Enterprise Agreement & Conditions
The Australian Catholic University Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017 has been approved by the Fair Work Commission and is effective from 19 March 2014. The Agreement has a nominal expiry date of 30 June 2017.
The Agreement is a legally binding document and covers the salaries, working conditions and provisions for all Academic staff employed at Levels A to E, as well as all Professional Staff employed at HEW levels 1 to 9.
Employment-related Policies being updated
As the new Agreement has now come into effect, all employment-related Policies and related documents will be progressively updated to reflect the arrangements of the ACU Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017. These updated documents will undergo the normal consultative process with the ACU Staff Consultative Committee, before being approved by the Vice-Chancellor and President and then published on the HR website.
During this time, please note that where there is any discrepancy between an existing Policy/document and the ACU Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017, the Agreement prevails.
Transitional items still covered by the previous Agreement
It is important to understand that there are a small number of transitional arrangements included in the Australian Catholic University Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013 – 2017, and this means some items will still be covered by the previous 2010 – 2013 Agreement until a later date.
The previous 2010 - 2013 Agreement shall remain accessible to all staff for reference due to these transitional arrangements. These transitional arrangements include actions (dispute or disciplinary process) commenced under the previous Agreement.
- Pay Date Change
As part of the ACU Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017 a Pay Date Change was affected in November 2014 - read about the consultation undertaken with staff and the implementation.
- Provisions to Support the Victims of Domestic Violence
Find out about this new provision which provides support to staff members who require leave as a result of experiencing domestic violence.
- Working Arrangements for Academic Staff
Find out about the changes to Academic Working Arrangements for 2015.
Should further advice be required on the Enterprise Agreement, staff should contact their Human Resources Advisory Service, HR@acu.edu.au or extension 4222. For information on the Enterprise Bargaining process which lead to the Australian Catholic University Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017, please see the Enterprise Bargaining sharepoint site.