Independent contractors

Schools / Departments wishing to engage Suppliers to deliver education and research services on behalf of the University will be required to go through an assessment process to determine if they should be employed by the University as an Independent Contractor.

The only exceptions to this requirement will be if the Supplier has been granted an exemption by Finance for being a large public organisation, or if a Legal Office contract has been raised to cover the work to be provided by the Supplier. An example of a Large Public Organisation would be other Universities, Hospitals and Schools.

Where the Supplier does not have a Legal Office contract or exemption or are not deemed to be a Large Public Organisation, then an assessment will need to be undertaken to determine if the Supplier can be engaged and paid as an Independent Contractor. Please refer to the Independent Contractor System Assessment, Approval & Payment process flowchart below.

Procedures & guidelines

Contact

Please direct Independent Contractor assessment enquiries to:

David Plucke, Finance Officer, Treasury and Taxation
Phone: 03 5327 9537 or email: d.plucke@federation.edu.au

Please direct Independent Contractor payment enquiries to:

Terry Wong, Senior Transactional Officer, Accounts Payable
Phone: 03 5327 9794 or email: t.wong@federation.edu.au