2.9.1 Continuing and fixed-term staff are entitled to an employer superannuation contribution equal to 17% of their salary. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes any payments made in lieu of salary, including payments made in lieu of leave entitlements and notice.

2.9.2 Casual staff are entitled to the minimum employer superannuation contribution as provided for by the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 as increased from time to time under that legislation (currently 10.5% and scheduled to increase to 11% from 1 July 2023, 11.5% from 1 July 2024 and 12% from 1 July 2025).

2.9.3 The University's preferred fund is UniSuper. If a staff member does not choose an alternative complying fund to receive employer superannuation contributions, or the University is not otherwise required by law to make contributions to an alternative fund, the University will make contributions to UniSuper.

2.9.4 The management of superannuation arrangements, including but not limited to the following will be in accordance with the University policy and procedures for superannuation:

  1. arrangements for pre-tax contributions, and
  2. arrangements for staff who have been granted approval for leave of any type on half pay or leave without pay with respect to maintenance of employee or employer contribution.

2.9.5 A staff member who is entitled to employer superannuation contribution equal to 17% of their salary and is a member of UniSuper can elect to receive minimum employer superannuation contributions instead of 17% employer superannuation contributions to the extent permitted by the UniSuper Trust Deed. The combined amount of the staff member's salary and other payments and employer superannuation contributions will not be diminished if a staff member elects to receive minimum employer superannuation contributions in accordance with this clause. When being provided with the option in this clause, the staff member (or prospective staff member) must be provided with the option of receiving 17% employer contributions.

2.9.6 The University will provide new continuing and fixed-term staff with access to UniSuper's digital choice of superannuation form. The University will provide information to casual and sessional staff about UniSuper when making an offer of employment.

2.9.7 Continuing and fixed term staff who are members or prospective members of UniSuper will be permitted to attend an individual, financial advice appointment with UniSuper, on paid work time, once per calendar year. Staff will arrange such appointments having regard to the operational needs of the work area.

Page last updated on 08/02/2023

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