Secondary school students

If a student at a school is placed with an employer for work experience; and the principal of the school has made a work experience arrangement with the employer in accordance with the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, then while undertaking the work experience the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is deemed to be the employer of that student for WorkSafe purposes and the amount paid to be remuneration for WorkCover insurance purposes.

Post-secondary TAFE students

If a post-secondary student of a TAFE provider is placed with an employer for work experience or on the job training; and the governing body of the TAFE provider has entered into a 'practical placement agreement' with the employer about the placement of that student in accordance with the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, then while employed under the agreement the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is deemed to be the employer of that student for WorkCover insurance purposes; and the amount paid or payable to the student for work under the agreement is deemed to be remuneration for WorkCover insurance purposes.

Undergraduate and Post-graduate students

University students or students studying university-level qualifications that are undertaking work placements, work experience, clinical research, research based in a workplace as part of their qualification or course of study may not be recognised as workers by the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act. For advice on a case-by-case basis please contact [email protected].