Medical / travel insurance
The Corporate Travel Office can assist you with pre-travel medical information and immunisation. Please contact your respective Travel Officer.
All USQ staff travelling on Directed or Assisted Travel are automatically covered by USQ's Travel Insurance Policy (PDF^ 90 KB).
Staff who have a portion of private travel undertaken in association with Directed or Assisted travel are advised to contact the Corporate Travel Office as they may be required to take out a commercial travel insurance policy if USQ funded insurance does not cover the element of private travel.
Pre-existing medical conditions
If you are aware of an existing health/medical condition which may impact on your travel, you must:
We will arrange the required appointment to obtain the medical clearance and will arrange payment directly with the provider for the consultation fee using normal USQ purchasing procedures. The cost of the consultation fee will be met by the faculty/section.
Approval will not be granted until a satisfactory medical clearance is obtained. If a satisfactory medical clearance is not obtained, you will not be permitted to undertake travel on USQ business. Medical clearances will be retained on your personal file held within Human Resources.
*In exceptional circumstances and with the prior approval of the relevant delegate, the employee may consult their own medical practitioner to obtain a medical clearance, however the delegate should be aware that this may attract a Fringe Benefit Tax payable by the faculty/section. In this instance, the cost of the consultation fee will be met by the faculty/section, along with any FBT payable.
USQ has recently subscribed to services from International SOS, the world's leading provider of medical assistance, international healthcare and security services.
International SOS provides information about your destinations before you travel, including medical and security risks and how to stay safe and well. While you're away, you can contact International SOS for:
any medical, travel or security assistance
a referral to a doctor or dentist
concerns about a worsening security situation.
If it's an emergency, International SOS can assist with referrals to medical practitioners and can even arrange for evacuation with medical escorts on commercial flights or air ambulances.
You will be issued with our International SOS membership number when a travel request is received in the Corporate Travel Office.
^ This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should email the Corporate Travel Office, or telephone +61 7 4631 5367 to obtain this information in an alternative format.