Contemporary employment contracts and the future of work arrangements in the higher education sector

Date - 13 October 2017
Venue - Bartier Perry

Every employment relationship is governed by a contract of employment.  With recent developments in the higher education sector - to move away from an over-reliance on underlying enterprise agreement conditions -  there is now, more than ever, a need to reassess the importance of adaptable employment contract terms that best suit University imperatives now and in the future.

Darren Gardner and James Mattson, Accredited Specialists in Employment and Industrial Law, at Bartier Perry are proud to host, with John Steele, Associate Consultant at HR Global Innovations, a workshop that will explore contemporary and future employment arrangements.  The workshop will encourage discussion on how to design employment arrangements that:

  • attract and retain talented staff, whilst also protecting university interests during and after the working relationship

  • identify up-front important pre-conditions of employment to minimise reputational and commercial risks

  • accommodate the changing nature of work in the sector, such as digital learning and co-joint international appointments

  • avoid incorporating as contract terms policy, procedure or ethos statements

  • properly offer maximum, not fixed term, engagements and other alternatives to indefinite appointments

  • are flexible enough to deal with changing the way work is performed and services are delivered in the sector


11.00 AM - 1.30 PM
Presentation and Q&A Panel.  Includes light lunch.


Bartier Perry - Level 10, 77 Castlereagh Street, Sydney