Fieldwork preparation

Below are the forms and resources to prepare for fieldwork and ensure compliance with Curtin’s fieldwork policies and procedures regarding risk, occupational safety and health, travel, legal arrangements and insurance.

Fieldwork forms and resources


It’s important to attend a pre-briefing session before you participate in fieldwork. Your unit coordinator or fieldwork advisor will let you know when you need to attend your pre-briefing session.

Fieldwork checklists

Your Fieldwork Coordinator may request that you complete the following checklist before commencing your fieldwork activity. Please return this checklist to your Fieldwork Coordinator.

Fieldwork agreements

A Fieldwork Agreement is negotiated between Curtin and partners who host students on a placement or industry-based project. Examples of templates are provided below. The templates may be edited according to the particular context.

Risk management

Unit coordinators, fieldwork coordinators, staff and students must complete a fieldwork risk assessment [.xlsx] before commencing fieldwork, to determine the level of risk associated with the activity.

Travel for fieldwork

For travel relating to domestic and international fieldwork, view travel procedures for staff and students and the information on the Curtin travel website.

For information about travel insurance, see Curtin’s Risk and Assurance website.


Certificates of Currency cover staff and students undertaking approved fieldwork activities for personal accident, public liability and professional indemnity where appropriate.

Security clearances

Check your course guide for appropriate security clearances prior to fieldwork.