General Staff Position Classification Criteria
Except as provided to the contrary by the University of Tasmania General Staff Agreement or other industrial instrument, all general staff positions are classified in accordance with the Higher Education Officer (HEO) Levels 1-10 classification structure which was established and implemented on a national basis in 1993.
This classification structure is supported by the nationally-developed DWM classification descriptions [PDF] for each of the HEO levels, which set out matters such as typical duties and prerequisite educational requirements which can be expected or required by the University for appointments at the various HEO levels. These classification descriptions were introduced in 1993 and incorporate a number of minor changes determined by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission in November 2002.
General staff positions are graded by Human Resources with reference to the DWM classification descriptions [PDF] and to the enhanced Classification Descriptors [PDF] for each of seven occupational streams, with these descriptors being agreed between the University of Tasmania and the general staff unions in 1997. These enhanced descriptors represent an expansion of the DWM classification descriptions in terms of the typical duties and activities which staff can be expected to perform at each HEO level at the University of Tasmania.