Working from Home or Remotely

As a part of UniSA's commitment to minimising the spread of the virus, many of our staff have transitioned to working remotely, from home or an alternative location. To assist staff and their managers in establishing a working from home arrangements the following resources have been provided:

Set up your 'work from home' arrangement

All staff are required to complete the COVID-19 Pandemic - Working from Home Arrangement (Appian form). This is to ensure that the arrangement agreed with your line manager has considered the implications for your position, and that of others, if you are working from home and so that we can be reassured that you can do safely and productively. Once established, a working from home arrangement should be regularly reviewed to ensure staff are receiving the appropriate support and regular contact with their line manager and colleagues.

Staying safe and connected is also critical. So that we can stay in touch with staff and communicate with them when we need to, we are asking all staff to check and update their contact information through the My Details page from the staff portal as soon as practically possible. Forms are also available via COVID-19 Related Forms the page.

Before you leave the office

We strongly encourage you to use this Working Remotely Checklist (pdf723kb) to ask yourself some key questions before you leave the office or work location. This will be a key input to completed the working from home form.

At home

Please visit the askIT - Work from home page for useful information on how to set up your work station at home and to make sure your work space is compliant with University Guidelines. Then once you're set up, use the WHS29 - Home Workstation Self-Assessment (Appian form), designed to help staff work from home safely.

Working at home can present challenges with support can be very effective. The following resources have been provided for staff to help with: 

These toolkits contain resources, videos, podcasts, checklists and articles staff will find useful in adapting to an alternative way of working including practical tips on how to divert your desk phone, how to hold virtual meetings and how to set up WorkPace on your home computer. 

Staying connected and engaged 

It is important that you stay in touch with your line manager on a regular basis, both one to one and as a team, You should also regularly review the Staff FAQs for the latest information on the University’s response to this evolving situation.

We have developed a set of COVID-19 Key Employment Principles  (.docx 41kb) that will assist you in understanding the employment implications of the current working arrangements.

It’s important for your wellbeing to remain productive and engaged in your work and connected to your team. Continue to invest in your development by exploring what’s available online via our Enterprising Essentials program and other development programs here and regularly review the Safety and Wellbeing information as we will be adding information and resources regularly.

Working on campus

Due to the nature of their role and responsibilities, or their specific personal circumstances, some staff will remain working on campus please refer to the Working on Campus information for guidance and support.

Further assistance

We appreciate the professionalism and flexibility our people have shown as the COVID-19 situation has progressed. If there is anything else that would be helpful to you please let us know via ptc@unisa.edu.au.

Due to the nature of their role and responsibilities, or their specific personal circumstances, it will not be feasible or appropriate for all staff to transition to working from home (or an alternative location) as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For those staff who do remain working on campus please refer to the Working on Campus information.