Work Health and Safety

Field Activity and Work Integrated Learning

Field Activity

Policy Framework

The Field Activity Minimum Standard is to be read and understood by anyone undertaking field activities and field work at the University. Field work includes any research, teaching or instruction off campus in remote, isolated or urban environments in local, domestic and international locations.  The Field Activity Minimum Standard defines various terms, roles and procedure. 

Associated Form and Hazard Checklist:

Field Trip Medical Disclosure and Authorisation form:

Field Trip Hazard Identification Checklist

Work Integrated Learning

Policy Framework

The Work Integrated Learning Policy and Work Integrated Learning Procedure are to be read and understood by anyone coordinating or undertaking Work Integrated Learning activities at the University. The policy and procedure outlines various terms, roles and management requirements of placements for students at the University.

‘InPlace’ – Professional Placement Management System

New Professional Placement Management System 'InPlace' is available for Faculties to manage professional placements of their students.

‘InPlace’ connects students with the workplace through easy-to-use and flexible management software.  Currently used by Faculty of Health, Faculty of Education and Social Work to manage student placements.

For further information to configure the system for your Faculty please contact Health.Safety@utas.edu.au.

Behaviour while on Field Activity or Work Integrated Learning

The University recognises that all workers and students of the University

  • have a right to work and/or study in an environment that is free from inappropriate behaviour; and
  • ensure that the University complies with the provisions of relevant legislation in regard to discrimination, harassment and bullying.

The work and/or study environment extends to offsite activities including Fieldwork, Work Integrated Learning and Industry placements.

The risks of harm to workers and students from inappropriate behaviour must be assessed during the planning stage of the activity, similar to physical risks and mitigated appropriately before undertaking the activities.  

Those undertaking the activity should be informed of the expected behaviour from both themselves and that of others including external persons involved in the activity such as Industry Placement Supervisors etc.  

If an incident of inappropriate behaviour occurs during these activities they should be lodged through the University safety system, MySAFETY so that they can be investigated and support provided.

Further information and support for managing and accessing the risks of inappropriate behaviour can be found on the following webpages:

> University Behaviour – Information for Staff and Managers

> Equal Opportunity Online Training – For Staff and Managers

> Psychological Risk Management – For Managers and Supervisors

> Safety and Respect – Student Information and services