Schedule 2. Sessional academic salary rates

S2.1  Casual/sessional academic staff will be paid at the sessional rates specified below derived from the following formula:

  • relevant full time salary divided by 52 divided by 37.5 multiplied by hours multiplied by loading of 25%.

S2.2  The sessional rate of pay for lecturing or tutoring set in this schedule will encompass the following activities in addition to the delivery of lectures and/or tutorials:

  • preparing of lectures or tutorials
  • up to 30 minutes for each hour of teaching for contemporaneous marking for the students for whom the sessional staff member is responsible
  • administration of relevant records of students for whom the sessional staff member is responsible.
  • consultation with students involving face to face and email consultation prior to and following a lecture or tutorial
  • attendance at meetings specifically for the purpose of assisting the sessional staff member to prepare for their lecture or tutorial and which are intended as a substitute for preparation that the staff member would have otherwise had to undertake.

S2.3  For the purposes of this provision, "contemporaneous marking" means: marking that is performed during a lecture or tutorial or other teaching session, or marking work that could have reasonably been performed during any of the above.

S2.4 Lecturing

For the purposes of this Schedule, the term 'lecture' means any education delivery described as a lecture in a course or unit outline, or in an official timetable issued by the University. A casual/sessional employee required to deliver a lecture (or equivalent delivery through face-to-face teaching mode) of a specified duration and the related directly associated non-contact duties in the nature of preparation, reasonably contemporaneous marking and student consultation will be paid at a rate for each hour of lecture delivered, in accordance with the following table.

S2.5 For the purposes of this schedule the following definitions apply:

  • Basic lecture rate: Paid where the lecturer is provided with the course outline and lecture notes. The rate also includes preparation and student consultation.
  • Developed lecture rate: Paid where the lecturer assumes significant responsibility for planning and developing a course, unit or subject, or a large part of a unit as well as lecturing, or where a lecture or small group of lectures calls for special expertise. This rate is also paid where the staff member has responsibility for coordination of a course or unit.
  • Specialised lecture rate: Paid to a distinguished visiting scholar for a single lecture or for each lecture in a small group of lectures and for specialised lectures by experts in a field of study.
  • Repeat lecture rate: As additional major preparation is not assumed to be required, the repeat lecture rate provides for two hours of work. Minor modification and student engagement and consultation is still required.
  Sessional payment for each hour of lecture delivered
Lecture type Previous Rate From 1 July 2013
3%
From 3 July 2014
3%
From 2 July 2015
3%
From 14 July 2016
3%
Basic lecture - 1 hour of delivery and 2 hours associated working time (rate based on B13). $161.10 $165.93 $170.91 $176.04 $181.32
Developed lecture - 1 hour of delivery and 3 hours associated working time (rate based on B1). $214.81 $221.25 $227.89 $234.73 $241.77
Specialised lecture - 1 hour of delivery and 4 hours associated working time (rate based on B1). $268.50 $276.56 $284.85 $293.40 $302.20
Repeat lecture - 1 hour of delivery and 1 hour associated working time (rate based on B1). $107.40 $110.62 $113.94 $117.36 $120.88

The sessional rate in a repeat lecture applies to a second or subsequent delivery of substantially the same lecture in the same subject matter within a period of 7 days, and any marking and student consultation reasonably contemporaneous1 with it.

S2.6 Tutoring

For the purposes of this Schedule the term 'tutorial' means any education delivery described as a tutorial in a course in an official timetable issued by the University. A casual/sessional academic staff member required to deliver or present a tutorial (or equivalent delivery through other than face-to-face teaching mode) of a specified duration and the related directly associated non contact duties in the nature of preparation, reasonably contemporaneous marking1 and student consultation, will be paid at a rate for each hour of tutorial delivered or presented, according to the following table.

  Sessional payment for each hour of Tutorial delivered
Type of tutorial Previous Rate From 1 July 2013
3%
From 3 July 2014
3%
From 2 July 2015
3%
From 14 July 2016
3%
Tutorial - 1 hour of delivery and 2 hours associated working time (rate based on A1). $116.71 $120.21 $123.82 $127.53 $131.36
Tutorial, where the staff member possesses a relevant doctoral qualification or whose duties include full subject coordination (rate based on A3). $138.35 $142.50 $146.78 $151.18 $155.71
Repeat tutorial - 1 hour of delivery and 1 hour associated working time (rate based on A1). $77.81 $80.14 $82.55 $85.03 $87.58
Repeat tutorial, where the staff member possesses a relevant doctoral qualification or whose duties include full subject coordination (rate based on A3). $92.23 $95.00 $97.85 $100.78 $103.81

Sessional payment for each hour of musical accompanying Type of musical accompaniment Previous Rate From 1 July 2013 3% From 3 July 2014 3% From 2 July 2015 3% From 14 July 2016 3% Musical accompanying - 1 hour of delivery and 1 hour of preparation time (rate based on A1). $77.81 $80.14 $82.55 $85.03 $87.58 Musical accompanying, where the staff member possesses a relevant doctoral qualification or whose duties include full course coordination (rate based on A3). $92.23 $95.00 $97.85 $100.78 $103.81

S2.8 Pre-tertiary music tuition

For the purposes of this sub-clause, the term 'pre-tertiary music tuition' means the provision of musical tuition to one or more participants who are students at a primary or secondary school (that is, up to the completion of a Higher School Certificate or equivalent).

  Sessional payment for each hour of musical accompanying
Type of musical accompaniment Previous Rate From 1 July 2013
3%
From 3 July 2014
3%
From 2 July 2015
3%
From 14 July 2016
3%
Musical accompanying - 1 hour of delivery and 1 hour of preparation time (rate based on A1). $77.81 $80.14 $82.55 $85.03 $87.58
Musical accompanying, where the staff member possesses a relevant doctoral qualification or whose duties include full course coordination (rate based on A3). $92.23 $95.00 $97.85 $100.78 $103.81

S2.9 Marking

All marking other than that referred to in S2.4 and S2.6 above will be paid according to the following table, for all time worked.

  Payment per hour of marking
Type of marking Previous Rate From 1 July 2013
3%
From 3 July 2014
3%
From 2 July 2015
3%
From 14 July 2016
3%
Standard marking (rate based on A2). $38.90 $40.07 $41.27 $42.51 $43.78
Standard marking, where the staff member possesses a relevant doctoral qualification or whose duties include full course coordination (rate based on A6). $46.12 $47.50 $48.93 $50.40 $51.91
Complex marking as a supervising examiner, or marking requiring a significant exercise of academic judgement appropriate to a staff member at Level B status (rate based on B2). $53.70 $55.31 $56.97 $58.68 $60.44

For the purposes of this schedule the following definitions apply:

  • standard marking is non contemporaneous marking that does not require a significant exercise of academic judgement such as where the marker is able to determine the correct answer by application of a marking template or where general commentary or feedback on a written piece of work is provided.
  • complex marking is non contemporaneous marking that does require the significant exercise of academic judgement where for example detailed feedback and comments on complex assignments or examination papers and/or large body of work such as a thesis is required.

In assessing the time allowed for marking beyond the contemporaneous marking1 completed as part of the lecturing and tutorial rate of pay, consideration should be taken of the time taken to undertake the marking based on the complexity of the marking in the context of the academic discipline involved. The delegate should, if possible, seek to identify the nature and complexity of marking that is required for major pieces of work within their area and how the marking time may be calculated. As an indicative guide marking a standard essay in social sciences and the humanities should be calculated on the basis of 20 minutes for each 1,000 words, or longer for papers that include complex formulae, graphs or similar material.

S2.10 Performance sessions - principal players

For the purposes of this Agreement the term 'conduct performance sessions as a principal player' means the provision of performance tuition, usually in a one-on-one situation with a performance student in circumstances where the casual/sessional academic staff member is formally designated as a 'principal player' by the Head, School of Music. A casual/sessional academic required to conduct performance sessions as a principal player of a specified duration and the related directly associated non contact duties in the nature of preparation, reasonably contemporaneous marking1 and student consultation, will be paid at a rate for each hour of performance session delivered or presented, according to the following table. All other performance tuition carried out by casual/sessional academic staff will be remunerated in accordance with S2.6 (Tutoring) or S2.12 (Other required academic activity).

  Sessional payment for each hour of tutorial delivered
Type of performance session principal players Previous Rate From 1 July 2013
3%
From 3 July 2014
3%
From 2 July 2015
3%
From 14 July 2016
3%
Performance Session - 1 hour of delivery and 2 hours associated working time (rate based on A3). $138.35 $142.50 $146.78 $151.18 $155.71
Repeat performance Session - 1 hour of delivery and 1 hour associated working time (rate based on A3). $92.23 $95.00 $97.85 $100.78 $103.81

S2.11 Clinical skills tutors

The university is committed to ensuring it has suitable and prestigious Bachelor or Medicine/Bachelor or Surgery (MBBS) program. Noting the significant role taken by Clinical Skills tutors will be remunerated as per S.2.11.4. This pilot will end at the end of the academic year, 2015, at which point the University will make as assessment of the viability of the program.

S2.11.1 Clinical Skills tutors will be appointed in accordance with clause 15.1 - 15.7 (casual employment).

S2.11.2 All Clinical Skills tutors employed on or after 1 July 2013will be remunerated as per S.2.11.4below.

S2.11.3 All Clinical Skills tutors employed prior to 1 July 2013 will continue to be paid a rate of $219.10per hour, indexed in accordance with clause 24.3 (salary increases).

S2.11.4 Clinical Skills tutors will be classified and remunerated based on the required qualifications and experience (excellence in education) as provided in the below table. The salary rates are derived of the relevant full time salary divided by 52 weeks, divided by 37.5 hours, multiplied by the casual loading of 25%.

Required qualification and/or experience Position here Salary rate per session as at 1 July 2013 (3%) (1hr of delivery plus 2 hrs of preparation time)
GP Qualified with Education qualifications and /or experience Experienced/Leadership/Excellence in Education role C1 $200.50
C2 $212.07
C3 $223.59
GP Qualified Standard or Mid-range role B1 $165.96
B2 $177.50
B3 $189.01
Registrar Entry level role A1 $120.24
A2 $132.54
  $142.52
A4 $152.51

S2.11.5 Clinical Sills tutors will be appointed to the relevant step of each level, dependent on qualifications, and/or relevant experience.

S2.11.6 Salary rates provided in clause 5 will be indexed in accordance with clause 24.3 (Salary increases).

S2.11.7 The University will develop and provide Clinical Skills tutors with the role statements based on the required qualification, experience, and roles as defined in S2.11.4.

S2.12 Other required academic activity

For the purposes of this Schedule 'other required academic activity' will be paid at the rates listed in the following table and include work required by the University and of the following nature:

  1. The conduct of practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions;
  2. the conduct of clinical sessions;
  3. the conduct of performance and visual art studio sessions;
  4. musical coaching, repetiteurship, and musical accompanying other than with special educational service;
  5. development of teaching and subject materials such as preparation of subject guides and reading lists and basic activities associated with subject coordination;
  6. consultation with students;
  7. attendance at departmental and/or faculty meetings if required; and
  8. directed to attend at lectures and other teaching activities.

The above list is not intended to be exhaustive, but is provided by way of examples and guidance.

  Rate per hour of activity delivered
Type of other activity Previous Rate From 1 July 2013
3%
From 3 July 2014
3%
From 2 July 2015
3%
From 14 July 2016
3%
Other required activity, as defined (rate based on A1). $38.90 $40.07 $41.27 $42.51 $43.78
Other required activity, as defined, where the staff member possesses a relevant doctoral qualification or whose duties include full subject coordination (rate based on A3). $46.12 $47.50 $48.93 $50.40 $51.91