Conversion to part-time

Academic and general staff

Academic and general staff employed on a continuing basis with a time fraction greater than 0.5, can apply to reduce their fraction to no less than 0.5 whilst retaining their continuing status.  If approved, staff will experience no change in their terms and conditions of employment except that their salary and their workload will be reduced pro rata to equate to their new time fraction.  Staff should note that changing their status from full-time to part-time may have superannuation ramifications.

TAFE teaching staff

TAFE teaching staff who are full-time can apply for a temporary adjustment of their position to part-time. Reversion to the full-time position will generally occur after 12 months.

Regular part-time employment may be available to allow teachers to work a portion of the normal workload of a full-time teacher.

How to apply for conversion to part-time

  • Fully understand your conversion to part-time entitlements and options.
  • See links below and/or discuss your situation and plans confidentially with Human Resources (Richelle Brehaut, Coordinator, HR ext. 9367 or r.brehaut@federation.edu.au).
  • Discuss superannuation details with Glenn Bench, Manager, HR Shared Services, ext. 9517.
  • Negotiate arrangements with your Supervisor.
  • Apply in writing to your Executive Dean/Director, PVC, DVC/COO or Vice-Chancellor.
  • Then forward the approved recommendations to the Director, Human Resources.

Enterprise Agreement - EXTRACTS

Links to detailed information on leave entitlements and conditions relevant to conversion to part-time for different staff categories:

Conversion to part-time (retention of continuing status) - Academic and General staff
Federation University Australia Union Collective Agreement (UCA) 2015-2018,
Academic and General Staff Employees
Link to: Clause 33 (pdf, 20kb)

Conversion to part-time fixed-term contracts (UniSuper members only) - Academic and General staff
Federation University Australia Union Collective Agreement (UCA) 2015-2018,
Academic and General Staff Employees
Link to: Clause 34 (pdf, 9kb)

Part-time employment - TAFE teaching Staff
Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Multi-Business Agreement (MBA) 2009
Schedule 6 - TAFE Teachers' Conditions of Employment (Victoria) Award 2002 (AP816514)
Link to: Clause 14 (pdf, 10kb)