• The 2016 Avant and Interplast Student Placement Program

  • Congratulations to Nicole Batten of The University of Melbourne on being chosen for the 2016 program. Thank you to all who applied.

  • This is the fifth year that Avant and Interplast have provided a student the opportunity to be involved in this exclusive program.

  • surgical-placement

    Exclusive opportunity to observe an Interplast team provide free reconstructive surgery to patients who would otherwise not be able to afford it


    One prize to be awarded for a trip to an Asia Pacific destination (as confirmed by Interplast). Flights, accommodation,meals and insurance are provided by Avant*.


    All Avant student members are eligible to apply.

  • Who can apply

    Applicants must be:

    • a current member of Avant who is over 18 and have a current Avant Student Indemnity Insurance policy at the time of the prize draw
    • Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are based in Australia

    View the full terms and conditions

    Key dates
    Applications open 19 August 2016
    Applications close 21 October 2016
    Winners announced 21 November 2016
  • Morgan Haines, 2015 winner

    Morgan Haines, 5th year student at the University of New South Wales, was chosen for the 2016 trip to Labasa Hospital in Fiji.

    “I’ll never forget the awe and excitement I feel when the Fijian baby’s lip comes together so neatly in the first cleft lip repair I have witnessed. I’m amazed that the trajectory of this child’s life has changed so dramatically – problems eating, speaking and socialising have been virtually eliminated in a two-hour procedure. And almost as heartwarming is watching the parents meet their child post operation…it’s so special.”

    Read about Morgan's life-changing journey


  • Interplast exist to repair bodies and rebuild lives

    Interplast are a not-for-profit organisation working to improve the quality of life for people with disability who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures.

    For over 33 years Interplast have been sending volunteer teams of fully qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services.

    Find out more about Interplast


  • *Location may change at Interplast’s discretion. Exact dates to be confirmed and may be subject to change. Applicants must be a current member of Avant who is over 18 and have a current Avant Student Indemnity Policy at the time of the prize draw. The promoter of the competition is Avant Mutual Group Limited (Avant) (ABN 58 123 154 898) of Level 28, 580 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Interplast is Interplast Australia and New Zealand (ACN 006 155 193). See full terms and conditions.