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Curtin University
New Curtin University Enterprise Agreement

Background

Australian Universities are responding to rapid changes occurring in the higher education landscape.  As outlined in the recent Price Waterhouse Cooper report Australian Higher Education Workforce of the Future, these drivers of change include:

  • Increased competition from traditional and new education providers
  • Technological innovation and disruption
  • Increasing expectations from students for personalised and on-demand services
  • Increasing expectations from employers that graduates are 'work ready' and will have the skills to adapt to a changing environment
  • Growing push for universities to work more closely with industry
  • Government policy reforms and significant public funding challenges

The information presented to staff during recent consultation and information-sharing sessions provides relevant background information on Curtin's bargaining position for the new enterprise agreement. It can be accessed through the links below:

Higher Education Landscape

Rapid technological innovation and increased competition from both traditional and non-traditional education providers are just some of the factors requiring universities to rethink their futures.

Curtin's History of Responsiveness

Curtin has already made significant operational changes in recent years and is now in a strong position. We want to make the most of this by continuing to look forward, in line with our values and signature behaviours.

Curtin's Current Profile

These charts summarise Curtin's current position, in terms of: financial position; student enrolment trends; and employment profiles for general, professional and academic staff.

Curtin Salaries Relative to other Universities and Industries

Curtin academic salaries are amongst the highest in Australia.  Benchmarking with the general market shows that professional staff are also remunerated very competitively.