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:
In summary the policy covers:
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 need to get a staff member of the University to download a copy online.
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.
To make a claim against the Student Accident Plan, use the Personal accident and sickness claim form (pdf, 45KB).
If you are undertaking unpaid work experience that supports the learning outcomes of your degree, the University of Sydney Business School may issue you with workplace insurance.
You need to be an enrolled student of the Business School and able to demonstrate how the work experience supports your learning, as outlined in the eligibility below. The work experience does not need to be a requirement of your degree or particular unit of study, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.
It is essential that you review information on the Fair Work Ombudsman website relating to unpaid work experience. It is your responsibility to assess this information and make a judgement about whether or not you will be entering into an employment relationship.
Insurance coverage will not be provided:
At least 10 working days before you start work experience:
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 the Office of the Dean.