RMIT University Academic and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement 2014


5. Casual / Sessional academic staff – hourly rates

5.1

Hourly rate increases are operative from the first pay period to commence on or after the respective dates specified in this schedule.

5.2

The minimum salaries paid to academic staff employed on a part-time (non-fractional) basis will be at the rates provided in this clause. These rates are derived from three base rates calculated using the following formulae.

5.2.1 Lecturing and Academic Judgement Rate

The base rate applicable to lecturing or activities where academic judgement is required is determined by reference to the second step of the full-time Level B scale, and calculated as follows:

(B2/52)/37.5 + 25% = $ Lecturing and Academic Judgement rate

5.2.2 Rate Applicable to Performance of Other Duties involving Full Course Co-ordination or Possession of a Relevant Doctoral Qualification

The base rate applicable where the duties include full course coordination or the employee possesses a relevant doctoral qualification is determined by reference to the sixth step of the full-time Level A scale, and calculated as follows:

(A6/52)/37.5 + 25% = $ Full course coordination or relevant PhD rate

5.2.3 Rate Applicable to all Other Duties

The base rate applicable to all other duties including tutoring rates not covered elswhere is determined by reference to the second step of the full-time Level A scale, and calculated as follows:

(A2/52)/37.5 + 25% = $ All other duties rate

5.3 Lecturing

5.3.1

A casual academic required to deliver a lecture of a specified duration and relatedly provide directly associated non-contact duties in the nature of preparation, administration of relevant records of the students for whom the casual employee is responsible, and student consultation, will be paid at a rate for each hour of lecture delivered, according to the following table:

Rate per hour delivered from the first pay period to commence on or after

Type of lecturing & associated working time assumed

11 Aug

2013 (3%)

1 Aug

2014 (3%)

1 Aug

2015 (3%)

1 Aug

2016 (3%)

1 May

2017 (3%)

Lecture, where the casual academic has not presented the lecture previously (1 hour of delivery and 3 hours associated working time)

219.41

225.99

232.77

239.75

246.95

Lecture, where the casual academic has presented the lecture previously (1 hour of delivery and 2 hours associated working time)

164.55

169.49

174.57

179.81

185.21

Repeat lecture (1 hour of delivery and 1 hour associated working time)

109.71

113.00

116.39

119.88

123.48

Specialist lecture (1 hour of delivery and 4 hours associated working time)

274.27

282.50

290.98

299.70

308.70

5.3.2

The hourly rate in a repeat lecture applies to a second or subsequent delivery of substantially the same lecture in the same subject matter within a period of 7 days.

5.3.3

For the purposes of this clause, the term "lecture" means any education delivery described as a lecture in a course or unit outline, or in any official timetable issued by the University.

5.4 Tutoring

5.4.1

A casual academic required to deliver a tutorial of a specified duration and relatedly provide directly associated non-contact duties in the nature of preparation, administration of relevant records of the students for whom the casual employee is responsible, and student consultation, will be paid at a rate for each hour of tutorial delivered, according to the following table:

Rate per hour delivered from the first pay period to commence on or after

Type of tutoring and associated working time assumed

11 Aug

2013 (3%)

1 Aug

2014 (3%)

1 Aug

2015 (3%)

1 Aug

2016 (3%)

1 Aug

2017 (3%)

Tutorial (1 hour delivery / 2 hours associated working time)

117.36

120.88

124.51

128.24

132.09

Repeat tutorial (1 hour of delivery / 1 hour associated working time)

78.23

80.58

83.00

85.49

88.05

Tutorial (1 hour delivery / 2 hours associated working time)where clause 5.2.2 applies

140.40

144.61

148.95

153.42

158.02

Repeat tutorial (1 hour delivery / 1 hours associated working time) where clause 5.2.2 applies

93.58

96.39

99.28

102.26

105.33

5.4.2

The hourly rate in a repeat tutorial applies to a second or subsequent delivery of substantially the same tutorial in the same subject matter within a period of 7 days.

5.4.3

For the purposes of this Agreement, the term "tutorial" means any education delivery described as a tutorial in a course or unit outline, or in an official timetable issued by RMIT.

5.5 Musical Accompanying with Special Educational Services

5.5.1

For musical accompanying, the casual employee will be paid for each hour of accompanying, as well as for one hour of preparation time for each hour of accompanying delivered.

Rate per hour delivered from the first pay period to commence on or after

Musical accompanying special educational service, and associated working time

11 Aug

2013 (3%)

1 Aug

2014 (3%)

1 Aug

2015 (3%)

1 Aug

2016 (3%)

1 May

2017 (3%)

Musical accompanying (1 hour of delivery /1 hour preparation time)

77.00

79.31

81.69

84.14

86.66

Musical accompanying (1 hour of delivery / 1 hour preparation time), where clause 5.2.2 applies

92.12

94.89

97.73

100.67

103.69

5.5.2

For the purposes of this sub clause, the term "musical accompanying with special educational service" means the provision of musical accompaniment to one or more students or staff in the course of teaching by another member of the academic staff in circumstances where the accompanist deploys educational expertise in repertoire development or expression for student concert or examination purposes, but does not include concert accompanying, vocal coaching or musical directing.

5.6 Undergraduate Clinical Nurse Education

5.6.1

A casual academic required to provide undergraduate clinical nurse education will be paid for each hour of clinical education delivered, together with directly associated non-contact duties in the nature of preparation, administration of relevant records of the students for whom the casual employee is responsible, and student consultation according to the following table:

Rate per hour delivered from the first pay period to commence on or after

Type of undergraduate clinical nurse education & associated working time assumed

11 Aug

2013 (3%)

Aug

2014 (3%)

Aug

2015 (3%)

Aug

2016 (3%)

May

2017 (3%)

Little preparation (1 hour of delivery/0.5 hour associated working time)

58.69

60.45

62.26

64.13

66.06

Normal preparation (1 hour delivery/1 hour associated working time)

78.23

80.58

83.00

85.49

88.05

Little preparation (1 hour delivery / 0.5 hours associated working time) where clause 5.2.2 applies

58.69

72.29

74.46

76.69

78.99

Normal preparation (1 hour delivery / 1 hour associated working time) where clause 5.2.2 applies

78.23

96.39

99.28

102.26

105.33

5.6.2

For the purposes of this sub clause, the term "undergraduate clinical nurse education" means the conduct of undergraduate nurse education in a clinical setting.

5.7 Marking

5.7.1

All marking by a casual academic will be paid for separately (except in the case of marking which takes place during a lecture, tutorial, or clinical session). The hours allocated will be agreed based on the number of students involved and the complexity of the task. The casual employee will be paid in accordance with Schedule 1 clause 5.2. Where the exercise of academic judgement is required the rate at Schedule 1 clause 5.2.1 will apply.

5.8 Developing Learning Materials

5.8.1

Where a casual employee is required to prepare learning materials, the hours allocated and the pay level under Schedule 1 clause 5.2 will be agreed based on the complexity of the task and the amount of intellectual and academic expertise required. Where the exercise of academic judgement is required the rate at Schedule 1 sub clause 5.2.1 will apply.

5.9 Conduct of Research

5.9.1

Where a casual employee is employed to conduct research, the hours allocated and the pay level under Schedule 1 clause 5.2 will be agreed based on the complexity of the task and the amount of intellectual and academic expertise required. Where the exercise of academic judgement is required the rate at Schedule 1 clause 5.2.1 will apply.

5.10 Other Required Academic Activity

5.10.1

A casual employee required to perform any other required academic activity as defined in Schedule 1 clause 5.10.2 of this clause will be paid at an hourly rate as follows:

Rate per hour delivered from the first pay period to commence on or after

Type of activity

11 Aug

2013 (3%)

Aug

2014 (3%)

Aug

2015 (3%)

Aug

2016 (3%)

May

2017 (3%)

Other activity

39.12

40.29

41.50

42.74

44.03

Other activity, where clause 5.2.2 applies

46.79

48.19

49.64

51.12

52.66

for each hour of such activity delivered as required and demonstrated to have been performed.

5.10.2

For the purposes of this clause, “other required academic activity” includes work that a casual employee is required to perform, being work of the following nature:

(a) the conduct of practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions;

(b) the conduct of clinical sessions other than clinical nurse education;

(c) the conduct of performance and visual art studio sessions;

(d) musical coaching, repetiteurship, and musical accompanying other than with special educational service;

(e) development of teaching and course materials such as the preparation of course guides and reading lists and basic activities associated with course coordination; (where academic judgement or full course coordination is required, payment will be in accordance with Schedule 1 clause 5.2)

(f) consultation with students beyond that mentioned in Schedule 1 clauses 5.3.1, 5.4.1 and 5.6.1;

(g) supervision; (a casual employee who is supervising a higher degree by research candidate will normally be paid in accordance with Schedule 1 clause 5.2.1)

(h) attendance at departmental and or faculty meetings as required.

The above list is not intended to be exhaustive, but is provided by way of examples and guidance.

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