RMIT University Academic and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement 2014

13. Requirement to state terms of engagement


Upon engagement, the University will provide to the employee an instrument of appointment which stipulates the type of employment and informs the employee of the terms of engagement at the time of the appointment in relation to:

(a) The classification level and salary of the employee, other than a casual employee, on commencement of the employment, the length and terms of any period of probation and the hours or the fraction of full-time hours to be worked.

(b) The term of employment in relation to a fixed-term employee, and the circumstances that require this type of employment in accordance with clause 11.1.2.

(c) The duties and number of hours required to be worked, the rate of pay, any additional duties required during the term and how these will be paid, the method for seeking a review of hours allocated, and the opportunity to apply for conversion to fixed term or continuing employment for the employee.


A casual academic employee will be advised via the instrument of appointment the number of hours, the level and the rate of pay for the work for which they are engaged, including as relevant:

(a) Conduct of academic classes (includes associated non-contact duties);

(b) Responsibility for course coordination;

(c) Development of learning materials;

(d) Consultation with students;

(e) Assessment of student work;

(f) Attendance at meetings organised by the School; and

(g) Training required by the University.


Where an academic casual employee, having commenced their duties, considers that the work is likely to require more hours to complete than were initially allocated in accordance with clause 13.2 the number of hours will be re-negotiated between the casual employee and the supervisor. In the event that agreement cannot be reached, the Head of School is authorised to make a determination. Any new hours will be paid at the appropriate rate specified in Schedule 1 clause 5.2.

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