Welcome to UniCasual, a workplace information portal for Australian casual academic staff.

Produced by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) this site contains details about your workplace rights, your obligations and those of your employers, and information on how NTEU can assist you. This website aims to help you find out what you need to know to survive as a casual, and provides practical tips as well as introductions to NTEU and CAPA.

To find your local NTEU Branch, click here.

Latest news

  1. Germany's permanent precarious academics

    Posted 3 April 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    This article by Janin Bredehoeft, University of Sydney, appeared in the March 2014 issue of Connect


    Only 20 per cent of the academic workforce in German higher education institutions is in ...

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  2. Casual teachers carry the load (Connect editorial, March 2014)

    Posted 26 March 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Uni Casual)

    Casual teachers carry the load

    Connect editorial, March 2014

    Academic casual activists and the NTEU have made the casualisation of university teaching and the plight of casual academics a public ...

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    Journal
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    Connect, March 2014

    NTEU & CAPA publication for Casual and Sessional Staff in Australian universities. March 2014.

  3. UTS Casual Survey results

    Posted 25 March 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    In 2013, NTEU University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Branch conducted a survey of 1455 casual academics to give them an opportunity to put forward their views on their employment arrangements and ...

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  4. Adelaide Negotiations Update - A casual relationship with staff

    Posted 21 March 2014 by Katherine Gale (University of Adelaide)

    We’ve just finished another week of negotiations, this one with two negotiation meetings as well as a lot of time spent in drafting. We have seen ongoing improvements in some clauses and some ...

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  5. I know what you did last summer

    Posted 19 March 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    This article by Dustin Halse appears in the March 2014 issue of Advocate

    I know what you did last summer

    Most people look forward to the summer break. What’s not to love? There’s the ...

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  6. Latest issue of Connect, vol 7. no. 1

    Posted 17 March 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    The March 2014 issue of Connect, the NTEU and CAPA magazine for casual academics, is now available online.

    This issue is jam packed with stories, advice and opinions from causal academics across the ...

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    Journal
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    Connect, March 2014

    NTEU & CAPA publication for Casual and Sessional Staff in Australian universities. March 2014.

  7. Media Release: La Trobe University staff vote for industrial action

    Posted 14 March 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU members at La Trobe University yesterday voted to endorse industrial action across the university’s campuses.

    Staff will strike on Wednesday, 26th March following the breakdown of ...

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  8. Swinburne Rips Domestic Violence Protections from Casual Staff

    Posted 27 February 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    In the non-union ballot currently underway at Swinburne, Vice Chancellor Linda Kristjanson has inserted new provisions into a special part of the Agreement which excludes protections against domestic ...

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  9. Universities Australia conference from the casual academic perspective

    Posted 26 February 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    With Universities Australia’s 2014 Higher Education Conference starting today, we are happy to also welcome a new social media project that focuses upon higher education issues from casual, ...

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  10. Media Release: NTEU secures fifty jobs for struggling staff at Swinburne University

    Posted 30 January 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    After a two year dispute, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and Swinburne University have settled on an agreement that will create new jobs and help address the casualisation of the ...

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  1. Position Vacant: NSW Industrial Officer (12 months)

    Posted 16 April 2014 by Joanne Riley (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU (NSW) is seeking to employ a full-time Industrial Officer for a period of 12 months on a fixed-term contract to replace a staff member who is going on Maternity Leave. The position, whilst ...

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  2. Position Vacant: NSW Division Industrial Organiser

    Posted 16 April 2014 by Joanne Riley (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU - NSW is seeking to employ a full-time Industrial Organiser to join our team of industrial and organising staff.   This is a new position, and is based at the NSW Division office ...

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  3. Conference for NSW general and professional staff members

    Posted 16 April 2014 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    NTEU New South Wales will hold a conference for general and professional staff at Sydney University on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May.

    The NTEU NSW General and Professional Staff Conference follows on ...

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    NTEU NSW General and Professional Staff Conference - Flyer

    Download the Conference flyer and share it with your colleagues!

  4. Media Release: Failed Victorian VET policies should not be risked elsewhere

    Posted 15 April 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Evidence to be presented today by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) to the House of Representatives Education and Employment’s Standing Committee Inquiry into TAFE demonstrates that ...

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  5. Who is running the NTEU? You are!

    Posted 14 April 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    2014 is an election year for the NTEU. (Want to know more about our elections? Register for the webinar here).

    I am incredibly proud of – and passionate about – the NTEU’s ...

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