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Student insurance

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  2. Insurance for work experience and placements

Insurance for work experience and placements

The University maintains a personal accident policy for all undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The policy provides cover while you are engaged in campus/course/University-related activities and/or practical placement or community placement activities. It covers necessary domestic direct travel to and from these activities.

An activity is covered where:

  • it is a course requirement or is sanctioned by the dean of the faculty, authorised officer for the faculty, or head of department 
  • you are not an employee or work for the organisation you are placed with, for the purposes of Workers' Compensation legislation.

In summary the policy covers:

  • death and capital benefits
  • weekly injury benefits
  • home tutorial benefit
  • injury assistance benefit
  • limited medical expenses (only those not claimable on Medicare).

Supporting documents

If you are attending work experience, or are a postgraduate student who is collaborating with external organisations on University research or work experience, you may need to provide a letter to the organisation to confirm your cover.

If you need a letter, or single Certificate of Currency, you can download a Certificate of currency (pdf, 85KB).

Student Accident Plans

This policy provides cover for personal accident and sickness, primarily in Australia, for full and part time students of the University and non student members, volunteers and staff of Sydney University Sport. It covers you while on campus and/or engaged in University, course and sport related activities and/or practical placement or community placement activities. It also covers travel to and from these activities.

For personal accident claims from 4pm, 31 October 2019 that exceed $1,000, complete the personal accident claim form (pdf, 573KB) and send to claims@csnet.com.au

For claims less than the excess amount, students should contact their relevant faculty, school or department to assess the claims.

The Sydney Law School can provide a letter to the organisation where you are completing an unpaid internship or placement, to provide permission to participate and confirm your coverage under the University’s insurance policies.

To request a letter, visit Canvas and complete the online student internship letter request form

For any queries contact law.professional@sydney.edu.au.

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Last updated: 30 April 2021

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