Schedule 6: lists of academic activities

Schedule 6: lists of academic activities


S6.1 Teaching and related activities may include but are not limited to:

(a) development of teaching activities and resources;

(b) preparation of teaching activities and resources;

(c) delivery of teaching activities and resources;

(d) assessment of teaching, including student outcomes, delivery, organisation;

(e) marking assessment tasks and examinations and providing feedback on assessment tasks to students;

(f) quality assurance and enhancement of teaching and/or curriculum, including maintenance of internal and external accreditation of existing units and courses;

(g) collaborating and participating in activities with colleagues to encourage and embed best practice in learning and teaching;

(h) student consultation, either face-to-face or via email (or other online platform);

(i) higher degree research supervision;

(j) fulfilling requirements of the unit convenor and/or course director roles;

(k) teaching development, including attending teaching workshops and courses and applying for teaching grants;

(l) placement coordination and student preparation and support for Participation and Community Engagement (PACE) units.

S6.2 Teaching Leadership

Related activities may include but are not limited to:

(a) course management, development and innovation, including proposing new units and courses for internal approval and external accreditation or more general purposes;

(b) leadership in assurance of learning, including co-ordination of unit convenors and teaching staff to ensure courses are harmonised, appropriately designed, delivered and assessed;

(c) significant coordination of unit teaching in order to facilitate course-based teaching;

(d) leadership or significant contribution to subject or field accreditation processes;

(e) enrichment and progression of student experience;

(f) developing and sustaining links between students and industry to enhance learning experiences and employability of students;

(g) providing professional development in teaching for colleagues within the Department, Faculty or across the University;

(h) supporting, mentoring and developing the teaching capabilities of colleagues, including through facilitating and participating in development activities, peer observation and review of teaching and/or curriculum development;

(i) membership or chairship of learning and teaching committee/s.

S6.3 Discovery and Research

Related activities may include but are not limited to:

(a) drafting and development of research outputs including publications or creative works;

(b) applying for external, competitive grant funding;

(c) research supervision, including higher degree research supervision, supervision of research assistants and mentoring early career researchers;

(d) coordinating and conducting research projects and programs;

(e) developing and maintaining research networks and collaborative research partnerships;

(f) participation and/or coordination of national or international conferences that lead to distinct research outputs;

(g) scholarship to inform research and maintain currency in the discipline;

(h) undertaking a higher research degree;

(i) undertaking research training such as attending workshops on research ethics protocols or laboratory safety;

(j) research-related leadership, service and administration, including membership or chairship of relevant committees

S6.4 Service, Citizenship and Leadership

Related activities may include but are not limited to:

(a) attending University functions and events (e.g. graduation ceremonies, open days);

(b) membership of and participation in relevant committees and working parties, including committees named in this Agreement;

(c) facilitating and participating in staff development and mentoring activities;

(d) engagement in University meetings, committees and administrative processes;

(e) academic advising;

(f) leadership and management of a University department or centre;

(g) engagement and advocacy with industry and community partners on behalf of the University;

(h) engagement with discipline- or profession-based organisations that contributes to the University’s community engagement and does not constitute outside employment;

(i) membership or leadership of editorial boards for scholarly journals, professional associations and organising committees for conferences and forums relevant to the Staff Member’s research or professional role;

(j) reviewing scholarly articles, books and papers for publication and/or conference presentation as appropriate.

NB: Teaching related activities are those carried out in relation to award, non-award, OUA and educational initiatives and applies in various contexts including classroom, online, laboratory, clinical and field settings.

S6.5 As per subclause 18.23 of this Agreement, maximum workloads allocations are to be set within the nominal limit of 1575 working hours per year. For ease of reference, teaching allocations will be calculated by applying the percentage teaching allocation to 1575 working hours as table below:

Teaching allocation as a percentage of total workload

Allocation for teaching and related duties


315 hours


472.5 hours


630 hours


787.5 hours


945 hours


1102.5 hours


1260 hours

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