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Office of People and Capability

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The Office of People and Capability (OPC) is responsible for the development and implementation of occupational health and safety compliance, new staff orientation, employee relations, recruitment and payroll services across all of the University's campuses and remote area groups.

  • Work Health and Safety team are responsible for health and safety issues, workers' compensation, accident, incident and injury reporting, and WHS training.
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  • New Staff Orientation provides new staff members with a formal welcome to the University, information that will assist them to understand the mission, role and structure of the University, and bring information about the University's support, services and facilities to their attention.
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  • Salaries and Payroll staff administer all processes associated with pay, leave and entitlements for CDU staff members.
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  • Recruitment staff administer all processes associated with recruitment of staff members and their contracts (excluding casual staff), including visa nominations.
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  • Employee Relations staff provide advice on the interpretation and application of the Charles Darwin University and Union Enterprise Agreement 2013, consultation, change management, and classification of newly created and reclassified position profiles.
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  • Administration incorporates the duties associated with reception, and HRS web communications. These duties include the Staff Study Reimbursement Scheme, and various other duties to ensure the smooth provision of HR services to the University.
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  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides access to counselling for all University staff and their immediate family members. The University uses Employee Assistance Services Australia (EASA) for the provision of this service. This service provides confidential, free, short-term (three sessions), counselling services for assistance with issues such as sleep health, lifestyle management, mindfulness, grief and loss, trauma, addiction, relationship and family issues, depression and anxiety, bullying and workplace issues.

    To access EASA EAP Services, to make an appointment call:
    All Northern Territory Locations: 1800 193 123
    Land Line from all other locations: 08 8941 1752

    If you have any other queries contact the University's EAP Coordinator on 08 8946 6592 or email

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