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Insurance for Students

The Deakin University Insurance Office arranges a variety of insurance policies to safeguard the insurable interests of Deakin University, its staff, students and relevant third parties. The insurance program is renewed annually on 1 November and provides insurance cover for students as follows:

International Travel Insurance  

The Deakin University Travel Insurance Policy provides cover for medical and additional expenses as a result of injury or illness, emergency travel assistance, loss of baggage and loss of personal effects whilst on authorised international business travel. Students are covered for up to six months and up to a maximum of 10 additional days of international leisure travel. Students considering international travel need to familiarise themselves with the details of the insurance cover and the procedures to apply for this cover at the International Travel Insurance for Students page.

Personal Accident 

The Deakin University Personal Accident Insurance Policy provides cover for students, including postgraduate students, that suffer an injury whilst engaged in all activities, field assignments, practical placements and community placements organised by, approved by, or under the control of Deakin University. For more information on the cover provided, please request a copy of the policy summary from

Insurance for Students on Placements / Work Experience

The Deakin University insurance program provides insurance cover for students during medical placement, community placement, practical placement, enterprise experience and work experience authorised by Deakin University.

Students are deemed to be enrolled students at Deakin University until 31 March in the year following their last current enrolment. A student completing course studies in the current year is therefore not covered by the Deakin University insurance policies if the student commences placement / work experience after 31 March of the following year. Approval for placements / work experience need to be obtained from the course coordinator / nominated person within the School / Faculty well in advance of the starting date of the placement.

Insurance cover is provided under the following policies: Public and Products Liability, Public Liability to Host Employers, Professional Indemnity, Professional Indemnity Medical Malpractice, Personal Accident and International Travel. Students considering placements / work experience need to familiarise themselves with the details of the insurance cover as summarised on the Insurance for Students on Placements / Work Experience (PDF, 329.1 KB) page.

Insurance for Voluntary Workers

The Deakin University insurance program provides insurance cover for voluntary workers whilst engaged, without payment, in voluntary work authorised by Deakin University.

Insurance cover is provided under the following policies: Public and Products Liability, Professional Indemnity,   Professional Indemnity Medical Malpractice, Personal Accident and International Travel. Students considering voluntary work need to familiarise themselves with the details of the insurance cover as summarised on the Insurance for Voluntary Workers (PDF, 327.6 KB) page. 

Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) for International Students

The Living in Australia section of the International Student Support site provides detailed information about Overseas Health Cover and other types of insurance you should consider when living in Australia.

If you require any further information from the Deakin University insurance program, contact the Insurance Office

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