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Outside Funded Staff Equivalence

The quantity of staff resources available over a 12 month period, being provided to fund members of staff, and coming from the following types of sources:

  • other higher education provider;
  • expenditure by independent operations;
  • fees from full‑fee‑paying overseas students;
  • NH & MRC;
  • Australian Research Council;
  • Commonwealth sources other than the ones specified below;
  • State and local government departments and agencies;
  • private sector organisations and individuals (either those located within Australia or overseas); and
  • recurrent funding in the form of gifts, bequests and endowments which are tied specifically to the provision of staff places.

Where resources from such sources are provided for a salary loading for a member of staff whose base remuneration is funded by the higher education provider, this loading should not be counted for the purposes of calculating outside‑funded staff equivalence.

Excludes those resources used for members of staff which are provided through the following means:

  • funding through the provisions of the Higher Education Funding Act 1988, including payments made to the higher education provider by the Commonwealth or by students in respect of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme;
  • Operating grants provided by the Commonwealth to the Australian Film, Television and Radio School;
  • recurrent funding in the form of gifts, bequests and endowments which are not tied specifically to the provision of staff places;
  • revenue generated by operations for which the higher education provider is legally responsible;
  • fees from students other than full‑fee‑paying overseas students;
  • other charges made of students; and
  • investment earnings from the above.

Outside‑funded staff equivalence is calculated in the following way:

  1. If the person has a full‑time or fractional full‑time work contract, then:
    • determine the number of person‑weeks being funded;
    • divide the number of person‑weeks being funded by 52 to give the outside‑funded staff equivalence.
  2. If the person has a casual work contract and the work performed is lecturing, then:
    • determine the total number of "contact" hours (excluding associated hours spent in preparation and marking) for the person or persons being funded during the full year;
    • divide that number by 9 to give an equivalent number of weeks being funded; and
    • divide the equivalent number of weeks being funded by N, where N is the number of teaching weeks in a full year excluding any summer school period, to give the outside‑funded staff equivalence.
  3. If the person has a casual work contract and the work performed is supervising or conducting demonstrations, tutorials or workshops, then:
    • determine the total number of "contact" hours (excluding associated hours spent in preparation and marking) for the person or persons being funded during the full year;
    • divide that number by 25 to give an equivalent number of weeks being funded; and
    • divide the equivalent number of weeks being funded by N, where N is the number of teaching weeks in a full year excluding any summer school period, to give the outside‑funded staff equivalence.
  4. If the person has a casual work contract and the work performed is marking (as a single activity), research or other work, then:
    • determine the total number of "paid" hours for the person or persons being funded during the full year;
    • divide that number by 35 to give an equivalent number of weeks being funded; and
    • divide the equivalent number of weeks being funded by 52, to give the outside‑funded staff equivalence.

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This glossary item applies to the collection types:
  • Higher Education Staff Collection