Recommended Training

These short courses are related to general responsibilities as employees of the University. They are coordinated by UniSA’s Safety and Wellbeing Team and delivered either online or face-to-face. Records of all completed online generic training are automatically maintained within the HR Management System.

View each course below for more detail on what they provide, who it is relevant to and how to access the courses.

For further information, please contact Pam Gomes (Safety and Wellbeing) at Pam.Gomes@unisa.edu.au or on 8302 1634.

  • Provide an understanding of UniSA’s Safety & Wellbeing Management System
  • Outline the WHS Responsibilities at all levels of the University
  • Introduce the Safety and Wellbeing Team
  • Demonstrate the Risk Management process
  • Discuss common workplace hazards and common controls.

Mandatory for all new continuing employees and fixed-term contract employees, excluding casuals / sessional

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

 

How we respond to challenges in life can impact our performance, our relationships and our wellbeing.  This 30 minute module provides a range of strategies for coping with some everyday challenges, with a focus on change.  It explores the notion of resilience and provides a six-step model for working through problems and being better prepared for future challenges.

Recommended for all new continuing employees and fixed-term contract employees, excluding casuals / sessional.

Employees can access the Bupa module at Bupa Lifeskills.

To protect the healthy and safety of your people, and to maximise their productivity and engagement, it's vital that you provide them with the appropriate support when they are struggling.  This 30 minute module starts with understanding some of the basics of mental health, including how to spot the signs and how to start and conduct a structured conversation with a team member about their wellbeing.  This modules covers all you need to know in simple language, including a helpful model for healthy conversations and some tips to build resilience in your team.

Recommended for all new managers/supervisors continuing employees and fixed-term contract employees (who are responsible for others), excluding casuals / sessional.

Employees can access the Bupa module at the Bupa Lifeskills.

  • Employee responsibilities
  • Manager or Supervisor responsibilities
  • Return to Work Case Manager responsibilities
  • Capacity for work
  • Recovery / Return to Work Plan
  • Claims Management

Managers and Supervisors

Employees can access the LearnOnline module here .

  • The key legal requirements for risk management
  • Concepts such as hazard, risk, reasonably practicable and hierarchy of controls
  • The systematic four-step process for risk management
  • The tools and resources available in UniSA for managing risks

Managers, Supervisors and Staff generally

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

  • Individual responsibilities for incident reporting and investigation
  • Incident reporting at UniSA
  • Incident investigation concepts and processes
  • UniSA’s online system for recording investigation findings and actions
  • Establishing all the factors involved in an incident
  • Appropriate actions and recommendations to prevent a recurrence.

Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders as well as Staff and Research Students generally.

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

  • Behaviours we value at UniSA
  • How to contribute to building a culturally, physically and mentally safe environment for our entire community
  • Which positive behaviours contribute to a healthy work environment
  • Which behaviours can be negative and even harmful
  • How to assess an uncomfortable situation that you are in or that you have witnessed
  • Action you can take to eliminate or reduce harm to yourself or others.

Managers and Supervisors as well as to all Staff and Students generally.

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

  • Why ergonomics is important in the office environment
  • Responsibilities of managers, supervisors and staff
  • How good work design influences positive health and safety outcomes
  • UniSA’s systematic approach for identifying and controlling hazards
  • Some common health implications and cause of injury/illness
  • How to set up your workstation to your individual needs
  • How to manage hazards in the workplace environment.

Employees and HDR Students who work in office environments

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

  • Introduce the hazards leading to slip, trips and falls
  • How you can assist in preventing harmful outcomes
  • Define slips, trips and falls
  • Common causes of slips, trips and falls
  • Effective measures to prevent slips, trips and falls
  • Design measures to minimise the risk of slips, trips and falls.

Employees and HDR Students

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

Two UniSA Academics talk about:

  • Their experience of Work Health and Safety (WHS) at UniSA
  • Their interpretation of the difference between supervision and academic supervision
  • Examples of applied WHS at UniSA
  • Where you can find information
  • Good practice in handling student communication
  • Your physical and psychological wellbeing, and
  • How you can apply health and safety in your own work

Staff new to an academic role

Employees can access the LearnOnline module here.