Health and wellbeing

The University is committed to the health, wellness and safety of all staff.

If you have specific concerns about your health and wellness, advise their manager or HR Adviser immediately. Your manager will consider what reasonable steps may be taken. This may include medical assistance, or a review of the workplace and your needs to determine if changes are required. Where appropriate, leave may be granted to assist in resolving the health and wellness concern.

If you have a concern about your health and wellness, there are practical steps outlined in our Health and Wellness Standards and Procedures.

For more information our commitment to a safe and healthy workplace, read our Health and Safety Policy.

Discomfort, pain and injury

ACC provides the following useful resources for preventing and managing discomfort, pain and injury at the workplace:


We support rehabilitation following an injury or illness and ensure there are appropriate plans for monitoring your health and/or rehabilitation. See our Rehabilitation Standards and Procedures.

Eye tests

We provide eye examinations and subsidised lenses and frames for eligible staff. Read more at Eye Tests for Staff Members Standards.

Staff with disabilities

We provide an inclusive and accessible environment for staff with disabilities. Find out more about our policy, guidelines, resources and parking options.

Seee also Staff mental health and wellbeing.


We run staff seminars on wellbeing at work. See:


If you are facing difficult circumstances or decisions, personally or at work, you can access confidential support and guidance through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

Medical retirement

Medical retirement cannot be forced. However, if an employee has been ill or injured and fitness to work is in question, a proper process of assessment is expected. The outcomes of this assessment should lead to an honest discussion between the manager and the staff member.

Considerations would include:

  • A complete medical/psychological/functional assessment
  • Appropriate treatment requirements and/or rehabilitation plan
  • When it is safe to return
  • What tasks can be managed and how
  • Reasonable adjustments that may be required
  • Impact on job description