WHS Local Action Plan

The School has again achieved 100% compliance with the key action items in the Local Action Plan for 2018. Well done to all involved. Work now begins on the 2019 plan..

This years plan is looking at the maintenance we do on our equipment (planned and ad hoc).

On direction from Ian Furness in Central WHS, the School has been working on a Plant Register that encompasses our larger (by size or value) equipment, and part of this is identifying service/maintenance that we do.

If you have any service/maintenance undertaken on any equipment can you please send a copy of the report to Serafina Close (Fina) and she will upload it and either link it to the particular piece of equipment on the Plant Register or put it in a separate folder. If you have any from the last six months, please send through and we can upload those now.

Once established, this register and folder will be on the School's SharePoint under WHS.

Online Safety and Wellbeing modules

Learnonline is now the main platform for UniSA-wide online safety and wellbeing training.

It replaces the UniSA 'Online Training Portal'. This portal took staff and students to the external Kineo (formerly e3Learning) training site. We are no longer using Kineo as an external provider for safety and wellbeing online training.

Eleven new UniSA-tailored modules have been posted on learnonline. A further 5 risk-specific modules offered by an external provider are also accessed through learnonline. These complement 4 learnonline modules launched some time ago, to make a total of 20 modules.

Full details of the new arrangements are given at Safety & Wellbeing Induction & Training, including FAQs and instructions for self-enrolment as a participant (‘student’) in each module.

The familiar mandatory module ‘Work Health and Safety Fundamentals’ has been replaced by ‘Safety & Wellbeing at UniSA’.

Free Flu Vaccination for UniSA Staff

In conjunction with the UniSA Health Medical Clinic and Bupa, the University's Wellbeing program is providing staff the opportunity to book a free four (4) strain flu shot.

To book an appointment at one of the campus locations below, please visit the UniSA Medical Clinic website for online bookings and follow the prompts for staff flu shot bookings.

Please make sure you make an appointment - this is not a walk in service.

Free Skin Cancer Checks

How much UV exposure did you get this Summer?

The Sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. Damage to your skin can occur in as little as 11 minutes of exposure. Finding skin cancer early gives you the best chance of successful treatment. It is important that you know your own skin so that you can detect any changes early and it is recommended that you get a skin cancer check from a doctor annually. As part of our wellbeing program, we invite you to book your free skin check today (funded for staff through Bupa Wellness) at the UniSA Health and Medical Clinic by calling 1300 172 996 or book online at www.unisamedical.com.au. Offer ends Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Updated School WHS policies/procedures

The WHS group has recently created/updated procedures/guidelines such as the International Adaptors Fact Sheet and the PMB vaccination requirements. Please ensure you are up to date with all relevant School WHS policies and procedures. The entire list can be found here.

Management of Conflict of Interest Policy

As mentioned previously at School Board, the Management of Conflict of Interest Policy has been released.

The Policy sets out UniSA’s position and UniSA employees’ responsibilities in relation to the registering of personal interests and declarations of a conflict of interest; and the recording of those through a confidential Register of Personal Interests Form (Senior Staff) and a Declaration of Conflict of Interest. There is more information on the website at http://i.unisa.edu.au/staff/ptc/values-and-conduct/managing-conflicts/

Please can you all take the time to familiarise yourself with the Policy and make sure you’re clear on your obligations. If you have any questions, please contact Bec Sewell who can direct you to the appropriate person in PTC.


2019 Payment Summaries will be replaced with Employment Income Statements

From 1 July 2018, the method in which the University reports employee pay entitlements to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) changed. The Government initiative known as ‘Single Touch Payroll’ requires employers to send employee pay information to the ATO each pay day, as opposed to sending an annual report at the end of the financial year.

As a consequence Payment Summaries that you have previously received at the end of each financial year will no longer be provided by the University. Instead your year-to-date pay entitlements will be added automatically to ATO online, within your myGov account. (Employment>View Income Statements). If you do not have an existing myGov account, one can be created by visiting my.gov.au.

If you choose not to create a myGov account you will need to contact the ATO for a copy of your payment information.

You can continue to access fortnightly payslips and previous financial year Payment Summaries via myHR.


From the library


The Library is improving the way it delivers Reading Lists in learnonline. The new system, called eReserveis now available in Beta and went live on January 3rd

• Take full control over the quality, content and timely distribution of your readings in learnonline 

• See how well students are engaging with your readings through learning analytics 

• Get complete assurance about the copyright compliance of your readings 

• Utilise your preferred citation styles for readings 

• Reuse reading content from a vast University-wide collection 

• Streamline access for students 



New and improved Library Catalogue was launched on December 3. It brings with it a fresh and intuitive design with seamless functionality making it even easier to use on any device. It comes with the ability to create booklists, save your searches and keep your search history. It will provide you with more ways to explore and learn through automated recommendations, topic exploration and virtual browse. 

We welcome your feedback

If you have any questions or require assistance please contact Ask The Library.



Enhancements to the UpToDate Database

UptoDate is a clinical point of need reference tool, that includes extensive links to evidence and guidelines.

Following subscriber feedback, UptoDate has made some upgrades to their interface:

  • Streamlined navigation with consolidated links

  • Improved font size and spacing for readability

  • Consistent interface on mobile devices

Quick Reference Links
Customer Success Center
Help & Training - Share with clinical teams to help them get started.
Live Online Learning - Encourage users to attend a training session.
Customer Service



Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews including Cochrane Reviews. If you've got questions about how to get started on your first project or review, please join for a new training webinar: Covidence 101.  

The webinars are scheduled monthly and include a live demo showcasing some useful features, plus tips and tricks to jumpstart your progress. You will also have a chance to get your specific questions answered. Sessions fill up fast, so reserve your spot today!

To register for the next session, go to: Covidence101


The University of South Australia now has access to the USP-NF and FCC subscriptions. To gain access, students and researchers will need to create a USP Access Point log in with the email domain unisa.edu.au. Please contact Kendra Carey for further detailed instructions.

Need Support?

We have a range of resources and services we can offer for your teaching needs:

Subject guides

Assignment Help resources

Delivering face to face training

Please contact us via Ask the Library, or:

Telephone 26231 (internal calls)

1300 137 659 (local call in Australia) 

Email: asklibrary@unisa.edu.au