Staff benefits

Remuneration & entitlements

Generous parental leave

Eligible staff can access up to 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers and 2 weeks paid leave for non-primary caregivers.

Benefits for staff working at Broome

Staff working at the Broome Campus receive remote location benefits, two weeks additional leave and $1,000 location allowance each year.

Generous superannuation

Continuing and fixed-term staff members receive 13.5% employer superannuation contributions and access on-site UniSuper superannuation advice, seminars and support.

Career Development Fund

General Staff can apply for financial support to undertake career development activities to develop their professional skills and knowledge in their current position and to enhance their career.

Professional Development Leave

Staff can access up to 5 days leave to undertake approved professional development activities.

LinkedIn Learning

Staff can develop their skills through LinkedIn Learning’s online educational platform of over 15,000 online courses to develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. Discover, complete, and track courses related to your role and build your professional skills to in your role and career aspirations.

Study Support

Study Support is available to employees employed on a full-time or part-time 0.5 FTE or greater basis and includes:

Study Leave of up to 4 hours per week to attend and travel to classes and exams, complete assessments or private study; and

Financial Assistance for Study to assist with the payment of fees (via reimbursement) for up to 2 courses per year upon successful completion of an approved course at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

Employee Family Study Discount at Notre Dame

The University offers a dependent child of an eligible employee 25% discount on tuition fees for full fee paying first degrees and diplomas offered at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

For more information check out the Policy: Employee Family Study Discount and complete the Employee Family Study Discount form to apply.

Generous long service leave

While Notre Dame doesn’t recognise prior service from other Australian higher education institutions, staff are entitled to generous long service leave provisions after 7 years of service.

Extended Study Leave

Academic Staff can apply for the opportunity to take an extended period of leave to undertake research and other scholarly work to develop in their current position and to enhance their career.

University libraries

Staff can access Library resources from our six libraries located across the Fremantle, Broome and Sydney Campuses to assist you in your academic role or studies.

Community and belonging

Morning teas and social clubs

Regular morning teas are hosted on each campus, along with other social gatherings held throughout the year as an opportunity to get to know each other and build community.


Daily mass services are offered on each campus for staff, students and members of the public to attend.

Health and Wellbeing

Discounted Bupa Health Fund membership

Staff can access 6% discount on Bupa private health insurance as part of our Bupa corporate health plan. Find out more about joining BUPA or 6 weeks free in 2023.

Free Flu Vaccinations

Staff can obtain free annual flu vaccinations on campus or obtain a redeemable pharmacy voucher for staff unable to attend on the day or for those based at rural sites

Gym and fitness programs

Staff on the Fremantle Campus can access the on-site gym and fitness programs available.

Staff on the Sydney Campus can access discounted gym and pool memberships with:

  • Fernwood Broadway
  • Anytime Fitness Glebe
  • Victoria Park Pool and other local swimming pools

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Staff can access free confidential counselling services through our EAP provider, Access Wellbeing Services, to assist staff with personal and work-related situations that are impacting on their wellbeing.

Recognising staff achievements

Promotion opportunities

The University rewards and recognises outstanding achievement and sustained high performance of academic staff through the annual academic promotions process. Academic staff have the opportunity to apply for promotion to the next level of appointment, with assessment based on merit and academic achievement.

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards

The Vice Chancellor’s annual program of Promoting Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Supervision Awards promotes, recognises and rewards high quality teaching practices and learning outcomes of individuals, teams and Schools.