Is this arrangement mandatory?
Use of the SOA for all school study tours and DET-funded business travel has been mandated due to the need to ensure that the appropriate levels of insurance are obtained. Purchase of travel insurance through the SOA will ensure that all travellers receive the same level of cover and emergency assistance, which includes the evacuation of insured persons to the nearest safe and acceptable location in an emergency situation.
Use of the SOA DET 78492 is mandatory for:
- DET staff and contractors travelling on DET-funded business;
- Students engaging in international exchange programmes (outgoing);
- Students, Teachers, Parents and other Adults travelling on School Study Tours.