Schedule 6. Allowances

Academic Staff allowances

S6.1 Clinical loadings for academic staff

A medically qualified full time staff member at Level B or higher who is employed in a medical sciences area will receive a loading, being:

  Annual allowance ($)
  Previous rates From 1 July 2013
(3%)
From July 2014
(3%)
From July 2015
(3%)
From July 2016
(3%)

Where the staff member

has significant

responsibility for

patient care

$25,086 $25,839 $26,614 $27,412 $28,235

Where the staff member

does not have

significant responsibility 

for patient care

$12,561 $12,938 $13,326 $13,726 $14,138

S6.1.1 Clinical loadings will be superannuable.

Professional staff allowances

S6.2 Long service allowance for professional staff

S6.2.1 A staff member employed by the University before 11 March 1993 in a pre-ANU Officer classification listed in the following table (or any earlier date specified therein) is entitled to a Long Service Allowance (LSA) in accordance with the scale prescribed below, provided that the staff member has at least 10 years' continuous and satisfactory service (excluding casual employment) and has been paid at the top of his or her current salary range for 5 years. Time spent on the top of the range under the pre 5 March 2009 salary structure will count as service when calculating the entitlement to LSA if staff move to a new top of the range pursuant to clause 72 (Classifications and salary structure).

S6.2.2 For the purpose of this clause 'continuous service' will include a period of leave granted for the purpose of serving in the Defence Forces of the Commonwealth in time of war or defence emergency or during a period of compulsory training or service.

S6.2.3 A staff member who is in receipt of a LSA and is subsequently reclassified will be transferred to a salary step in the new classification that absorbs the allowance. That staff member, if reclassified to an ANU Officer level that still attracts the LSA, will again be entitled to the LSA on satisfaction of the criteria in S6.2.1.

S6.2.4 A staff member who was paid at the top of the range of an eligible classification prior to transfer to the ANU Officer levels is eligible for payment of the LSA when he or she reaches the top of the range of the ANU Officer levels to which he or she transferred, provided that the combined number of years at the top of both ranges total five and they have the relevant number of years of continuous service.  

S6.2.5 The LSA will be deemed to be salary for all purposes except the payment of loadings, allowances and penalty rates.  

S6.2.6 The LSA will be indexed in accordance with clause 31.2(b) (Operating Grant Indexation rate).

S6.2.7 The parties acknowledge that the arrangements contained in this clause may not be applicable in all cases. Where anomalies arise they will be referred to the Director - Human Resources and determined on a case by case basis.

Classification prior to 11 March 1993 Current ANU officer grade& stream  
    Years of Service Current Allowance      ($ pa)
ANU Grade 1 ANU Officer Grade 2 10 1,754
    15 2,485
    20 3,360
ANU Grade 2 ANU Officer Grade 3 10 1,899
    15 3,924
    20 3,799
ANU Grade 3 ANU Officer Grade 4 10 2,190
(employed prior to 10.3.82)   15 3,214
    20 4,239
ANU Grade 4 ANU Officer Grade 5 10 2,337
(employed prior to 10.3.82)   15 3,508
    20 4,677
ANU Stores 1 ANU Officer Grade 2 10 1,754
  (Stores) 15 2,485
    20  3,360
ANU Stores 2 ANU Officer Grade 3 10 1,899
  (Stores) 15 1,924
    20 3,799
ANU Stores 3 ANU Officer Grade 4 10 2,190
(employed prior to 10.3.82) (Stores) 15 3,214
    20 4,239
ANU Stores 4  ANU Officer Grade 5 10 2,337
(employed prior to 10.3.82) (Stores) 15 3,508
    20 4,677
Archivist Grade 1 ANU Officer Grade 5/6 10 2,628
  (Archives) 15 3,799
    20 5,116
Attendant Grade 1 ANU Officer Grade 1 15 730
  (General Services) 20 1,459
Attendant Grade 2 ANU Officer Grade 2 15 875
  (General Services) 20 1,608
Cleaner ANU Officer Grade 1 10 1,608
  (Cleaning) 15 2,337
    20 3,070
Engineer Class 1 ANU Officer Grade 5/6 15 1,315
  (Engineering) 20 2,485
Foreman - Electrician ANU Officer Grade 15 1,170
Carpenter, Fitter, Painter   20 2,337
Foreman – Plumber ANU Officer Grade 5 10 2,337
    15 3,508
    20 4,677
Labourer (Other) ANU Officer Grade 1 15 730
  (General Services) 20 1,459
Laboratory Attendant ANU Officer Grade 1 15 730
  (Technical) 20 1,459
Lab Technician Grade 1 ANU Officer Grade 2  10  1,754 
Salary Maintenance  (Technical)  15  2,628 
    20  3,508 
Lab Technician Grade 2  ANU Officer Grade 3  10  2,045
  (Technical)  15  2,924 
    20  3,950 
Sen Lab Tech Grade 2 ANU Officer Grade 5  10 2,337
  (Technical) 15 3,508
    20 4,667
Library Officer Class 2 ANU Officer Grade 4 10 2,045
  (Library)  15  3,070
    20  4,094
Assistant Programmer  ANU Officer Grade 4  10  2,337 
Salary Maintenance  (IT)  15  3,508 
    20  4,677 
Programmer Grade 1  ANU Officer Grade 5/6  10  2,628 
  (IT)  15  3,799 
    20  5,116
Programmer Grade 2  ANU Officer Grade 7  10  2,778 
  (IT)  15  4,239
    20  5,554
Prog Assistant Grade 1  ANU Officer Grade 2  10  1,754 
  (IT)  15  2,485 
    20  3,360 
Prog Assistant Grade 2  ANU Officer Grade 3  10  1,899 
  (IT)  15  2,924 
    20  3,799 
Prog Assistant Grade 3  ANU Officer Grade 4  10  2,190 
Salary Maintenance  (IT)  15  3,214
    20  4,239
Technical Officer  ANU Officer Grade 4/5     
Draughting Officer  (Tech & Draught/Ill)  20  1,170 
Illustrator       
Sen Technical Officer 1 & 2  ANU Officer Grade 6  10  2,628 
Sen Draughting Officer 1 & 2  (Tech & Draught/Ill)  15  3,950 
Sen Illustrator 1 & 2    20  5,262
Sen Technical Officer 3  ANU Officer Grade 7  10  2,778 
Sen Draughting Officer 3  (Tech & Draught/Ill)  15  4,239
Sen Illustrator 3    20  5,554
Translator Grade 1  ANU Officer Grade 5  10  2,337 
(employed prior to 10.3.82)  (Admin)  15  3,508 
    20  4,667 
Workshop Assistant  ANU Officer Grade 1  10  1,608
  (Technical)  15  2,337 
    20  3,070

S6.3 Specific pathogen free allowance

A staff member working in the Specific Pathogen Free Mouse Breeding Colony in the Animal Breeding Establishment of the John Curtin School of Medical Research who is required to carry out the major part of his or her work in the specific pathogen free area is entitled to:  

  1. an allowance of $0.77 per hour in addition to his or her normal rate of pay; and
  2. an allowance of $2.18 on each occasion that he or she is required to submit a nasal swab.

These allowances will be indexed in accordance with clause 31.2(b).  

S6.4 Allowances for maintenance and grounds staff

Industry allowance

S6.4.1 A maintenance or grounds staff member, including an apprentice, who performs duties in the open which involve exposure to extremes of weather and/or a lack of usual amenities and/or is required to perform ad hoc duties in special conditions or environments consistent with the nature of their work, will be paid an allowance of $24.12 per week, to be indexed in accordance with clause 31.2(b).  

Electrical "A" Class licence allowance

S6.4.2 A maintenance staff member who is employed as an electrician will be paid an allowance of $35.19 per week for the continuance of their electrical licence, to be indexed in accordance with clause 31.2(c) .  

Trade allowance for plumbers

S6.4.3 A maintenance staff member who is employed as a plumber will be paid a trade allowance of $18.28 per week, to be indexed in accordance with clause 31.2(b).  

Tool allowance

S6.4.4
Where a maintenance staff member is required by the University to provide and maintain his or her own tools for work purposes, that staff member will be paid a tool allowance of $26.52 per week, to be indexed in accordance with clause 31.2(c).

S6.5 Allowances for cleaners

A staff member who is required to clean lavatories for the major portion of a day or shift will be paid an allowance of $1.23 per day or shift, to be indexed in accordance with clause 31.2(b), while so engaged.  

S6.6 First aid allowance

S6.6 A staff member who is designated as a first aid attendant in accordance with clause 70 (First aid) is entitled to an allowance as specified below.

Certification Weekly allowance ($)
Level 2 $8.35
Level 3 and above $12.59

S6.7 Uniform allowance

S6.7.1 For the purposes of S6.7 (Uniform allowance) and S6.8 (Laundry allowance) a "uniform" shall mean any coat, dress, cap, apron, cuffs or other special article of clothing the University requires an employee to wear in the performance of work.  

S6.7.2 A staff member who is employed in the Hospitality stream who is required by the University to wear a uniform while on duty shall be paid the actual cost of providing or replacing the uniform.  

S6.7.3 By mutual agreement between the University and the staff member, the University may instead of paying the allowance, provide and where necessary replace the uniform.  

S6.8 Laundry allowance

S6.8.1 A staff member who is employed in the Hospitality stream who is required by the University to wear a uniform while on duty shall be paid a laundry allowance of $10.32 per week, to be indexed in accordance with clause 31.2(c)   

S6.8.1 By mutual agreement between the University and the staff member, the University may instead of paying the allowance, provide a laundering service.  

S6.9 Special conditions for staff of NARU, Warramunga Seismic Array and Siding Spring Observatory

District allowance

S6.9.1 Subject to clause 11 (Senior management appointments), a continuing, continuing (contingent funded) or fixed term staff member who is required to work at one of the facilities specified in the following table and reside in the vicinity of the facility is entitled to a district allowance in accordance with the following table:
 

Facility Allowance ($ per annum)
  No eligible dependants One or more eligible dependants
Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran  $714 $1,418
Northern Australia Research Unit, Darwin $1,870 $3,435
Warramunga Seismic Array Unit, Tennant Creek $4,225 $6,830

S6.9.2 For the purpose of this clause, 'eligible dependant' means a dependant or partner who resides with the staff member and whose income is less than the current Minimum Wage, as determined by the Fair Work Commission.

S6.9.3 The district allowance will be indexed in accordance with clause 31.2(b).  

Leave fares assistance

S6.9.4 Subject to clause 11 (Senior management appointments), a continuing, continuing (contingent funded) or fixed term staff member who is required to work at, and resides in the vicinity of, the facilities specified in the following table is entitled to one leave fare assistance payment per year while on approved paid annual, long service or parental leave, up to the value specified below and subject to the following conditions:

Northern Australia Research Unit, Darwin Leave fare assistance (per annum)
   Resident in the Northern Territory immediately prior to appointment Not resident in the Northern Territory immediately prior to appointment
Per adult and eligible dependant child 11 years and older  Nil Up to the value of the best available Adult Qantas fully flexible return direct economy airfare from Darwin to Adelaide 
Per eligible dependant child under 11 years  Nil Up to the value of the best available child Qantas fully flexible return direct economy airfare from Darwin to Adelaide 
Conditions 1. Payment is up to the value specified above;
2. Entitlement is after 12 months continuous service;
3.Travel can be by alternative methods if receipts are provided as per point 4 and claim is no more than value specified above; and
4. Provision of receipts for travel related expenses for the amount claimed is required. 

Warramunga Seismic Array Unit, Tennant Creek Leave fare assistance (per annum)
  Resident in the Northern Territory immediately prior to appointment Not resident in the Northern Territory immediately prior to appointment
Per adult and eligible dependant child 11 years and older   Up to the value of the best available fully flexible economy return adult Rail/Bus fare to Darwin. Up to the value of the best available fully flexible adult rail/bus fare to Alice Springs and the best available adult Qantas fully flexible return direct economy airfare from Alice Springs to Adelaide
Per eligible dependant Child under 11 years   Up to the value of the best available fully flexible economy return child Rail/Bus fare to Darwin. Up to the value of the best available fully flexible child rail/bus fare to Alice Springs and the best available child Qantas fully flexible return direct economy airfare from Alice Springs to Adelaide  
Conditions 1. Payment is up to the value specified above;
2. Entitlement is after 12 months continuous service;
3. Travel can be by alternative methods if receipts are provided as per point 3 above and claim is no more than value specified above; and
4. Provision of receipts for travel related expenses for the amount claimed is required.

S6.9.5 Where an eligible staff member declares that he or she will visit the ANU campus for work-related purposes during his or her leave, the staff member may be paid an amount equal to a return economy class airfare from the facility to Canberra for himself or herself and each eligible dependant (as defined in S6.9.2) in lieu of the provision outlined in the above table.