Western Health has a wide range of affiliations that provide discounts on goods and services. These relationships were established to provide our most valuable asset, our employees, with a variety of benefits.
Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved means of restructuring your income available to all employees at Western Health. It enables you to nominate items such as mortgage, rent or credit card payments to be paid by your employer from your pre-tax income.
By ‘packaging’ part of your salary, you can potentially reduce the amount of tax that you pay and maximise your net salary.
You are entitled to salary package up to $9,010 tax-free on items that generally attract Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT), provided that this does not exceed 80% of salary for full time, part time and casual employees.
Our employees are also eligible to package an additional $2,650 for Meal Entertainment expenses each FBT year.
At Western Health, we regard our people as our most valuable asset and encourage them to develop their full potential. We aim to provide clear pathways for development and opportunities for all of our employees.
Western Health offers continuing education courses to enable our workforce to develop skills and knowledge.
Educational and professional development programs/courses available include:
Scholarships for Nurses and Midwives
Computer Training Courses
Onsite Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Courses
Click here for more information regarding professional development and training opportunities at Western Health.
We offer employees the opportunity to balance their work and home lives through the provision of flexible working conditions. Many of our positions are for full time, part-time, casual, or even night shift work and there is the ability for flexible rostering in many areas.
We are committed to ensuring all employees have access to services and programs that promote a healthier environment and lifestyle:
On-site Gym – Located at Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals.
Yoga - 10-week introductory program located at Sunshine and Footscray Hospital.
Annual flu and Vaccination Program - This program involves formal influenza vaccination sessions at each hospital site as well as a mobile Influenza Vaccination Clinic, which visits all clinical areas.
Critical Incident Response (CIR) provides care and support to any employee who requires assistance as a result of direct or indirect involvement in operational activities and community disasters.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides care and support to any employee who requires assistance as a result of stress such that their work performance or wellness is being affected.
Western Health promotes the acknowledgement and recognition of employees through a range of formal award schemes including:
INSPIRE Awards - recognise employees and volunteers both as individuals and teams whose actions inspire others to live our values.
Chief Executive's Positive Workplace Award - recognises and celebrates our employees and volunteers who are contributing to creating a positive workplace.
Employee Service Awards – recognising the loyalty of long-serving employees.
Occupational Health and Safety Awards - recognising good work and commitment to ensuring a safe working environment.
Best Care Awards - honour improvement programs or initiatives that reflect the Western Health vision for Best Care and person-centred care.