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Curtin University
Risk & Assurance


Risk & Assurance via the Insurance Advisor, are responsible for administering the Insurance Program for the University, we are primarily responsible for:

  • Arranging the purchase of appropriate insurance cover for Curtin;
  • Overseeing the investigation of all non-workers compensation claims as well as assisting in the negotiation of any third-party settlements;
  • Attending to all insurance enquiries arising from Curtin activities;
  • Ensuring the insurance cover is regularly reviewed, to reflect the changing risk profile of the University.

Coverage details for Curtin's various Insurance Policies, is included in the side navigation, via the Insurance Policies link.

Coverage under Curtin's various Insurance Policies, is generally afforded to Curtin University, including its Staff, Students and Volunteers.

Note the below specific Covered Student Definition with respect to Fieldwork activities: 

Covered Student Definition

A Curtin Student is covered by Curtin’s Insurance Policies if the activities undertaken by that Student are authorised by Curtin.

These activities include Curtin-approved Curricular, Co-curricular Fieldwork and/or Work Integrated Learning activities, whether Students are enrolled in a course or unit, or on approved Leave of Absence (LOA). 

Where a Student is recorded as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL), and wishes to undertake Fieldwork activities, they should transfer status to LOA, and seek Curtin authorisation to undertake the Fieldwork in order to be covered by insurance.

Students are not covered for insurance if the above is not undertaken.

IMPORTANT: Information contained within this website is intended as a matter of information only and confers no rights upon the persons mentioned within. It does not amend, extend or alter the coverage afforded by the various insurance policies. It is provided as a summary only of the covers provided. For full particulars of the insurance coverage, please contact a member of the Risk & Assurance Team.