UniSA recognises that its staff and students have a wide range of carer responsibilities outside of their work and study. There are times that these responsibilities compete with the demands of study and work. The University is committed to providing reasonable flexibility in the conditions of employment and enrolment. Download Access and Inclusion: Carers in Higher Education.
Students who are carers
The University recognises that many students have responsibilities to provide care that can impact on study. A range of options are available to assist students in managing the competing demands of study and care provision. Students who are the primary carer of a person with disabilities should contact a Disability Adviser if they wish to register for support.
Provisions are determined on a case by case basis and supporting documentation such as eligibility for carers benefit or medical documentation is required.
Students who require carer assistance
The Disability Service can assist in facilitating the provision of care support on campus for students who require personal care. The Disability Service can help with things like facilitating car parking for personal care on campus, assistance scheduling class times to allow provision of care, and help with access to facilities on campus for supported personal care.
Staff who are carers
The University recognises that both prospective and current staff may have responsibilities to care for family members.
For prospective staff, where the University is made aware of the need for flexibility due carer responsibilities, it will consider what reasonable arrangements can be accommodated while weighing up the impact on business needs.
For existing staff, the University offers a range of flexible work arrangements and leave, including carers leave, family responsibility leave and compassionate leave.
The University provides paid leave for staff for the purpose of meeting carer responsibilities. This paid leave is available for continuing and fixed term staff only. A staff member is entitled to access their accrued personal leave entitlement for absences to provide care and support to a relative, partner, member of household or a member of a kinship group.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College