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Students are provided with a number of insurances while participating in approved University related activities such as lectures, field trips and placements:
Any enroled student who is injured while participating in an approved University related activity is provided with Personal Accident insurance through the University. This insurance also provides cover while travelling directly to and from these activities and is designed to cover death, disablement or loss of income following an accident. Limited cover is provided for medical and emergency transport expenses, but does not apply to any part of an expense that is wholly or partially claimable through Medicare.
Injured Students should be directed to seek appropriate medical care in a public hospital (unless they hold their own private hospital cover).
|Cover is provided for students while on approved placement (or otherwise acting on behalf of the University) for any negligent act that results in property damage, illness or injury to a third party (excluding professional services).|
|Cover is provided for the negligent actions of students on approved placement in respect to breach of professional duty and/or the execution of professional services (excluding medical duties/activities).|
|Cover is provided for the negligent actions of students under supervision of a qualified practitioner while on approved placement or while acting on behalf of the University, in respect to medical duties/activities, including but not limited to the provision of advice, therapy, treatment or medication.|
|TRAVEL INSURANCE (for eligible students)|
UniSA provides eligible students with Travel Insurance for study related travel.
Travel Insurance cover is only provided free of charge if:
Your trip does not exceed 180 days.
If your circumstances are different to the above:
You may still be able to access UniSA travel insurance but your individual circumstances will need to be assessed.
Prior to commencing your travel you must:
Complete and return the UniSA Travel Insurance Student Assessment Form. The Insurance Office will then advise you on cover and (where possible) arrange any necessary extensions to the policy. Any additional premium or associated costs are the responsibility of the traveller. Additional premiums must be paid prior to commencing your travel.
Travel Insurance Confirmation or Assessment:
To obtain confirmation or request an assessment of your eligibility for UniSA Travel Insurance please complete the UniSA Travel Insurance Student Assessment Form.
UniSA Travel Insurance has a standard policy excess (or deductible) of $250 and a $500 excess for electronic equipment. The traveller is responsible for any excess deducted on settlement of a claim.
UniSA is not responsible for expenses incurred that are not covered by the policy.
Travel Policy Information:
Please review these documents and contact the Insurance Office if you have any questions.
Note: University insurances do not cover students when they have acted unlawfully or wilfully negligent.
Students undertaking University approved Placement / Work Experience / Field Trips / Site Visits are provided with relevant insurance by the University as detailed above.
Students do not receive workers compensation entitlements when undertaking unpaid placement.
Conditions for Insurance Cover while on Placement:
- The Placement is relevant to the students current Program of study.
- The Placement is University approved by way of a completed FS23 form (staff access only) or Affiliation Agreement.
- The FS23 form or Affiliation Agreement has been signed by the host organisation.
- No payment for services is being received by the student.
- The Placement does not exceed 20 weeks for Compulsory Placements or 4 weeks for Voluntary Placements.
- The Placement does not extend past the students study end date (specifically once the student has qualified to graduate).
- Placements in the USA or Canada can not be approved without first seeking advice from the Insurance Office. There are limitations on the insurance we hold in these countries.
Any incident involving, or causing injury to, students while
undertaking any University activity (such as lectures, field trips and
placements) should be reported to the
Insurance Office as soon as
possible by completing either a relevant