Independent contractors

Schools / Departments wishing to engage suppliers to deliver services to or on behalf of the University will be required to go through an assessment process to determine if it is legally appropriate for the University to engage the supplier 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 and Payment process flowchart below.

Contact

Please direct independent contractor payment enquiries to:

Leona Pike, Team Leader, Operations
Phone: 03 5327 9284 or email: l.pike@federation.edu.au