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Information for staff

Pay and Benefits

Please note: Any variations to staff pay are due the Thursday of a pay week for the following fortnight.

The first Thursday of a pay week for 2015 is Thursday January 1. The next payday for 2015 is Thursday 15 January continuing the Thursday fortnightly pattern for the year.


To access any forms relating to pay and benefits click on the forms section on the navigation pane on the right hand side of this website.

The links below allow you to quickly go to the selected information on this page:

Charles Darwin University Salaries and Allowances Guide 2014

Note: As per the CDUUEA 2013 the first salary increase commencement date is 1 June 2014.

Continuing (full-time or part-time), and Fixed Term Employment

For assistance or enquiries relating to your continuing (full-time or part-time), and fixed term employment pay and benefits please contact a Salaries/Payroll Consultant on 08 8946 7224 or email salaries@cdu.edu.au

Casual Employment

The Casual Employment Advice is the offer of employment in relation to casual employment. It is to be completed by the proposer (e.g. cost centre manager), followed by the casual employee details.

Casual staff members must complete timesheets for the work that they complete. Casual staff must have their signed and approved timesheets submitted to their area in time for their area to enter timesheets into StaffOnline. Casual staff should check with their administration office for their cut-off dates for submission of timesheets.

  • Casual Employment Help (This document is to assist with employment and administration requirements in relation to casual employees)

For assistance and enquiries relating to your casual employment pay and benefits please contact either:

For the following areas: Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts (LEBA), Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment (EHSE), Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Strategy and Planning, Territory FM and Prac Teachers A - L - (to be advised).

For the following areas: Faculty of Vocational Education and Training (VET), Indigenous Leadership (IL), Corporate Services (CS), Finance and Asset Services (FAS) and Prac Teachers M - Z please contact 08 8946 6998 or email baden.jones@cdu.edu.au

Corporate Health Cover

As a Charles Darwin University staff member Bupa offers you the benefits of corporate health insurance. Bupa Corporate Health Insurance gives staff members:

  • 2% discount on annual premiums
  • Higher benefits on your extras
  • Gap free physio and dental for kids at Bupa members first providers
  • Guaranteed portability when switching from another health fund

Bupa consultants are more than happy to speak with existing members, CDU employees with other health funds and also those that may currently not have anything in place. To speak to our local CDU Bupa consultant contact Deanne Jensen (email) or phone:0421 588 521. You can also drop in and visit Deanne at Bupa Shop 17A Casuarina Square, Trower Rd, Casuarina.

Prior Service Recognition

Prior service recognition is normally applied only to the qualifying period for accessing Long Service Leave. Prior service is recognised in the value of the entitlement only to the extent that the prior employer has transferred finances from that institution to the University to be credited to the entitlement.

Organisations which CDU recognise for prior service include other Australian Universities, the Northern Territory Government and Menzies School of Health Research. 

Staff wanting to apply for prior service are required to: 

  1. Forward the Statement of Service From Previous Employer form to your previous organisation within six months from the date of commencement at CDU.
  2. Once completed your previous employer should return the form to you and you should then forward the form to HRS Salaries.
  3. HRS Salaries will email you once your prior service has been recognised or otherwise.

Please note: A claim for recognition of prior service shall only be approved upon the production of satisfactory evidence. To access the Statement of Service from Previous Employer form click on the forms section of the navigation pane on the right hand side of this website.

Remote Teaching Bonus

The Charles Darwin University and Union Enterprise Agreement 2013 (CDUUEA) states that 'employees who perform work in remote locations on more than ten days in a given calendar year are eligible for a Remote Delivery Bonus' (Clause 17). Refer to the CDUUEA for further information on Remote Delivery Bonus.

Remote Locality Incentive and Allowances

The Charles Darwin University and Union Enterprise Agreement 2013 (CDUUEA) states that 'entitlements for remote area allowances including fares out of isolated localities, freight on foodstuffs, locality allowances, and rental rebate payments are paid on 30 June and 31 December each year in arrears' (Clause 18). Refer to the CDUUEA for further information on Remote Locality Incentive and Allowances.

Salary Packaging

Charles Darwin University offers staff members the opportunity to negotiate the structure of their salary payments through Salary Packaging.

Salary packaging:

  • Allows fractional and full-time employees to choose to receive salary payments as a combination of cash (paid in to your nominated account) and approved benefits.
  • Allows you to have certain benefits (e.g. motor vehicles, notebook computers, superannuation) paid directly by CDU from your pre-tax income.
  • Is an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) approved means of allowing employees to effectively restructure their income and potentially reduce the amount of tax paid to maximise net salary.

It is important for employees to make an informed decision about what benefits best suit their personal circumstances and to ensure that salary is not over committed.

If you are interested in finding out more about salary packaging please contact any or all of the appointed CDU providers below:

SPA

Vicki Pycroft
Business Relationship Manager – Northern Territory
L16, Charles Darwin Centre
19 Smith Street
DARWIN NT 0800
T:  08 8963 5636
M: 0447 712 717
F:  08 8963 5606
E:  vicki@salpacaus.com.au   
W: www.salpacaus.com.au

RemServ

Dean Thiesfield
Regional Manager - Northern Territory
Suite 7, Level 1 48-50 Smith Street
DARWIN NT 0800
T: 08 8943 0640
M: 0437 952 012
F: 08 8941 0848
E: dean_thiesfield@remserv.com.au
W: www.remserv.com.au

Fleet Choice

James Herraman
Director - Fleet Choice NT
51A Smith Street
DARWIN NT 0800
GPO Box 3961, DARWIN NT 0801
T: 08 8980 5799
M: 0458 360 816
E: james@fleetchoicent.com.au
W: www.fleetchoicent.com.au

Superannuation

All continuing employees, and fixed-term employees where the period of appointment is two years or more, are entitled to receive employer contributions to UniSuper at the rate of 17% of their superannuable salary.

Employees engaged on a full-time or part-time basis where the appointment is for a period of less than two (2) years, are entitled to employer contributions to UniSuper at the rate specified in the Superannuation Guarantee Legislation.

Casual employees are entitled to an employer superannuation contribution as specified in the Superannuation Guarantee Legislation.

UniSuper

This is the University scheme and is available to full time and eligible part time staff. Find out more about UniSuper.

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UniSuper and Award Plus Plan contributions (APP)

Superannuation payments, including any additional voluntary contributions, do not attract Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT). Additional contributions may be made through UniSuper’s Award Plus Plan.

Please note:

  • Benefits can only be provided to the extent that the total cost to the University of providing the benefits requested plus the reduced salary does not exceed the Total Employment Cost (TEC). The TEC is a set figure assigned to each position by the University.
  • The University determines the salary and benefits offered to employees.

Legacy Superannuation Schemes

Legacy superannuation schemes currently operating at the University are:

  • Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS) - Defined Benefit Scheme. This scheme is closed to new members.
  • Northern Territory Government and Public Authority Superannuation Scheme (NTGPASS) - Defined Benefit Scheme. This scheme is closed to new members.
  • Northern Territory Supplementary Superannuation Scheme (NTSSS) - Productivity Scheme - Defined Benefit Scheme. This scheme is now closed to new members.

For assistance or enquiries related to pay and benefits please contact a Salaries/Payroll Consultant on

08 8946 6552 or email salaries@cdu.edu.au

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