Manual of Policies and Procedures

B/1.1 Industrial and legislative environment

Contact Officer

Associate Director, Human Resources (Workplace Relations)

Approval Date

02/12/2014

Approval Authority

Vice-Chancellor and President

Date of Next Review

01/12/2015

1.1.1 Employment categories
1.1.2 Industrial environment
1.1.3 Relevant legislation
Related Documents
Modification History

1.1.1 Employment categories

There are three broad categories of QUT staff:

  • Academic staff, which includes research only academic staff
  • Professional staff, which includes research only professional staff, and
  • Senior staff, comprising all positions classified Senior Staff Group A-E (SSGA to SSGE). For the purposes of Council elections, Heads of School, Executive Deans of Faculty, Executive Directors of Institutes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research and Innovation), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) and Provost are deemed to be members of the academic staff.

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1.1.2 Industrial environment

Staff at the University will be employed under one of the following industrial instruments:

  • QUT Enterprise Agreement (Professional Staff)
  • QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff)
  • Senior staff employment arrangements

Each industrial instrument contains the current conditions of employment for those staff to whom the instrument covers. Persons appointed to honorary and visiting appointments are excluded from the provisions of the enterprise agreements.

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1.1.3 Relevant legislation

There are a number of State and Commonwealth Acts of Parliament which impact upon the employment of staff at QUT. These include:

  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld)
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)
  • Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth)
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)
  • Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld)

Other relevant Acts are referenced within University policy as they pertain to each University matter.

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Related Documents

MOPP A/8 - for equity/social justice policies

MOPP B/7.6 Workplace health and rehabilitation

MOPP B/8.1 Code of Conduct

MOPP B/8.3 Whistleblowers protection management policy

QUT Enterprise Agreement (Professional Staff) (QUT staff access only)

QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff) (QUT staff access only)

Senior staff employment arrangements (QUT staff access only)

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Modification History

Date

Sections

Source

Details

02.12.14 All Vice-Chancellor Revised policy to remove reference to senior staff agreement

11.02.11

All

Governance and Legal Services

Revised terminology due to position title change from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching Quality) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

21.12.10

All

Human Resources Department

Periodic review - policy revised to reflect current industrial instrument

17.12.09

B/1.1.3

Human Resources Department

Minor editorial amendments consistent with current Federal Government legislation

10.03.08

All

Human Resources Director

Updated to remove references to Australian Workplace Agreements consistent with current industrial environment

26.06.06

B/1.1, B/1.1.3

Human Resources Director

Minor editorial amendments consistent with current Federal Government legislation

04.10.05

All

Vice-Chancellor

Updated consistent with current industrial agreements

31.01.01

All

Human Resources Department

Updated

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