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Student travel and accomodation

AHCSA delivers training to students who live across South Australia, and sometimes interstate. The majority of training is delivered in Adelaide and Port Augusta, and students are required to travel to these locations to attend training blocks.

Many students are employed by Aboriginal Medical Services or Government health services that support their participation in training.

AHCSA will take reasonable measures to ensure that accommodation is safe and students will be asked to abide by the Student Code of Conduct as well as any house rules while in the accommodation. Any accidents or injuries that occur at the accommodation or on transport must be reported to the ETT.

AHCSA will book travel, accommodation and meal expenses that do not meet Abstudy Away From Base (AFB) rules will be paid for by the student, or if their employer has agreed to do so, by their employer.

Students will be asked to reimburse AHCSA for arrangements made that they did not keep. This may include:

  • Flight, bus or train tickets that were not used
  • Travel and accommodation were used, but training was not attended.


If students cannot attend training, they must notify AHCSA staff as soon as possible. Students will be liable to pay for travel and accommodation costs if they cancel attendance 3 days or less before the booking.

Travel Allowance

 Students will be paid travel allowance to cover meal costs and incidentals while they are away from home at AHCSA travel allowance rates. These rates are determined by each student’s individual circumstances and are assessed accordingly.

Students who do not attend training for any or all of the days that they receive Travel Allowance for, will be required to refund all or part of this amount to AHCSA as per the Travel Terms and Conditions. Students must provide their bank account details on the Student Enrolment Form for payment to be made to.

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