From HealthPoint [intranet link only - NOTE as at 17 July 2020 this link is broken - HSS is updating the page]:
Email advice from HSS 17 July 2020: "Yes the Home Use Program will still be there. It is a standard Software Assurance benefit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/licensing-programs/software-assurance-by-benefits/?activetab=software-assurance-by-benefits-tab:primaryr4
So for Office, users will get a discount if they want to buy a personal/family copy (30% off)
And yes you are right; if you want to let users install Office (being renamed to Microsoft 365 Apps) then log in using their WA Health credentials to activate the product, that is fine too, and they wouldn’t need to buy anything. They can be logged in to up to 5 Windows/Mac installations (including their work PC’s). Download from office.com once they log in."
The information that follows was copied from the HSS HealthPoint intranet 19 December 2019 - to assist in making the information accessible from off-site.
An image from HealthPoint has been captured in a pdf document and is attached above. Essential elements from it are detailed below.
Microsoft Office for Home Use Program (HUP) https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/home-use-program
Note: Do not open / install the delivered products on your work computer. It is licensed only for your personal home use.
As a WA Government employee Microsoft provide their Office productivity suite at discounted prices. It provides employees with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the upcoming technology which will form part of their day-to-day activity in the workplace.
Use your Health e-mail address to register for the Home use program (as seen below) and you will receive an e-mail indicating that you qualify.
The site will say "Thanks! If you’re eligible, a verification email will be sent to your shortly."
Within that email, should be a blue button that asks you to login to start saving. Click on the button to reach the shopping site.
This may prompt you for a Microsoft online account (Live ID). You may have one from any previous Home Use Program purchase. Otherwise follow the prompts to create a new sign in.
Just like any regular shopping site, clicking on the Buy now buttons will add items to a shopping cart which you can review and proceed to the Checkout.
The checkout provides two payment methods, Poli (an Australian-based online debit payment like PayPal) or by card.
There are a couple of differences which employees may notice from what was previously offered.
Office 365 Annual Subscription
Firstly, you will notice when logging into the Home Use Program site that Microsoft are primarily encouraging customers to subscribe to the Office 365 suite. This is the same productivity suite WA Health will be rolling out with Windows 10.
They provide a 30% discount off these subscriptions.
The cheapest subscription (currently at $69.30 per year) allows just yourself to use the suite.
The alternative subscription (currently at $90.30 per year) allows other family members (up to 6 people) to use the suite as well.