The University is initiating negotiations for a new enterprise agreement with our academic and professional staff as our current University of Tasmania Staff Agreement 2013-2016 has reached its nominal expiry date, see Bargaining.
In addition, to meet the objective of increasing educational participation and attainment in Tasmania through a range of new associate degree courses, the University will seek to negotiate a new employment category to support the delivery of new associate degree courses.
This site provides a central point for information related to the enterprise bargaining process.
The University is talking with our staff and to employee representatives in relation to the introduction of our new Associate Degrees program. This is an exciting opportunity for our staff and students alike and an important part of the University’s objective of increasing the educational attainment of Tasmanians.
The proposed new teaching scholar classifications aim to attract and facilitate teaching-focussed (teacher-practitioner) staff who are able to deliver courses that align with the needs of our student cohort and focus on pedagogy, teaching excellence and teaching scholarship.
The classifications articulate a five level career path from entry level teaching to teaching professor. We want to reach as many students as possible and we want to build an environment that meets the needs of our future students along with stronger engagement with industry.
The new Associate Degrees will include work-integrated learning components embedded in every discipline subject. This allows students to learn how to apply the theory in real workplaces and businesses. The degrees are a formal qualification in their own right and also provide the opportunity for students to continue their studies into a relevant bachelor degree.
We plan to offer new Associate Degrees in Agribusiness and Applied Business commencing in 2017 and we will continue to talk with our staff about these exciting opportunities.
Current staff payment rates @ July, 2017