Earlier this year the University announced it needed to save $41 million in employment costs as part of its response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this process the University will be releasing change proposals to staff on Australian campuses over the next few weeks. Among the changes being considered are the consolidation of some schools as well as course and organisational re-structures across faculties and areas. All proposals will be open for consultation for a two week period and will also be provided to the Curtin Student Guild.
This change management follows a voluntary redundancy program under which approximately 140 academic and professional staff elected to leave Curtin.
The University is focussed on maintaining its high teaching standards throughout this process and has taken steps to minimise impact on students. For example, a University-wide Graduate Research Taskforce is working to ensure staff changes and other measures don’t adversely impact on Higher Degree by Research students.
Further information on the exact nature of these workplace changes will be provided to students after the consultation period.
If you have any questions about this process, please email the relevant address on the list below: