Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Probation (Professional Staff) procedure

Status Current
Effective Date 6th July 2017
Review Date 6th July 2020
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor
Approval Date 3rd July 2017
Expiry Date To Be Advised
Implementation Officer Gwen Tinkler
Executive Director, Human Resources
+61 3 92468176
Enquiries Contact Human Resources Division
+61 3 92468144

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This Procedure was amended to align with the Deakin University Enterprise Agreement 2017, in particular:


- clause 4 was expanded to make it explicitly clear that this Procedure does not apply to staff on Senior Staff Performance Contracts


- clause 10 expanded to clarify that staff appointed to subsequent fixed-term employment are not normally required to undertake an additional probationary period, and that advice must be sought from HR if supervisors are considering staff to undertake a second probationary period


- inclusion of new clause 25 that sets out that Unsatisfactory Performance, Misconduct and Serious Misconduct and Review of Decision-Termination of Employment or Demotion do not apply during probationary period as per EA clause 21.3


- expansion of clause 30 to set out that in cases of serious misconduct employment may be terminated without notice


- typographical errors and nonclementure revised.