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Microsoft - Work at Home

Under the Department’s Microsoft software agreements, limited Microsoft work-at-home software is available to Department of Education and Early Childhood Development staff for a minimal fee.

Work-at-home software for DEECD staff

The software is available to all Department staff, including teaching staff, office administration staff, school specialist technicians, and central and regional office staff.  Staff may order and install a copy of any of the following products onto a home or portable computer that is used for work-related purposes:

  • Microsoft Office Professional (Windows) - includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, InfoPath, Sharepoint Work Space, Lync and One Note
  • Windows Upgrade from a qualifying operating system
  • Microsoft Office for Mac.

Note that home use of any other Microsoft products available under Department agreements is not permitted.

Use of software

Staff may only install work-at-home software onto one home or portable computer that is used for work-related purposes. 

The software must be removed from the home computer if the staff member ceases employment with the Department or the computer is disposed of.

Teachers and principal notebook computers provided under the Department’s Notebooks for Teachers and Principals Program do not count as a home computer for this purpose. To be clear, staff who receive a notebook under the Notebooks Program may only install work-at-home software onto a home computer other than the Department-supplied notebook, providing the home computer is used for work purposes.

Ordering and installation

Installation of work-at-home software can only be performed using media purchased for this purpose through the following online portal: http://education-vic.onthehub.com/

Staff must not use school or Department-owned media to install software on home computers.

Before ordering any of the products above, read the Work at Home Guidelines, which require a PIN and eduMail password and include instructions for logging into the site and ordering. To read the guidelines, see: Work at Home Guide (pdf - 569.61kb)

The Microsoft – Work at Home software is now a digital download purchased through the following online portal: http://education-vic.onthehub.com/

To log into Insight, see: Insight

Before installing any work-at-home software, staff must also download and complete the Microsoft Work at Home Acceptance Form (Word - 42Kb)

One copy of the completed form should be retained by the user and another copy retained within the workplace.

For enquiries about ordering Microsoft work-at-home software, email the Insight Help Desk