other industries. It is presented in general terms to highlight its application beyond financial services. Examples will be drawn from traditional and non-traditional areas to illustrate and establish the underlying actuarial principles in a problem-based learning approach, using case studies and business-based examples.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Actuarial Science
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,718
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,890

Learning outcomes

1. Review of Actuarial Control Cycle I
2. Choice of data and assumptions
3. Recognise the importance of Capital
4. Apply relevant approaches and techniques to the valuation of liabilities
5. Apply appropriate techniques to the pricing of products and contracts.
6. Measure, report and manage solvency.
7. Monitor and assess experience
8. Manage the business and respond to the experience.


Admission into BN-10031 - Bachelor of Actuarial Science (Honours) OR Admission into BN-13120 - Master of Actuarial Practice
ACSC71-301 - Contingencies OR ACSC13-301 - Contingencies
ACSC71-302 - Advanced Modelling OR ACSC13-302 - Advanced Modelling

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018