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7. Awards and inconsistencies

7.1 This Agreement will wholly displace all previous enterprise agreements including the University of Southern Queensland Enterprise Agreement 2014-2017 and operates, with the exception of the National Training Wage schedule of the Miscellaneous Award 2010, to the exclusion of other Awards which may otherwise apply to employees whose employment falls within the scope of this Agreement including:

  • Higher Education Industry – General Staff Award 2010;
  • Higher Education Industry – Academic Staff Award 2010;
  • Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2010;
  • Tertiary Education Superannuation Scheme (TESS) Superannuation Award 1994.

7.2 Contracts for senior employees

7.2.1 The University reserves the right to enter into a written agreement or contract pertaining to the employment relationship to cover only the following categories of employees:

  • Senior Contracted Executive employees.
  • Academic employees whose annual cash salary each year is equal to or exceeds $174,757 from the date of approval. The annual cash salary will increase each year in accordance with the percentage salary increases outlined in Clause 38.1.
  • Professional employees whose annual cash salary each year is equal to or exceeds $129,064 from the date of approval. The annual cash salary will increase each year in accordance with the percentage salary increases outlined in Clause 38.1.

7.2.2 All Senior Employees who enter into a written agreement or contract will continue to be bound by this Agreement, but only in relation to the following clauses:

(a) 7.1 Awards and inconsistencies;

(b) 7.2 Contracts for senior employees;

7.2.3 Where an academic or professional employee classified in accordance with Clause 38.2.1 is appointed to a position for a specified period and the annual cash salary is equal to or exceeds the amounts outlined in Clause 7.2.1, the employee may be offered a written agreement or contract for the period of the appointment, or they may receive an allowance in addition to their substantive salary for the period of the appointment. At the conclusion of the appointment, the employee may revert to their substantive position.

7.3 Relationship to University policies, procedures or guidelines

Nothing in this Agreement will be taken as incorporating as a term of this Agreement, any University policy, procedures or guidelines referred to in this Agreement, except where otherwise stated in this Agreement.

Footnote:

Indicative annual cash salary - Academic employees

  As at
date of approval
June 2019
June 2020
June 2021
  $
$ $ $
Annual cash salary
174,757
178,250
181,811
185,444

Indicative annual cash salary - Professional employees

  As at
date of approval
June 2019
June 2020 June 2021
  $ $ $ $
Annual cash salary
129,064
131,642 134,272 136,954

Annual cash salary means the employee’s cash salary only and does not include benefits related to superannuation, allowances or loadings.