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 employees have access to heavily discounted Corporate airline club lounge rates for Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Further information: Club Lounge Access

 

       

Travel

UNSW employees can access all the current travel contracts through SERKO online or through the preferred travel agent. Deals are available through a range of airlines and motels along with car hire through Avis.

Further information: Please click on the image below to be directed to Serko UNSW website. 

Retail Discounts

Staff discounts can be obtained for a variety of goods and services at various stores across Australia by providing evidence of your employment at The University of New South Wales by showing your staff card.

Further information:UNSW Procurement

 

These include discounts at the following:

 

                               

Medibank Health Insurance

Corporate Health Insurance

UNSW has an arrangement in place with Medibank to provide an 8.3% discount on all private health insurance products for staff.

UNSW Medibank website

 

ANZ Staff Benefits

ANZ Staff Benefits

ANZ provide exclusive banking benefits for Employees of UNSW.

Further information: ANZ Bank Website

 

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.

Equity & Diversity

The University of New South Wales is committed to the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in education and employment. It aims to provide a study and work environment for staff and students that fosters fairness, equity, and respect for social and cultural diversity, and that is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and vilification. An Equity Unit is located on the Canberra campus and provides a range of services which may be accessed by staff.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

UNSW offers a free, confidential counseling service to staff members and their families which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is provided by an external professional EAP organisation - Davidson Trahaire.

For more information visit:

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

Training Opportunities

UNSW provides training and development opportunities for staff by:

  • supporting staff in planning and developing their careers
  • offering training courses (in training and facilitation skills, recruitment and selection and other areas)
  • addressing the development needs of managers and academic leaders, and
  • providing opportunities for staff to network and learn from one another.

SSP or Sabbatical leave

Academics are eligible for up to six months SSP leave upon completion of three years' of service which includes financial assistance:

payment of the staff member's airfare (maximum amount applies), grant towards SSP living expenses and, grant support for spouse and dependant child, for family members accompanying the staff member for six weeks or more.

More information can be found at:

http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/employee/acad/ssp.html

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.

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

 

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 Salaries

 

The University recognises the value of flexible remuneration planning for its staff by providing some salary sacrificing options. Salary sacrificing allows staff to restructure the way they receive their salary to suit individual needs and maximise take home pay.

 

Salary Sacrificing is available for a number of items including; super, motor vehicles and computing equipment.

Further information: UNSW Salary Sacrifice

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.

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.

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).

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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.

Onsite Car Parking

Onsite parking 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.