24. Salary

24.1  Salaries (including overtime and special loadings, if any) will be paid fortnightly.

24.2  Not withstanding the above, the University may offer deferred salary arrangements in accordance with University policy.

24.3  The salary increases listed in the following table will apply to all University staff covered by this agreement

Increase Date of Effect
3% 1 July 2013
3% 3 July 2014
3% 2 July 2015
3% 14 July 2016

24.4  Revised salary rates are set out in Schedule 123 and clause 12 as follows:  

Schedule 1  Academic staff 

Schedule 2  Casual sessional academic staff 

Schedule 2.11 of Schedule 2  Clinical skills tutors 

S3.1 of Schedule 3  Professional staff 

S3.3 of Schedule 3  Staff at University House and the hospitality stream in Halls of Residence 

S3.4 of Schedule 3  Casual staff employed as simulated patients 

Clause 12  Graduate recruitment development program participants

Academic Level A appointments

24.5  A research only Level A staff member will be paid a salary not less than A2.

24.6  A staff member at level A will be paid a salary not less than the A3 rate where he or she is required to carry out full subject coordination duties as part of normal duties.

24.7  A staff member at level A will be paid a salary not less than the A4 rate where he or she upon appointment holds, or during appointment is awarded, a relevant doctoral qualification.

24.8  All staff members employed at Level A who hold a relevant doctoral qualification and undertake academic research with a level of independence commensurate with that of an ARC/NHMRC postdoctoral fellow will be paid a salary loading which will take their salary to that equivalent to someone appointed at Level B1. They will continue to receive their Level A salary plus the salary loading until they are promoted to Level B, at which time they will receive a salary of B1 but no loading. Such staff members are eligible to apply for promotion.

24.9.Research staff employed without any expectation of undertaking academic research with a level of independence commensurate with that of an ARC/NHMRC postdoctoral fellow will be paid according to the professional staff research stream regardless of whether or not they hold a doctoral qualification.2

Salaries - casual professional staff

24.10 A casual professional staff member will be employed by the hour and paid an hourly rate, being the hourly rate derived from the annual salary applicable to the appropriate ANU Officer level plus 25% casual loading as per clause 15.7 (Casual employment loading). A staff member with prior experience and/or enhanced skills and knowledge may be appointed at any salary step within the relevant level.                                                                                                                                               

Salaries - casual/sessional academic staff

24.11  A casual/sessional academic staff member will be paid at the rates set out in Schedule 2 (Sessional academic staff salary rates), which include the casual loading referred to at clause 14.7.

24.12  A casual/sessional academic staff member will be paid within 22 days of submitting a valid and completed claim for payment to the appropriate Departmental representative of the University.

24.13  An academic sessional staff member will be entitled to a Teaching Experience payment at the next highest salary point in the salary range where the staff member: 

  1. has been employed doing substantially similar work, normally in excess of four semesters,
  2. has acquired the skills, experience and knowledge that has resulted in an improved student experience during this time, and
  3. demonstrates ongoing satisfactory performance, including satisfactory student assessments where relevant. The Teaching Experience payment will be subject to the conditions in (b) and (c) above being maintained.

Salaries - apprentices, trainee technical officers and trainees

24.14  Apprentices and trainees technical officers employed in accordance with clause 14.7 (Employment schemes) will be paid a rate in accordance with the following table:  

Period Appretice (% of base rate of ANU03) Adult apprentice (% of base rate of ANU03) Trainee technical officer (% of base rate of ANU04) Adult technical officer (% of base rate of ANU04)
First 6 months 55 86 87.5 92
Second 6 months 65, subject to University satisfaction with performance 89 subject to University satisfaction with performance 87.5 92
2nd year 75 92 92 96
3nd year 85 95 96 98
4nd year 96 98 96 98

24.15  Apprentice and trainee technical officer definitions:

  1. an apprentice or trainee technical officer is a person who has immediately left school and will be paid at the non-adult base rate specified in the above table.
  2. an adult apprentice or trainee technical officer who is 21 years of age or over will be paid the adult rate specified in the table above.
  3. school means secondary education that may be facilitated through CIT, TAFE or an equivalent institution where a student qualifies for a leaving certificate.

24.16  The University will appoint an apprentice or trainee technical officer in accordance with the appropriate corresponding year, subject to the following:

  1. the University recognises that apprentices or trainee technical officers may have accelerated advancement with respect to the completion of their accreditation by the appropriate authority.
  2. the parties agree that the commencement salary for an apprentice or trainee technical officer should reflect their skill level and recognised prior learning (RPL). This needs to be supported by objective assessment provided by an appropriate training authority. Where the training authority confirms that an apprentice or trainee technical officer has skill levels appropriate with a higher entry point, the University will engage an apprentice or trainee technical officer at that point. In most cases, this will be either the second 6 months of Year 1 or starting salary at Year 2.
  3. an apprentice or trainee technical officer may approach the University to be evaluated for appointment to an advanced year if they claim to have advanced training and experience for their current or proposed year of appointment. The University will then arrange an evaluation by an appropriate training authority to determine what year the apprentice or trainee technical officer should be appointed.
  4. with respect to the above, CITC or another recognised training authority will be used for the skills and competency assessment for the appointment of an apprentice or a trainee technical officer consistent with their years of training and experience.

24.17  Trainees employed in accordance with clause 14.7 (Employment schemes) will be paid a rate in accordance with the following table:

Years out of School

 

Salary (% of an ANU03 base salary)

Highest year of schooling completed

  Year 10 or 11 Year 12
1 42 51
2 51 60
3 60 69
4 69 79
5 or more 79 79

24.18  Years out of school are determined on 1 January and include any period of schooling, which does not result in a completed year of schooling.

24.19  With respect to the above, a trainee who subsequently completes year 12 after commencing their traineeship shall not be paid less than the rate applicable had they not completed year 12.

 

2 Salary rates referred to in clause 24.5 - 24.9 are based on the salary numbering for 3 July 2014 in the Academic salary scale in schedule 1.

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