As per a million discussions before, the COAG agreement does not give you insurance as an FFP student for an internship. Nobody disputes the fact that not one domestic FFP has gone without an internship, TO DATE. What you CAN'T guarantee is that will continue. For people with a whole lot of luxurious financial security, that's actually not a bother. You're clearly very fortunate to have parents who can afford the gamble. For somebody else, considering potential grave financial loss, one would feel quite a bit better if that theoretical threat of having the rug pulled out from underneath you wasn't there. Frame it any way you want, as the COAG agreement stands, taking a domestic FFP is a gamble. The odds are just a great deal higher for those who go into critical debt to pay for a place. Caveat emptor.