Student Placement (WIL)

Students undertaking University approved Placement / Work Experience / Field Trips / Site Visits are provided with relevant insurance by the University as detailed below.

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.
  • 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.

Types of Placements 

Compulsory: essential to a course within the student's program. 
Voluntary: which has relevance and benefit to the student's program of study.
  • The student is receiving an academic result for the placement.
  • The placement does not exceed 20 weeks (FTE) unless approved in advance by Insurance Office.
  • No payment for services is to be received by the student 
  • The placement is undertaken by the student voluntarily and will not receive academic result.
  • The duration (typically up to 4 weeks FTE) and duties of this placement have been assessed as reasonable in accordance with Fair Work Act 2009
  • The placement does not exceed the student's enrolment with the University.
  • No payment for services is to be received by the student. 
Please note : "A Stipend paid to a student by UniSA whilst on a UniSA approved placement will not compromise the placement insurances as a stipend is not counted as income.  It is designed to cover student living expenses only and no Group Certificate is received for it.”


Useful links

Relevant Insurances provided by the University

Public Liability 

Professional Indemnity 

Medical Malpractice

Personal Accident