RMIT has introduced more consistent and supportive processes that will assist our casual workforce to connect to employment opportunities across RMIT.
For someone currently employed on a casual basis or interested in working at RMIT on a casual basis, this change involves registering an online profile on RMIT’s recruitment system ‘PageUp’. This forms part of a wider project aiming to:
- Introduce a standardised approach to matching casual employees to job vacancies
- Improve the management and support offered to everyone employed on a casual basis at RMIT
- Improve the budget and approval controls over candidate sourcing
For more information, please contact the Casual Recruitment Team on (03) 9925 0600 (selection #1 - between 8.30am to 5.00pm Mon-Fri) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regardless of whether an individual is currently working as a casual employee or is interested in being part of RMIT’s casual workforce, it is now mandatory to create and maintain a profile on RMIT’s recruitment system ‘PageUp’.
Click here to create a PageUp profile which includes:
- Personal details (e.g. name, address and contact essentials)
- Compliance documentation to be considered eligible to work at RMIT (e.g. resume/CV, Right to Work, Working With Children (WWC) Check and qualification verification)
- Nominated working preferences when considering roles with RMIT (availability and areas of interest).
Please note that providing a PageUp profile does not guarantee that an individual will be hired as a casual employee in the future. However, it is required before commencing any form of employment, and will also maximise any future employment prospects as it enables RMIT to more effectively source a talent pool for candidates by linking them to required skill sets and experience.
It takes between 5 – 10 minutes to complete and submit a PageUp profile, assuming you have the following documentation close to hand:
- Passport or birth certificate
- Working with Children or Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) card or driver's licence
- Industry related documentation e.g. TAFE Cert IV, specific VE licences or dedicated portfolio.
Only the RMIT Casual Recruitment Team can refer to candidate information that has been entered or uploaded onto the PageUp system. However, it will be possible for the RMIT Casual Recruitment Team to extract some relevant candidate short list information from the pool for Schools and Colleges, as requested.
Casual employees told us the current process was inefficient and repetitive. This new process means casual employees only need to complete a profile once and enables RMIT to take a more consistent approach to collecting and storing documents. All relevant compliance documentation obtained will be stored in TRIM, our online document retention system.
We understand the inconvenience this may cause, especially if the information has been submitted previously or the individual has been a valued part of RMIT’s workforce for some time. However, this new process once completed means that RMIT will only need to request updated information following the expiry of relevant documents.
Yes, from December 8 2017 any individual engaged as a casual employee (regardless of whether they have been employed at RMIT previously) will need to create and complete a profile, as well as accept new terms of engagement via the new system.
There will be restrictions on individuals being able to commence casual duties until their profile has been completed and the RMIT Casual Recruitment Team has verified their eligibility to work.
No different from continuous staff – any Higher Education, Vocational Education and student facing professional will be expected to hold a valid Working With Children “Employee” Check (WWC Check) with RMIT as the nominated employer.
If an individual is unsure whether a WWC Check is required, please clarify with the relevant Planning and Resources Managers or Casual Co-ordinators in your School. You can also contact the RMIT Casual Recruitment Team on (03) 9604 9665 or email@example.com
Any casual employee working at RMIT will be responsible for paying for the Working With Children Check. The cost for 2018 financial year is $121.40.
No it will not. Timesheets for casual employees will still be submitted as per the current process. RMIT is currently looking at possible solutions to improve the way we manage ‘Time & Attendance’. Casual employees should speak with relevant Planning and Resources Managers and/or Casual Co-ordinators for more information on this.
From 2018, information regarding a casual employees’ individual appointment will be provided via a Letter of Engagement.
At this stage a casual employee will receive multiple Letters of Engagements for each area they are working in. In addition, a casual employee must accept each Letter of Engagement and declare a Conflict Of Interest statement for each.
Almost all courses make use of guest speakers and lecturers to tie the teaching to active industry practice.
“Guests” are exempt from completing the standard casual on-boarding process on PageUp as long as they do not require payment through RMIT Payroll.
On-boarding is the term used to explain the process the RMIT Casual Recruitment Team follow to ensure each candidate is eligible and ready to work at RMIT.
- Ensuring a candidate accepts their offer and acknowledged the Conflict Of Interest Policy
- Ensuring a candidate has provided bank account details, tax file numbers etc
- Ensuring the following candidate information has been provided and is valid:
- Working With Children Check
- Higher Education and VE Qualifications, Licences, NAATI Accreditation
- Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate
- Resume / CV
- Two Reference Checks from the candidate’s most recent, relevant employer