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Work environment and conditions

This part of the website covers employment conditions and your obligations as an ECU staff member.

Enterprise Agreement

The general terms and conditions of employment for academic and professional staff are contained in Edith Cowan University Enterprise Agreement 2017.

Essential Student Service Period

ECU observes an Essential Student Service Period at the end of each calendar year when the services relevant to prospective, current and graduating students continue to operate but many other areas of the university take a break.

The Essential Student Service Period for 2019/2020 is from Wednesday, 25th December 2019 until Tuesday, 7th January 2020 (inclusive).

Flexible work arrangements

ECU supports employees having access to flexible working arrangements, subject to operational requirements.

Legal working rights and obligations

Covers the conditions under which you can work at ECU, especially if you're not an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Leave entitlements

Staff leave entitlements can be found in ECU's Enterprise Agreement 2017.

You can check your leave balance and also make a leave request via the Staff Kiosk.

StaffPLUS benefits

As a staff member you have access to a wide range of unique benefits and services, including generous superannuation, salary packaging and staff discounts.

Workplace conduct

Our expected workplace behaviour is defined in the ECU Values and Code of Conduct. Here you can access advice, assistance and support in relation to addressing inappropriate behaviours within the workplace.

Unsatisfactory performance process

Covers ECU's formal process for managing situations where a staff member is not meeting expectations in performing their role.

Staff attitude survey

As part of ECU's commitment to its staff and quality, we conduct regular and structured staff feedback processes.

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