Revised HR policies and procedures

A number of revised HR policies and procedures are now available on the staff website.

The university continues to review and update HR and related policies and procedures in line with changes incorporated in the Australian Catholic University Staff Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 (the Agreement).

The following revised policies relating to a range of employment provisions have been considered by the ACU Staff Consultative Committee.

The Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Greg Craven, has approved the policies and procedure and, accordingly, any previous versions are now revoked.


Policy/procedure name

Summary of changes

Employment of Sessional Academic Staff Policy

  • Information on conversion from sessional to non-sessional employment in a teaching-focussed position.


  • Updated information relating to induction and staff development.

Major Change, Notice, Redeployment, Redundancy and Voluntary Retirement Policy

Major Change, Notice, Redeployment, Redundancy and Voluntary Retirement Procedure (new)

  • Policy renamed from Redeployment, Redundancy and Voluntary Early Retirement Policy.


  • Procedural items removed and relocated to new procedure.

Income Maintenance Policy

  • Updated as per the Agreement in relation to redeployment of professional staff members.

On-call Arrangements for Professional Staff Policy

  • Explains payment of on-call allowance in differing circumstances as per the Agreement.

Teachers in Non-Degree Pathway Programs Policy (new)

  • New policy developed to inform and support the employment of staff employed at ACU under the terms of the Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2010 (Award) and consistent with the National Employment Standard (NES) in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act).

Research Study Program (RSP) for Academic Staff Policy

  • Supplementary information on content requirements of application.


  • Updated staff positions in line with current ACU governance structure.


  • Reimbursement process updated and taxation requirements removed.

Staff Sexual Misconduct Policy (new)

  • New policy outlining the University’s approach to preventing, addressing and responding to sexual misconduct (sexual harassment and sexual assault) by staff.

Discrimination and Harassment Policy

  • Removal of items relating to what is unlawful discrimination and what is sexual harassment.

The updated documents are available on the Policies & Procedure page of the ACU website under HR and may be accessed via the links above.

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