A fixed-term appointment is made for a specified term or ascertainable period. The relevant collective agreement provides the full definition of a fixed-term appointment.
Fixed-term appointments may be subject to notice of intention to renew or not to renew the appointment and severance. Further information about fixed-term appointments, including notice and severance pay requirements, is contained in the Fixed-term Employment Guidelines.
Fixed-term appointment of greater than 12 months
Fixed-term appointments of greater than 12 months are normally filled through a competitive recruitment and selection process in accordance with the Recruitment and Appointment Directive. The Recruiting staff section provides further information about how to conduct this process.
Fixed-term appointment of 12 months or less
A fixed-term appointment for a period of 12 months or less can be made by invitation or nomination or through a competitive recruitment and selection process.
Most fixed-term appointments for 12 months or less are made by completing the following form:
This form should be used to make any further fixed-term appointments for period of 12 months or less. The form is not used to appoint a person who does not have the “right to work in Australia” or senior staff.
To appoint senior staff or a person who does not have the “right to work in Australia” for a period of 12 months or less, the following form should be completed and forwarded to the Human Resources unit so that a formal letter of offer of employment appropriate to the individual’s circumstance can be prepared:
Note: Refer to the page about international recruitment before considering appointing a person who does not have the right to work in Australia.
Fixed-term appointments for current UTS staff – Internal secondment
If a current UTS staff member is to be appointed to a fixed-term position it may be possible for this to be arranged as an internal secondment. This will allow the staff member to be temporarily transferred to the fixed-term position whilst retaining in their substantive appointment.
The secondment arrangements must be agreed between the supervisor/manager of the two work units and staff member. Supervisors/managers seconding a staff member to their area should complete an Internal Secondment Form.