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Curtin University

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Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university, welcoming more than 53,000 students and 4,000 staff from all over the world. As the institution moves into its 50th anniversary, its focus will be on strengthening its position as a leading, global provider of education and research. 

Health and Wellbeing Highlights

  • Detailed action plan outlining key strategies for implementation over the next 12 months
  • Two staff members from Injury Management team to coordinate and drive program
  • Dedicated staff wellness website
  • Smoke-free workplace policy supported by the promotion of Quitline support services and resources for staff
  • Staff are entitled to 2 hours per week (paid time) to participate in health and wellbeing activities. No more than 30 minutes of paid time is to be taken on any one day
  • Network of volunteer wellness champions in each Faculty and Department to assist with the implementation and promotion of their program
  • Conduct ongoing staff consultation and evaluation to measure the impact and success of their program
  • Actively promote and encourage staff to use public transport, cycle, walk and/or car-pool to and from work  
  • End of journey facilities to encourage physical activity and active transport. Including:
    • Over 500 bike racks at more than 40 locations, campus wide
    • Secure bike parks located at selected buildings
    • Bike pods that include electric bike chargers, lockers, showers and change facilities
    • Bike fix repair station
  • Regularly host bike to work events, using healthy breakfasts and the Bike Doctor as an incentive to participate
  • State of the art Gymnasium which staff can utilise at a subsidised cost
  • Vice Chancellor has endorsed that all new fit-outs/major refurbs will be furnished with 100% sit-stand desks and they already have over 200 sit-stand workstations available for staff
  • All staff are encouraged to install a Take-a-Break reminder or WorkRave software on their computer, to remind them to break up their sitting time
  • Free monthly wellness seminars, which have included sessions on men’s health, women’s health, nutrition, exercise, physical activity and sedentary behaviour and mental health and wellbeing
  • Free annual staff wellness expo showcasing the wellness resources (on and off-campus) available to staff
  • Interdepartmental challenges to increase staff morale and physical activity.  For example, participation in the Global Corporate Challenge
  • Regular wellness events with access to free health checks and wellness assessments
  • Access to a 12-week exercise program supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Access to Living Longer Living Stronger program, which is a structured exercise program suitable for people over 50 years
  • Access to a range of exercise activities, including free yoga, Pilates, Zumba, hula hoop classes and organised walking groups
  • Promote and encourage staff to participate in community events such as HBF Run for a Reason and City to Surf


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Industry Education and Training
Workplace size 200+
Location Bentley
Current Achievement
John Cordery - Provost Professor - October 2016

"Curtin University is strongly committed to ensuring that safety, health and well-being are our paramount concern"

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