RMIT University Academic and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement 2014

3. Definitions


Unless a clause elsewhere in this Agreement contains a contradictory definition or further explanation, the following definitions will apply.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander” (ATSI) means any person who is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person and is accepted as such by his or her Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community.

“Act” means the Fair Work Act 2009.

"Agreement" means the RMIT University Academic and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement 2014.

“Chosen Representative” means a person chosen by the employee, where they elect to be represented in relation to a specific matter under this Agreement. The Chosen Representative may be, for example, a colleague, an NTEU representative or a support person. The Chosen Representative for the Vice Chancellor may be an RMIT University employee or an officer or employee of Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA). The Chosen Representative cannot be a person who is currently a practicing solicitor or barrister.

“Domestic Violence” is defined according to the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) and recognises that it includes physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional abuse by a family/household member.

“FWC” means Fair Work Commission or its successor.

“Employee” means a person employed under this Agreement.

"Holiday" means any or all of the holidays specified in clause 50 of this Agreement.

“Full rate of pay” means the base rate of pay plus all actual loadings, allowances, and other payments which would/will apply if/when the employee works the period in question.

“Parental Leave” means maternity leave, adoption leave, permanent carer or partner leave.

“Permanent Care” means an arrangement where a child is placed through a Permanent Care Program by the Department of Human Services.

"Professional Staff" means professional, administrative, clerical, computing, technical and trades staff of the University covered by the terms of this Agreement.

“Supervisor” means, in the case of an academic, the head of the academic unit in which the academic is employed, or another academic classified at Level C or above appointed by the Vice-Chancellor to be supervisor of one or more academics or a group of academics, and in the case of a professional staff employee, the person they are accountable to under their workplan.

“NTEU” and “Union” means the National Tertiary Education Industry Union.

“University” means RMIT University.

“Vice-Chancellor” means the Vice-Chancellor of RMIT University or her or his nominee.

“Week’s Pay” means the week’s base rate of pay.

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