Students on outside, clinical or practical placement (practicum) or undertaking work experience and/or voluntary work with the knowledge and consent of the University are NOT covered by WorkCover or Workers compensation insurance.
Students are not employees of the University and are therefore not covered, and by law cannot be covered, under the University's WorkCover arrangement.
Under normal circumstances, the students would not be covered under the host organisation's WorkCover either. However, if the host organisation pays them for their services, then they might (depending on the legislation relating to workers compensation in the area concerned) be covered under that organisation's WorkCover or Workers' Compensation insurance.
Students injured whilst on campus or off campus participating in La Trobe University activity such as volunteering or work placement may be eligible to claim under our Personal Accident & Sickness policy.