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Sessional (casual) staff

Sessional (casual) academic staff make a significant contribution towards providing outstanding learning outcomes and a rich student experience. They bring expertise and experience and are involved in ensuring UniSA meets its ambitions and strategic directions as outlined in Horizon 2020.

This site provides information and links for sessional staff to resources from areas across UniSA. It also brings together key information for managers and administrators.

For further information, please contact
Justene Knight, Senior Consultant: Organisational Development
Email: justene.knight@unisa.edu.au

Resources for Sessional Staff
Resources for managers
Administrative resources

Resources for Sessional Staff

We value your work, and we want your experience with us to be rewarding and fulfilling. To help you acclimatise to the University, and better understand your role and responsibilities within it, we provide new staff with access to a range of induction information and activities, professional development opportunities and support services.

Your supervisor will be the best first point of contact for you on most matters, but you will find that there are many other sources of advice and support in your School, in your Division, at your campus, and in the wider University.

Induction

The Induction site for new staff provides you with an overview of information about UniSA.

The Quick Guide for Sessional Academic Staff has been developed to provide you with key information specific to your role as a sessional academic.

A range of other quick guides are available to all staff and provide information on topics such as research, ethics and equity and other key facets of your employment.

OHSW & IM Induction

All employees including sessional (casual) employees who are required to work on campus need to complete an OHSW induction. This should be conducted by local areas and signed off by the relevant supervisors with records kept locally. Further information about OHSW & IM induction and training can be found on the relevant OHS & IM webpage

The Learning and Teaching Unit

The Learning and Teaching Unit (LTU) site for sessional academic staff provides advice on the services and resources that have been developed specifically to help staff involved in teaching and learning at UniSA.

Salary scale for sessional (casual) staff

The University of South Australia Enterprise Agreement provides detailed information about your salary scale and other conditions of employment.

A quick link to the information can be found on the remuneration page of the HR Unit website.

The Quick Guide for Sessional Academic Staff also has some basic information on how you will be paid, the relevant paperwork required and a list of contacts.

Vacancies and further employment

Working at UniSA is the main page to explore if you are interested in registering for further employment opportunities and for finding out what new positions are available at UniSA.

Staff home pages

Every staff member at UniSA has their own home page that can be customised. For information about your homepage and how to adapt it to meet the needs of you and your role visit the staff homepages site for sessional staff.

Library – support for staff

The Library plays a significant role in supporting the University’s teaching learning and research mission through the provision of relevant information resources and associated services. http://www.library.unisa.edu.au/services/teachingsupport/default.aspx

Division specific sites for sessional staff

Education, Arts and Social Sciences (EASS)
Dean: Teaching and Learning: www.unisa.edu.au/easdeanteaching/sessional/defaultnew.asp
Human Resources www.unisa.edu.au/eas/humanresources/cas/default.asp

Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment (ITEE)
Human Resources: https://teamsites.unisa.edu.au/iee/ieo/sg/hrsg/Lists/CSA1/Public%20View.aspx

Resources for managers

Many of the resources covered on other parts of this site will be of interest and use to managers of sessional staff. However, the following segment contains some specific information aimed at managers.

Protocols for the Management of Academic Casual Staff

The Protocols for the Management of Academic Casual Staff site provides a framework for best practice processes for the management of sessional staff to ensure an equitable and consistent approach to their recruitment, selection, employment and development.

Induction resources for managers

Administrative resources

A range of administrative templates and forms are available on the HR website via the forms and administrative resources site or clicking on the embedded links below. Links to information has been tailored specifically for Divisions is also provided when available.

Casual administration

Casual letter of offers

Casual with existing AWA

Appointments and staff movements (casual) - generic word-based form

note: please check to see if there is applicable division-specific information below if you are from a school or research area

Division specific sites for sessional staff

Business
email: BUE-BUO-HumanResource@unisa.edu.au
Human Resources: https://teamsites.unisa.edu.au/bue/Pages/sessional.aspx

Education, Arts and Social Sciences (EASS)
email: eascasenquiries@unisa.edu.au
Dean: Teaching and Learning: www.unisa.edu.au/easdeanteaching/sessional/defaultnew.asp 
Human Resources www.unisa.edu.au/eas/humanresources/cas/default.asp 

Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment (ITEE)
email: iteecasualadmin@unisa.edu.au
Human Resources: https://teamsites.unisa.edu.au/iee/ieo/sg/hrsg/Lists/CSA1/Public%20View.aspx 

Health Sciences
email: casualsinhealth@unisa.edu.au
Human Resources: https://teamsites.unisa.edu.au/hsc/hso/sg/hr/Lists/Casual%20Staff%20Administration/Public%20View.aspx

Appointments and staff movements (casual) – Division specific

Business
Please check with the Division HR Team for the preferred Division-specific approach
Human Resources: https://teamsites.unisa.edu.au/bue/Pages/sessional.aspx
email: BUE-BUO-HumanResource@unisa.edu.au

Education, Arts and Social Sciences (EASS)
Please go to the Human Resources site: www.unisa.edu.au/eas/humanresources/cas/default.asp

email: eascasenquiries@unisa.edu.au

Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment (ITEE)
Please go to the ITEE request for casual contract service guide
Human Resources: https://teamsites.unisa.edu.au/iee/ieo/sg/hrsg/Lists/CSA1/Public%20View.aspx 
email: iteecasualadmin@unisa.edu.au

Health Sciences
Please check with the Division HR Team for the preferred Division-specific approach
Human Resources: https://teamsites.unisa.edu.au/hsc/hso/sg/hr/Lists/Casual%20Staff%20Administration/Public%20View.aspx
email: casualsinhealth@unisa.edu.au

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