Status and Details

Status and Details

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

Probation (Professional Staff) procedure

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Status Historic Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 6th July 2017 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 6th July 2020 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 3rd July 2017 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date 30th July 2018 This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Implementation Officer Gwen Tinkler
Executive Director, Human Resources
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Enquiries Contact Human Resources Division
+61 3 92468144
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

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.