Carers on campus

Please contact AccessAbility Services if you intend to bring a carer to campus. It’s important that teaching staff are aware of any carers who are supporting student in class, and also that carers are aware of relevant Curtin policies and procedures. We may also be able to provide you with additional assistance and support to ensure that you can access your studies.

Insurance coverage for carers on Curtin campuses

If it’s necessary for you to bring a carer to assist you on campus, it is important that you consider the insurance obligations for the carer, especially as Curtin can’t provide insurance coverage for any carer unless they’re employed directly by the University.

In the instance where a carer is provided by an external body, the external organisation should indemnify and provide insurance coverage for their carers. However, this wouldn’t apply if a relative or friend is acting in a voluntary capacity and offering their services free of charge to you. In these circumstances, it is important that both you and your carer understand any exposures that may exist, in respect of their liability and/or injuries/illnesses sustained while performing these caring duties.