The information below has been copied from HealthPoint (the intranet). Extract:
Anyone with an active Department of Health email address and the correct program code can buy a fully licensed copy of Microsoft Office 2016 for just $16.50 (for PCs or Macs)
An exciting development for Western Australian public sector employees was the negotiation of the whole of government enterprise agreement with Microsoft, which incorporates a home licensing software option for staff.
Under the agreement, anyone with an active Department of Health email address and the correct program code can buy a fully licensed copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 for just $16.50 – a fraction of the recommended $788 retail price – to use on their home PC or Mac.
The offer gives staff the opportunity to upgrade their home software and become familiar with the new operating environment before it is rolled out in the workplace.
WA Health staff must buy the software directly from Microsoft. Please note this is a commercial transaction between Microsoft and individual staff members and is not an employment benefit. Microsoft will not make the software available to be downloaded from the Health intranet.
Order and pay for your software direct with Microsoft online at Home User Program (external link). Your order must be placed from your home computer as the software cannot be downloaded at work.
To complete the purchase you will need to provide your credit card details, a special program code and your Department of Health email address.
The program code is: AAE5E89868
When your order and payment has been accepted by Microsoft, confirmation will be emailed to your WA Health email address. This confirmation contains the product key which you will need to email home to download the software. [Or check your WA Health email on webmail at home]
Be aware that the software file size is approximately one gigabyte and will take at least one hour to download depending on your home broadband capacity. If you have a lower speed or dial up connection, it is recommended you accept the backup CD option. This option will incur an additional charge."