How can we support you?

Notre Dame is committed to enabling staff to remain connected while they are off-Campus through a range of tools and platforms.

Here is all you need to know about how to work and teach online at Notre Dame when you're off-Campus.


  • How do I work online?

    Please refer to the Conditions: Home-Based Work Arrangements during COVID-19 pandemic which outlines the conditions to be observed when working from home arrangements are put in place as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The University has a range of online tools for staff to use when working off-Campus.

    Please note, while working off-Campus the University's standards, policies and procedures still apply.

    You can access the University's resources and systems remotely with your staff ID via the following platforms:

    A webinar has been produced to assist in getting ready to work online or off-campus.

    Please also refer to our Ergonomics Self-assessment tool in the interests of staff health and safety.

  • What will I need to work online?

    To work off-Campus, you will require access to the following:

    • a laptop or personal computer
    • staff login details
    • internet – broadband wired or wireless
    • webcam and microphone (plugin, mobile phone or laptop)
  • What are the tools for teaching online?

    The University is committed to the provision of technology-enhanced learning for all students through a range of online tools that allow students to learn virtually when they are off-Campus:

    • Blackboard – our learning management system.
      • Turnitin – students can submit their text-based assessments through Blackboard using Turnitin.
      • Collaborate Ultra – for pre-recorded or streamed lectures and self-led or interactive tutorials.
    • Zoomavailable for use to enhance students' online learning experience through video conferencing.

    For more information visit the online teaching tools page.

  • Health and Wellbeing

    Your health, safety and wellbeing at work matters to us.  We want you to be supported, engaged and connected with our University community through this time so we can get through it together.


    Leave & Working Arrangements
    If you are unwell or need time off work to fulfil carer’s responsibilities you should notify your supervisor and apply for leave on PeopleSoft.

    If your Dean/Senior Manager has approved for you to work from home, please ensure you familiarise yourself with the Conditions: Home-Based Work Arrangements during COVID-19 pandemic and the resources available on working online. It is important that you discuss working from home arrangements with your supervisor so there is clarity on work activities, communication expectations and support available.

    If you have any questions or concerns about leave or working arrangements, please discuss these with your supervisor or contact your local Staffing Office.


    The 19 March 2020 all staff communication details a list of general guidance relating to the transition to working off-campus.

  • Workplace Health & Safety

    The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all staff, students, visitors, volunteers and contractors. Occupational health and safety considerations will still apply for staff who are working off-campus, both from the employer and the employees' consideration. If you do have any concerns about the health and safety of your home or remote working environment, we encourage you to discuss these with your line manager or the WHS Committee Executive Officer for your respective campus.  These contacts and more information can be found at Workplace Health and Safety.

    Please also refer to our Ergonomics Self-assessment tool in the interests of staff health and safety.

  • Counselling

    At Notre Dame the pastoral care and wellbeing of all of our staff is a priority. If you are struggling or experiencing mental distress the University provides access to counselling support through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

    Notre Dame’s EAP provider is Access Wellbeing Services.

    Phone: 1300 66 77 00 (24/7)

    More information

    Supporting you during COVID-19

    Access Wellbeing Services have developed the following information sheets to support you and your family during this challenging time.

  • Need IT help?

    Need help? Contact your IT Service Desk:

    Call us NSW +61 2 8204 4444 / WA +61 8 9433 0999
    Email us

    We are available from 7am to 9pm local time.