The University of Melbourne Collective Agreement 2010
Part C: Types of Employment
- Application and purpose of this part
- Types of employment
- Part-time employment: pro-rata benefits
- Information to be provided to continuing and fixed-term staff members upon appointment
- Contracts may contain a reasonable probation period
14. Application and purpose of this part
14.1 The purpose of this Part of the Agreement is to regulate the types of employment contract which may be offered by the University.
14.2 The parties recognise that security of employment is of benefit to the University and to individual staff members as it enables both to make long-term commitments and investments.
14.3 The University will provide the NTEU with data on the number of equivalent full time staff employed or engaged under each type of employment as at 31 March each year.
15. Types of employment
15.1 The University shall engage a staff member as an employee on terms that correspond with one or other of the types of employment prescribed in clause 15.2 and in accordance with this Agreement.
15.2 Those types are:
- continuing employment (including Research Continuing Employment (Contingent-Funded);
- fixed-term employment; or
- casual employment.
15.4 To avoid doubt, nothing in this clause prevents a staff member from engaging in additional work as a casual staff member and being paid as a casual staff member in work unrelated to, or identifiably separate from, the staff member’s normal duties.
16. Part-time employment: Pro-rata benefits
16.1 Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, a part-time staff member is entitled, on a pro-rata basis, to the same employment conditions specified in this Agreement as would apply to a full-time staff member in an equivalent position.
17. Information to be provided to continuing and fixed-term staff members upon appointment
17.1 Upon engagement, the University will provide to each continuing and fixed-term staff member a contract of employment which stipulates the type of employment and informs the staff member of the terms of engagement at the time of the appointment in relation to:
- the date of commencement of employment;
- the classification level and salary of the staff member on commencement of the employment;
- the hours or time fraction to be worked;
- for any staff member subject to probationary employment, the length and terms of the probation; and
- other main conditions of employment, or the documentary, or other recorded sources from which such conditions derive, and from which the duties and reporting relationships to apply upon appointment can be ascertained.
17.2 In addition to the information supplied in clause 17.1, the contract of employment of a fixed-term staff member will indicate:
- the term of the employment (or in lieu of a finishing date, the circumstance(s) or contingency relating to a specific task or project, upon the occurrence of which the term of the employment shall expire);
- the circumstance(s) by reference to which the use of fixed-term contract for the type of employment has been decided for that employment; and
- any severance which may be payable on termination of the contract in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
18. Contracts may contain a reasonable probation period
18.1 Continuing and fixed-term employment may contain a reasonable probationary period that is directly related to the nature of the work to be carried out under the contract.
18.2 The length and conditions of a staff member's probation period will be determined in accordance with clause 67 of this Agreement.
18.3 Any second or subsequent fixed-term contract, with the University, shall not contain a probationary period unless the second or subsequent fixed term contract is for a position where the duties are substantially different.