Information for parents

Parent responsibilities


If the student is under 18, parents must provide the following personal information:

  • dietary requirements or allergies
  • medical and fitness/injury information. In cases where an injury or ongoing medical condition exists
  • medical action plan or care instructions should be provided.

This information will be reviewed and adjustments to the program made where required.

Parents should be contactable in the event of incidents related to security, health and safety, or unacceptable behaviour involving their child.


Defence conforms to State and Territory based legislation relating to Work Health and Safety. A safety risk assessment is undertaken for all work experience placements.

Defence will provide disposable, or on loan, protective clothing if they are required for the work experience activity, excluding safety boots.

In the event that a student is injured or becomes ill during a work experience placement, Defence will arrange immediate medical attention and the student's nominated emergency contact will be notified. In the case of minors, the student's school or other educational institution will also be advised.


Parents or guardians are required to arrange transportation for students to and from the program, including any associated costs.

Where travel is required to attend accommodation, the costs associated are to be covered by the parents. If the student is under 18, parents must ensure that the student has appropriate adult supervision when they are not attending the placement.


Government school students are covered by public liability and third- party property and personal accident insurance through the respective State or Territory Government. Non-government schools have separate insurance arrangements.

Contact the Work Experience Manager in the region with any questions regarding insurance.