Centre for Actuarial Studies

Members of the Centre undertake research in insurance, superannuation, financial mathematics and related areas. Our actuarial programs are firmly established and conducted by academics respected in their fields.

Actuarial studies is a discipline well-known for its quantitative aspects and mathematical rigour. Actuaries assess, evaluate and manage the financial risks faced by individuals, organisations and governments for future planning.

For details of the Centre's activities in recent years, see our annual reports.


The Centre for Actuarial Studies is recognised by the Actuaries Institute (Australia) and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) and has been designated a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the US Society of Actuaries.

To qualify as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, a student must pass or be exempt from three Parts.  All of Parts I and II are covered by Melbourne University subjects.  Students who attain a suitably high standard in university subjects are able to apply for an exemption from the corresponding Institute subject.

Find out more about applying for exemptions from Actuaries Institute exams.

Actuaries Institute