Benefits

The Canberra campus of the University of New South Wales is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). ADFA is located in an Australian bushland setting less than five kilometres from the city centre and the Canberra airport.

Choosing to work at UNSW Canberra can provide attractive benefits and support to staff through every stage of their life and career in a world-class organisation. This includes a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs offered as conditions of employment within the University.

There are many benefits offered to UNSW Canberra staff members. The tabs and links below outline each of these.

Airline Club Lounge Access

UNSW staff are able to purchase Qantas Club memberships at a substantial discount to the standard membership rate.

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Retail Discounts and E-benefits

JB-HiFi

The UNSW Procurement team have negotiated with JB Hi-Fi for staff to access discounted rates for consumer electronics, whitegoods, telecommunications and small appliances via JB-HiFi’s Family and Friends Program.

Further information: UNSW Procurement - JB Hi-fi

GoGet

GoGet offers UNSW staff with a discount on their car sharing services when signing up with a UNSW email address.  UNSW staff pay no joining or ongoing fee when booking under the GoGet GoPartner plan.

Further information: GoGet - UNSW Staff

Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 enables staff to work from anywhere, on any device whether online or offline.  Office 365 is a cloud based subscription service that includes the most recent version of Office and the latest Microsoft applications.  With the UNSW Office 365 subscription staff can install Office on personal devices including up to 5 PC’s or Macs, 5 tablets and 5 smartphones.

Further information: UNSW - Office 365

Adobe Creative Cloud

UNSW currently have a site-wide subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud that is available at no cost for all active UNSW Staff members.  Adobe Creative Cloud is a named-user subscription-based application suite that enables you to use up-to date Adobe applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro, Illustrator and many more.  UNSW staff are entitled to access their Adobe Creative Cloud named-user license on their personally owned devices for work purposes, therefore staff members are no longer required to purchase separate licenses for home use.

Further information: UNSW IT - Staff Software - Adobe

 

Medibank Health Insurance

Health Insurance

UNSW has an arrangement in place with Medibank to provide an 9% discount on all private health insurance products for staff.

Further information: Medibank - UNSW

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ANZ Staff Benefits

ANZ Staff Benefits

ANZ provide exclusive banking benefits for Employees of UNSW.

Further information: ANZ Bank - anz@work

 

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The Canberra campus of the University of New South Wales is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). ADFA is located in an Australian bushland setting less than five kilometres from the city centre and the Canberra airport.

Choosing to work at UNSW Canberra can provide attractive benefits and support to staff through every stage of their life and career in a world-class organisation. This includes a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs offered as conditions of employment within the University.

There are many benefits offered to UNSW Canberra staff members. The tabs and links below outline each of these.

Health & Wellbeing

The Safety and Well-being team at UNSW have developed four central themes to support staff and students – healthy minds, healthy bodies, healthy places, healthy culture.

Further information: UNSW Wellbeing

The following are key Health & Wellbeing programs offered to staff:

Global Challenge

The Global Challenge is a virtual journey around the world.  In teams of 7, staff track their steps and other fitness activity for 100 days with the total distance travelled determining the team’s location in the world.  Teams compete against each other as well against other Universities and organisations, but the real goal for staff is to get fit, keep active and have fun with work-mates.

Further information: UNSW Safety - Global challenge

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counselling, coaching and wellbeing service free for all for UNSW staff and their immediate family members. The service can help staff achieve lifestyle, work, personal and family goals and assist with managing work and life experiences, issues or concerns that arise from time to time.

Further information: UNSW Wellbeing - EAP (Benestar)

Training & Development Opportunities

UNSW Staff Tuition Fee Subsidy

UNSW offers staff a 40% discount on tuition fees for courses and degrees run at UNSW that are relevant to their existing role. This initiative will initially be run as a 3-year pilot set to finish at the end of 2020.

Further information: UNSW HR - Fee subsidy

Study and Examination Leave

Professional staff can request study leave for a program of study that has direct relevance to their position.  For each hour of class contact (or equivalent distance education), staff can take half an hour of study leave for a maximum of 4 hours per week. Additional time off may also be granted for the attendance of examinations. For further information please refer to Clause 44.0 of the UNSW Australia (Professional Staff) Enterprise Agreement.

Further information: UNSW HR - Enterprise Agreements

Lynda

Lynda.com helps UNSW staff and students learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. UNSW staff and students have unlimited access to a vast library (3,278 courses and 109,000 tutorials) of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.

Further information: UNSW IT - Lynda

Special Studies Program

A Special studies program (SSP) is a period of release from normal duties for Academic staff to engage in research or other scholarly work or to undertake a project related to teaching or to academic administration.

Further information: UNSW HR - Special Studies Program

UNSW Staff Learning

UNSW provides staff with an impressive range of learning opportunities for both academic and professional staff. 

Further information: UNSW - Staff learning

Public & University Holidays

UNSW staff receive the following paid public holidays each year:

New Year's Day

Australia Day

Canberra Day (ACT ONLY)

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Anzac Day

Queen's Birthday

Labour Day

Family and Community Day (ACT ONLY)

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/employee/holidays.html

Annual and other types of leave

University employees are entitled to a variety of generous leave provisions. Both academic and professional staff are entitled to (not all applicable to TRP staff):

  • 20 days of annual leave per year (pro-rata for part-time employees).
  • annual leave loading payment (limits apply).
  • three months of long service leave on full pay on completion of 10 years' service.

Other leave entitlements include (but are not limited to) sick, maternity, adoption, foster parent, partner and grandparent and carers leave.

Additional Information about leave entitlements can be found in the Enterprise Agreements

University holidays

The University generally closes operations over the Christmas/New Year holiday for a specified period reviewed each year.   The 3 working days between Christmas and New Year are granted to staff at the discretion of UNSW as ‘University Holidays’ with pay.  Professional staff are required to take 3 days of the shutdown period as annual leave and special rules apply to Academic staff under the Enterprise Agreements, but the University holiday effectively gives staff 20 days annual leave plus 3 additional days per annum (a total of 23 days).    

Further information: UNSW HR - Christmas shutdown

Study and Examination Leave

Professional staff can request study leave for a program of study that has direct relevance to their position.  For each hour of class contact (or equivalent distance education), staff can take half an hour of study leave for a maximum of 4 hours per week. Additional time off may also be granted for the attendance of examinations. For further information please refer to Clause 44.0 of the UNSW Australia (Professional Staff) Enterprise Agreement.

Further information: UNSW HR - Enterprise agreements

Hours of work

Ordinary hours of work for professional staff is 35 hours per week (7 hours per day worked within the Business Units required span of hours). Many parts of the University operate on flex-time which allows professional staff some flexibility in their working day, with prior agreement between the employee and the supervisor being required.

Superannuation

The University offers a generous superannuation scheme with contributions for University employees made to UniSuper, the industry fund for the Tertiary sector. The level at which the employer and employee are required to contribute is detailed in the relevant Enterprise Agreement.

Employees may have the option of salary packaging additional superannuation contributions. Senior employees engaged on a total remuneration package also have the option to package salary and superannuation as they choose.

 

Further information: Unisuper website

 

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Salary rates/Salary sacrificing

The University offers very competitive salary rates for academic and professional staff. Salary is paid fortnightly (every second Thursday) and payment is made to a bank, building society or credit union account nominated by the employee. The University's flexible payroll systems allow premiums, medical and hospital fund contributions, and credit union deposits or repayments.

Further information: UNSW HR - Salaries

Motor Vehicle Leasing

UNSW offer staff the opportunity to salary package a fully maintained vehicle under a lease referred to as a Novated Lease.  A novated lease is a financial agreement between a staff member, UNSW and fleet management provider. It enables staff to lease a vehicle of their choice, while enjoying the tax-effective benefit of financing the vehicle and its operating cost from pre-tax (or a combination of pre and post-tax) salary.  Other benefits include discounts on vehicle purchase price and all essential running costs.

Further information: UNSW Estate Management - Motor vehicles

Leave Loading

Leave Loading is an additional salary payment made once per annum to staff whose remuneration is covered by the conditions in either the Academic or Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement.  The payment is calculated at 17.5% of four weeks base pay (prorata for new hires during the year) up to a specified cap.  Traditionally leave loading is paid to staff in the pay-run during or near to the Christmas holiday shutdown period. 

Further information: UNSW HR - Enterprise agreements

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving is a simple and effective way for staff to regularly donate to nominated charities and the UNSW foundation via salary sacrifice deductions by payroll.

Further information: UNSW HR - Workplace giving (pdf)

The Canberra campus of the University of New South Wales is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). ADFA is located in an Australian bushland setting less than five kilometres from the city centre and the Canberra airport.

Choosing to work at UNSW Canberra can provide attractive benefits and support to staff through every stage of their life and career in a world-class organisation. This includes a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs offered as conditions of employment within the University.

There are many benefits offered to UNSW Canberra staff members. The tabs and links below outline each of these.

Free Flu Vaccinations

Staff are eligible for free influenza vaccinations each year from UNSW Health Services. Flu Vaccinations on the Canberra Campus are arranged by Human Resources in April/May of each year and are announced in the Newsletter.

Living in Canberra

Canberra is a modern city, celebrating 100 years young in 2013, chosen as Australia's national capital in 1908 as a diplomatic solution when both Melbourne and Sydney wanted the role. Its name comes from the local Aboriginal word Kamberra meaning 'Meeting Place'.

As Australia's capital city, Canberra is the focal point for activities and events that affect and influence the nation. It is the home of Federal Government and the public service, a focus for business and industry, home to the international diplomatic community, a place of study or just a great place to live.

As a planned city, Canberra is known for its large open spaces, parklands and natural beauty. Coupled with fantastic town centres, a cafe culture and an outdoor lifestyle, Canberra is an ideal place for students of all ages to call home. Located within a few hours' drive of both the beach and Australia's best ski fields, Canberra offers an almost endless range of things to see and do. The other eastern seaboard cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane can be easily reached by bus, train or plane. With almost 320,000 residents, Canberra is a cosmopolitan city enriched by strong national and international ties, a thriving cultural, educational, entertainment and sporting life and all set amidst extensive natural parks.

Canberra also offers unparalleled access to a range of research and study resources and is the base for a host of national organisations like the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Library, the National Gallery of Australia, a showcase Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, government departments and CSIRO. Canberra offers a lively cultural life and is home to four universities and other higher education institutions.

Further information: Canberra. Create Your Future - Living in Canberra

Facilities available on campus

The UNSW Canberra campus has a large and comprehensive library, state-of-the-art computing facilities, well-equipped and modern laboratories and a concessions area which includes a hair salon, a University Cooperative Bookshop, financial institutions, a 24-hr ATM and the ADFA Cafe.

Family Friendly Work Practices

UNSW Canberra has a number family friendly work practices in place to assist staff. These arrangements are designed to find the best possible match between the interests of the University and those of individual employees and can include: flex-time; permanent part time work; job sharing; recognition of carers' responsibilities and leave such as parental leave (academic staff/professional staff) and carer's leave (academic staff/professional staff).

Further information: UNSW HR - Flexibility & Leave @ UNSW

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Public Transport

A taxi rank and bus stops are located on various locations around campus.

Officers Mess and Senior Common Room

The ADFA Officers Mess is unique in Australia. The mess was established in 1985 to be a faculty shared between members of the Australian Defence force and University staff as their Senior Common Room, in order to foster and promote collegiality.

Onsite indoor sports centre

Gym Membership at the ADFA gym is available free of charge to Staff of UNSW Canberra. It includes all the latest equipment, indoor sports fields and heated indoor swimming pool.

Equity & Diversity

Parents Room

UNSW Canberra is an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly workplace.

A Parents’ Room is available in the Academy Library for the use of all students and staff. Equipped with a comfortable chair, refrigerator, blinds and toys, hand washing facilities and breastpump storage area.

The room is located on the top floor of the Library and available during the Library opening hours. Baby Change Facilities are also located on the top floor of the Library (in the Accessible toilet).

Contact the Equity & Diversity Office anytime for advice and support or to provide feedback on the parents room.

Further information: UNSW HR - Breastfeeding at work

Prayer Room

A Muslim prayer room is available on campus in Building 21, Lower Floor, Room 101

Disability

The Equity & Diversity Office is available to advise and support staff with disability or ongoing health conditions. Including the implementation of reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

Staff members with disability, experiencing injury or illness, diagnosed with a medical or mental health condition or who are the primary carer of someone with a disability and/or continuing health condition are encouraged to make contact with the Manager, Equity and Diversity to access advice and support. All information is treated confidentially.

Further information: UNSW HR - Disability@UNSW

Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ) students and staff

The ALLY@UNSW Network aims to ensure UNSW is a safe, welcoming place for all students and staff who identify as LGBTIQ.

Our ALLIES will be happy to hear from you. ALLIES can be recognised by the rainbow ALLY@UNSW logo on the badge they are wearing, or by an ALLY certificate/sticker on their office door.

More information on becoming or contacting an ALLY can be found at UNSW Student - ALLY@UNSW

Onsite Car Parking

Onsite parking at the Australian Defence Force Academy is available to staff free of charge, with numerous locations for convenience and ease. View the UNSW Canberra campus map.

Location

The Canberra campus of the University of New South Wales is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). ADFA is located in an Australian bush land setting less than five kilometres from the city centre and the Canberra airport.