Manual of Policies and Procedures

B/7.3 Remuneration and allowances

Contact Officer

Associate Director, Human Resources (Workplace Relations)

Approval Date

21/12/2010

Approval Authority

Vice-Chancellor and President

Date of Next Review

01/03/2014

7.3.1 Salary levels
7.3.2 Payment of salaries
7.3.3 Allowances
7.3.4 Flexible Remuneration Scheme
Related Documents
Modification History

7.3.1 Salary levels

Salary levels are available as follows:

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7.3.2 Payment of salaries

Salaries are paid into financial institution accounts on a fortnightly basis. Relevant forms and further information are available from the Digital Workplace - Finance forms.

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7.3.3 Allowances

Provisions relating to the following allowances for professional staff are contained in the QUT Enterprise Agreement (Professional Staff):

  • higher duties allowance
  • meal allowances during overtime
  • first aid allowance
  • sanitary allowance
  • tool allowance
  • field trip allowance
  • mileage for use of privately owned vehicles.

Provisions relating to the payment of higher duties allowance for academic staff are contained in the QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff).

Provisions relating to the payment of higher duties allowance for senior staff are contained in the Remuneration for senior staff policy (B/7.14)

The following work related allowances are available to staff in appropriate circumstances, and provisions for payment of the allowances, including amounts payable

  • Travelling - Australia and international - all staff
  • Mileage for use of privately owned vehicles - all staff
  • Travel away from home allowance (PDL) and limits on private income - academic staff only
  • Field trip allowance for academic staff (for field trip allowance for professional staff, see above)
  • Settling-in allowance - all staff.

Travel and mileage allowances are in accordance with the rates established by the Australian Taxation Office. Other allowances are varied from time to time by the Vice-Chancellor and President.

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7.3.4 Flexible Remuneration Scheme

The parameters of the flexible remuneration scheme are contained in the Enterprise Agreements as follows

Information on operational aspects of the scheme is available from the Digital Workplace - Salary packaging.

For academic and professional staff, there is a 50% maximum of total employment cost or total remuneration for salary sacrificing all benefits, except for superannuation where there is no maximum. Further information about salary packaging superannuatrion is available from the Digital Workplace.

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Related Documents

MOPP B/7.8 Incremental progression

MOPP B/7.10 Salary loadings

MOPP B/7.11 Superannuation

MOPP G/5.5 Travel

MOPP Appendix 3 Schedule of Authorities and Delegations

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

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

Senior staff employment arrangements

Digital Workplace - Salary packaging and Salary packaging superannuation (QUT staff access only)

Digital Workplace - Finance forms (QUT staff access only)

 

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Modification History

Date

Sections

Source

Details

03.11.14 All Governance and Legal Services Editorial amendments to reflect the termination of the senior staff agreement

21.12.10

All

Human Resources Department

Periodic review - Minor editorial changes only

07.09.09

All

Vice-Chancellor

Policy revised to reflect provisions of the Employee Collective Agreement (Senior Staff) 2009-2012

07.12.06

B/7.3.4

Vice-Chancellor

Updated policy relating to salary sacrificing for superannuation purposes

25.11.05

All

Secretariat

Policy restructured and renumbered to B/7.3 (formerly B/6.1, B/6.2 and B/6.6)

07.02.02

B/7.3.3

Human Resources Department

Updated terminology (PDL travel away from home allowance) consistent with revised policy

31.01.01

All

Human Resources Department

Updated

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