For high school students

Mastering math can take you anywhere. Learn how your skills and passion can be transferred into an actuarial course at uni and beyond.

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Actuarial skills

Actuaries make evidence-based decisions, abide by governance, and practice with an entrepreneurial mindset. In the profession, you will build skills including:


Analytical skills
and logical thinking
Problem-solving mindset

 Communication and


Strong business sense

Self-motivation and drive

Attention to detail

What will prepare me to become an actuary?

Your next step to start your journey to the profession is to enrol in an actuarial degree at university. You'll be expected to have undertaken specialist or extension maths in high school, with some universities requiring extension or specialist level subjects to receive an offer.

Communication in business is vital, so invest time in your English studies.

During your university studies, we encourage you to undertake internships and work experience related to the profession to give you an advantage in gaining full-time permanent opportunities after graduation.

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Take your first steps to becoming an actuary

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Resources for teachers

The Institute is here to support schools and teachers nurture an interest in the actuarial profession for their mathematically gifted students. Below you can download practice resources to help students understand the potential of their talent in the profession.

Download the high school flyer
Download our high school presentation pack

Contact the Institute

Helpful links

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Our qualifications

Education at the Institute

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Become a member

Join our actuarial community

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Jobs for actuaries

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