The University recognises that its staff are one of our greatest assets. To recognise and reward this, staff are entitled to a number of benefits as part of their employment.
Staff and members of the public have access to the five general practices owned and operated by Adelaide Unicare – two located in the Adelaide CBD, two located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide and one on the Yorke Peninsula in rural South Australia. In addition to providing primary health care medical practices, Adelaide Unicare undertake undergraduate and postgraduate training of medical, nursing and allied health students who are placed in their practices by the University of Adelaide, as well as facilitating research into general practice. University of Adelaide staff are eligible for a discounted gap on consult item numbers only (staff must show a valid staff card).
The University has embarked on a plan to improve gender equity in its workforce. Key to this is staff being aware of the many family-friendly initiatives available to women and men at the University, including on-campus childcare facilities, parenting rooms and women’s lounges, access to flexible work arrangements and family-friendly leave, women’s networks and committees, and staff health and wellbeing initiatives.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free short-term counselling to staff and their immediate family, and is confidential and anonymous. Up to three counselling sessions per year are available to support and assist with any work or non-work related issue. Counselling is provided through an external and impartial agency, CHG, who employ an experienced team of counsellors.
BUPA Corporate Health Partnership
Staff health and wellbeing
There are sports and recreational clubs throughout the University. The University also offers gymnasium facilities on campus at The Fitness Hub including free weights, cardio equipment, and classes such as aerobics, yoga, cross training and dancing. Health, Safety and Wellbeing provide further details and information about the University of Adelaide's Healthy University Framework.