The Actuarial Control Cycle 2 is a co-taught unit, available to both ACST403 and ACST832 students. Lectures are offered in three modes – campus classes (North Ryde), city classes (Sydney CBD) and distance education (students can be located anywhere).
Please refer to the University timetable at https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2017/ to find the times and locations of lectures for the campus classes.
Evening classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Portside Centre, 207 Kent Street.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
Required texts : Bellis, C, Lyon, R, Klugman, S & Shepherd, J (2010) Understanding Actuarial Management: the actuarial control cycle, 2nd edition, Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
Copies of the textbook are available in the Special Reserve section of the library.
There is a Learning Guide for each section of work. You should read the Learning Guide before the lectures, and bring a copy with you to classes.
Additional readings will be posted on iLearn.
Technology Used and Required
In this unit, you will need to have access to and to be able to use software to produce overhead slides, software to produce pdf documents, and word-processing software to produce reports.
Downloadable lecture recordings
The University audio-visual team usually makes recordings of on-campus lectures. These will be available via iLearn (use the Echo360 tab on the right hand side of the home page).
Some additional recordings will be posted on iLearn in MP4 format.
Unit web page
The web page for this unit can be accessed via the “login” button on http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
You should check the website regularly (at least twice a week) to read announcements posted by University staff. Announcements are also posted to your University email account, and you should check your email regularly. This is your responsibility and we cannot make allowances for students who miss important information.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
We assume that you have acquired the knowledge and skills included in the syllabi for the Part I (Core technology) subjects and Actuarial Control Cycle I.
You should prepare for each lecture by reading the relevant chapter of the textbook, the Learning Guide, and any other readings posted on iLearn. We encourage all students to actively participate in class discussions and group work.