This page is only relevant if you are responsible for outlining the unit of study budget.
Check with your head of discipline/department about:
- whether coordinators are required to provide a budget outlining costs involved in teaching the unit of study
- when the budget must be submitted.
Base your calculations of casual costs on the following:
- The number of lectures and the length of each lecture (e.g. 1 or 2 hours, 3 times a week for 13 weeks). See casual rates for Lecturing under the Casual academic staff rates of pay.
- The number of tutorials/workshops/laboratory sessions and their length (e.g. 1 or 2 hours, 3 times a week for 13 weeks). See casual rates for Tutoring and for Other required academic activity under the Casual academic staff rates of pay.
- The number of non-permanent staff for the above two points.
- Any 'non-cost' components, like the number of permanent staff who will teach in your unit as part of their regular teaching load.
- Note that 'repeat' lectures, tutorials, workshops, labs and so on are paid at a lower rate, and so the total costs will vary depending on the number of different staff you employ and how many classes they take.
- Remember the costs associated with assessment. Some teaching contracts include a certain amount of marking (and preparation) in the rate of pay, while other contracts don’t. It may also depend on the nature of the marking. For example, in-class marking is probably included in the teaching rate of pay, whereas marking 50 x 2000 word essays may be paid separately. Use the link in point 2 to access casual rates for marking.
Try contacting your local finance or HR officer. They may be able to help you with details, contracts and so on.