Business Insurance for Education Consultants

Indemnity Insurance for an Education Professional*

As education consultants provide professional advice to schools, RTO’s , universities and other learning institutions for a fee, they require professional indemnity insurance to protect themselves and their business.

If an education consultant makes an error, such as providing incorrect information, makes an omission in due diligence, or provides advice that leads to financial losses for a client, a client may seek to recover these losses from the education consultant.

For example, what if an educational consultant creates a new learning program or workshop that results in poor outcomes their students?

Or, if an learning institution is not compliant with new laws after acting on advice from an educational consultant ?

Cyber Insurance may provide cover if an education consultant’s networked computers are hacked, and confidential client data is stolen.

Management Liability Insurance should be considered for education consultant firms with multiple employees that may be liable when things go wrong with Human Resources, Statutory Liability and OH & S.

Education consultants also face risks in relation to the commercial premises they operate from risks such as fire, perils, and theft or may be liable if a client slips and falls down their stairs, badly injures themselves and claims against them.

Fortunately, suitable business insurance for education consultants may provide protection against financial hardships that could arise from poor advice, computer hacking, employee matters, accidents, property damage, or legal claims caused by your accountancy business activities.

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What Insurance Do I Need as an education consultant?*

Some of the major types of business insurance covers available to education consultants in Australia are explained below and include:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Business Pack Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Cyber Insurance 
  • Management Liability Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance for education consultants *

Professional indemnity insurance is the essential cover for education consultants.

Education consultants typically provide professional services including but not limited to accounts preparation, management accounting, BAS agency, tax compliance and agency, auditing, company sectorial work, due diligence, and referral services.

If an education consultant makes an error, such as providing incorrect information, makes an omission in due diligence, or provides advice that leads to financial losses for a client, a client may seek to recover losses the education consultant.

Professional Indemnity Insurance may help education consultants stay in business by paying for legal defence costs, public relation expenses, privacy breach costs and financial losses if awarded against them.

For example, a client may claim damages from an educational consultant where :

-an educational consultant creates a new learning program or workshop that results in poor outcomes their students.

Or, if an learning institution is not compliant with new laws after acting on advice from an educational consultant.

Professional indemnity may help pay for your legal costs to defend yourself.

Your education consultant’s business risk depends on the activities you undertake for your clients, and can include:

  • Breaches of client confidentiality.
  • Misstatement or misrepresentation
  • Negligence
  • Loss of documents or data
  • Financial loss due to incorrect advice
  • Any infringement, unintentionally, of intellectual property rights

Claims can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions of dollars, therefore it is important that an adequate level of cover is chosen to protect against major financial loss, which will not only have an impact on your business but could also affect your personal assets.

Business insurance pack for education consultants*

Education consultants may be able to combine multiple covers in a single business insurance pack policy.

By ‘packaging’ their business insurance into a ‘business pack’ education consultants can potentially cover many of the risks their business faces in the one policy.

For example, if an education consultant has a commercial premises, a business insurance pack may provide cover for buildings and contents if they are accidentally damaged by a defined event, such as fire, storm, impact damage, accidental damage, vandalism, or malicious damage.

Other typical inclusions for education consultants with a business insurance pack are Public Liability & Products Liability Insurance.

If a client slips and fall down your stairs, badly injures themselves and claims against you, Public Liability Insurance may assist you.

Optional inclusions for education consultants with a business insurance pack are General Property, Contents including Fit Out, Theft, Glass, Business Interruption and Machinery Breakdown

For example, computers may be covered if burgled, and loss of profits may be covered under business interruption if caused by a defined event.

Multiple office locations may be able to be covered on the one business pack insurance policy.

Cyber Insurance for education consultants *

Your business’ computer system network contains confidential client data, which is a target for hackers.

Cyber insurance may protect your business if your client’s data is held at ransom, cyber extortion or even privacy breaches resulting from Cyber-attacks. 

Cyber insurance may cover costs resulting from a cyber incident, including IT forensics, virus extraction, customer/client notification costs and public relation costs.

Help reduce the impact of damages from a cyber event with cyber insurance – and keep your educational consulting firm going.

Management Liability Insurance for education consultants

Management Liability Insurance may provide valuable protection for directors, for specified issues relating to Human Resources, OH & S and Statutory Liability.

Why do education consultants need public liability insurance?*

Public Liability Insurance coverage is essential for all education consulting operations.

People and property on site may be hurt or damaged due to accidents involving your education consultant business activities.

Protections for education consultants through public liability insurance in Australia generally include:

  1. Injury to other persons due to your education consulting activities – For example, a client is injured when they trip and fall in your education consulting premises.
  2. Damage to others property due to your business activities.

Public liability insurance coverage may protect education consultants from claims that arise when others allege they are negligent.

An education consultant’s public liability policy may provide a defence against the ensuing lawsuit when needed and may pay the damages sought by the injured party.

Public Liability Insurance may provide education consultants with protection for slip-and-trip accidents.

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What are the costs of Education Consulting Business Insurance?*

How much does business insurance, including public liability insurance, cost for education consultants?*

Key factors in determining how much business insurance will cost an education consultant include:

  • the size and turnover of your education consultant business
  • number of staff
  • the optional covers selected
  • your claims history
  • Experience and qualification of directors/partners
  • Areas of practice
  • Fee Revenue
  • Breadth of Coverage
  • Indemnity Limit
  • Excess / Deductible

Our helpful business insurance brokers may be able to help you find suitable and affordable business insurance for your education consulting business on 1300 542 573 

What type of education consultant’s activities may be covered with business insurance?*

  • Guidance on Selecting Courses that Align with Future Career Aspirations
  • Assisting Educational Institutions in Crafting Curricula Tailored for Students with Learning Challenges
  • Aiding Schools in Adhering to Recent Amendments in Educational Legislation
  • Offering Expertise on Modifications to Examination Standards and Procedures
  • Consultation on Academic Procedures Including University Applications and Composition of Personal Statements

Why should education consultants use an insurance broker in Australia?*

If you are an education consultant deciding on whether to use an insurance broker for your business insurance, it is important to consider that brokers act in the interests of you, not the insurer.

Direct insurers and agents act for the insurer This can be important; especially if you need to claim.

Brokers can help education consultants by sourcing competitive quotes on policy inception, negotiate with the insurance companies to prevent or limit increases on renewal, remarket your policy to other suitable insurance companies where appropriate, talk to underwriters about policy wordings, industry classifications and terms, talk to insurance assessors during the claims process and repairers where necessary.

How do I get an education consultants insurance quote?*

Simply TALK to a SMART Business Insurance broker on 1300 542 573 or contact us online for suitable and affordable business insurance quotes for your education consulting business.