Diverse opportunities are available for actuaries. With high-level analytical and problem-solving skills, actuaries are in demand in the traditional areas of finance and insurance, as well as in areas such as health, education, energy and environment, public infrastructure and genetics. With the addition of the Bachelor of Professional Practice, this highly competitive combined course provides you with the unique opportunity to undertake Macquarie’s Co-operative Education (Co-op) program. In this program, you’ll alternate between classroom studies and workplace experience in the form of three vocational placements of three to six months each. This will allow you to develop your professional skills, including communication, creativity, ethical practice and entrepreneurial expertise. You’ll have opportunities to build business acumen and to embrace emerging technologies. You’ll develop networks across a number of professional settings throughout your course, and you’ll utilise your practical experiences in the classroom to further enhance your studies.