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. We’re all going on a summer holiday – well, some of us …

    Posted 3 December 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    The following article by Associate Professor Sarah Kaine appeared in The Conversation on Wednesday 3 December 2014. She is a member of the NTEU UTS Branch Committee.

    The idea of the “summer ...

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  2. Reports Released at Insecure Work Conference

    Posted 28 November 2014 by Renee Veal (NTEU National Office)

    Two survey reports were released at the Insecure Work Conference, Online Casuals Teaching Survey 2014 and Research Staff Survey 2014.

    These reports can be found on the conference website ...

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  3. NTEU UNSW News - December 2014

    Posted 25 November 2014 by Kiraz Janicke (University of New South Wales)

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    NTEU UNSW News - December 2014

    • Published: 25 Nov, 2014
    • Issue: Semester 2

  4. Qld members at the NTEU Insecure Work Conference

    Posted 24 November 2014 by Lachlan Hurse (Qld Division)

    A delegation of members from across Queensland attended the NTEU Insecure Work Conference in Hobart held on November 19 and 20. The conference was addressed by experts in the field of Insecure Work ...

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    Queensland Delegates to the Insecure Work Conference, Hobart, November 2014
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  5. Media Release: NTEU to address insecure work in Tasmania

    Posted 19 November 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    One in two university staff are employed casually or on fixed term contacts, half of teaching is done by academics employed for just a few hours a week, research staff are repeatedly reapplying for ...

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  6. Insecure Work Conference: join us online

    Posted 13 November 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    This post is republished from the CASA (Casual, Adjunct, Sessional staff and their Allies) blog. We thank them for the opportunity to publish to their blog, and their formidable activism and ...

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  7. Chomsky: Thinking like corporations is harming American universities

    Posted 13 October 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Australian universities are increasingly precarious places to work. Apart from constant restructures and job losses, four out of five new jobs in the last decade are contract or casual. Over 80% of ...

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  8. Insecure Work Conference | 19-20 November | Hobart

    Posted 26 September 2014 by Amber Jacobus (University of Western Sydney)

    The NTEU Insecure Work Conference will be held on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 November 2014 at University of Tasmania.

    The conference has four objectives:

    1. To increase understanding of ...

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  9. NTEU Expert Seminar Series #2 - Off Track? Research Staff and Insecure Employment in Australia

    Posted 25 September 2014 by Helena Spyrou (NTEU National Office)

    Off Track? Research Staff and Insecure Employment in Australia

    Thursday 9 October 2014

    6:30 drinks for 7:00pm

    FEU Building, Ground Floor, 120 Clarendon St, Southbank VIC Take light rail 96 (Crown ...

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  10. Survey of casual and fixed term contract academics

    Posted 6 August 2014 by edXpress (edXpress)

    The NTEU is conducting this survey of casual and fixed term contract academics who are teaching undergraduate or postgraduate subjects delivered partly or fully online in an Australian university or ...

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