As you may be aware, many universities have identified issues with how their employees have been paid. In light of this, Curtin has proactively commenced a pay review to ensure our employees have been and continue to be paid correctly.
Curtin’s pay review will initially focus on current and former casual employees dating back to 2015 who are covered by the Curtin University Academic, Professional and General Staff Agreement and the Curtin University Early Childhood Centre Enterprise Agreement. It will involve a review of our payroll, pay related systems and payment practices.
We take our obligations to comply with workplace laws very seriously and have engaged experienced external advisors in relation to the review. In the event we identify issues requiring remediation, we will engage with the Fair Work Ombudsman, and we will ensure that employees are paid any amounts which may be owing, with interest.
Given the size of our workforce and our varied activities, this is a complex piece of work and we must take the time necessary to build a complete picture. It is anticipated the work will take at least 12-18 months to complete.
If you are a past employee of Curtin who worked at the University during the review period, you can complete the Contact Form on this website to ensure we have the correct contact details for you. This will enable us to get in contact with you in the event that you are impacted by this review.
Further information will be provided on this site as the review progresses. In the meantime, if you have any specific queries related to the review, please email Curtin’s Payroll Assurance Contact Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQs for former Curtin employees
Many universities across the Australian higher education sector have identified issues with how their employees have been paid. As a result, Curtin is aware that several pay reviews have been conducted or are underway across this sector. Curtin has taken the proactive step to undertake its own review of its payroll and other systems, and payment practices, to investigate whether it has complied with payment obligations under applicable enterprise agreements.
The Curtin Pay Review will initially focus on casual employees.
The review will consider how our people have been, and are paid, and whether this is consistent with applicable enterprise agreement terms.
Casual Academic, Professional and General employees, and Casual Stadium employees
The review period will commence from 1 January 2015.
Casual employees – Early Childhood Centre
The review period will commence from 17 February 2015 to align with the date that the Curtin University Early Childhood Centre Enterprise Agreement 2014-2017 came into operation.
The initial phase of the review will focus on current and former casual employees covered by the enterprise agreements set out below.
Curtin University Academic, Professional & General Staff Agreement 2017-2021;
Curtin University Academic, Professional & General Staff Agreement 2012-2016;
Curtin University Early Childhood Centre Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021; and
Curtin University Early Childhood Centre Enterprise Agreement 2014 – 2017.
Reviews of this nature are complex and take some time to complete. To that end, we have engaged external third parties with experience in conducting reviews of this type. We have a lot of detail to check and we are committed to doing this in a methodical and accurate way. The review is expected to take around 12-18 months to complete.
Yes, the University has advised the Fair Work Ombudsman that we have commenced the review.
In the first instance we wish to ensure we have the correct contact details in the event you are impacted. If you were employed at the University during the review period dates and have changed your contact details since your employment with Curtin, or if you think we might not have current contact details for you, please complete the Contact Form on this website. We will then contact you to undertake verification checks prior to updating your details.
Former employees will be contacted if they are impacted. As noted above, please contact us if there has been any change in your contact details since working at Curtin or if you would like to confirm the contact details that we have on file for you.
Whilst the review is underway, there may be times when updates are intermittent. However, once the review is completed, the University will contact individuals if they are impacted.
Relevant communications and FAQs will be provided via the Curtin Pay Review webpage.