Staff benefits

Staff benefits

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Macquarie University recently earned a 5-star rating in the QS World Rankings, including the highest rating for employability. We have been among the top-rated employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index since it was founded in 2010.  We are, definitively, a world-class university for students and staff.

Something extra for you

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We value the contribution you make to the University so we like to give you a little something extra. These are some benefits you won't find with just any employer.
17% Superannuation Staff on continuing appointments and contracts of 2 years or more receive 17% superannuation contribution to a UniSuper account, significantly higher than the superannuation guarantee of 9.5%.
UniSuper superannuation and financial advice Our UniSuper on-campus consultant provides free, general advice, help you with your UniSuper paperwork, or answer questions about your super. We also have an on-campus financial advisor, who operates on a fee-for-service basis and can provide tailored advice to help with you with your financial decisions.
Annual leave loading Eligible staff receive annual leave loading on leave accrued in the year. Annual leave loading is paid in the first payday in December - there is nothing like getting a little extra spending money at Christmas time!
Extra leave over Christmas We like to make sure everyone has a chance to relax and recharge at the end of a busy year. That's why fixed term and continuing staff receive three concessional days between Christmas and the New Year. Enjoy!

Developing your career

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At Macquarie we are passionate about learning, and it is no different when it comes to our people. To support you to develop and reach your goals we offer a range of options to support your professional development.

Education LeaveEducation leave includes study time, examination leave, time off to attend your graduation ceremony and also English language training.
Professional Development Apply for various professional development opportunities including development grants, MGSM Scholarships and MQ postgraduate scholarships. A range of training courses are also offered to staff and managers.
Study for Staff Scheme Our Study for Staff scheme provides all staff with the opportunity to attend a lecture series as part of their approved professional development without enrolling in a degree program.
MQ Library As a staff member you have full access to the  University Library resources including a wide range of on campus collections and research databases.

Balancing work and life

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Managing work and life can be tricky, and everyone has a need for flexibility at different times in their life and career. To support you to achieve greater integration between work and your personal life, we encourage our staff and their managers to find the right balance for them with our various working and leave options.

Flexible Work Arrangements Access a range flexible working options including part-time work, variable working hours and work from home arrangements and purchased leave. For more info: Flexible work policy, Purchased leave for professional staff, Purchased leave for academic staff
Other leave Moving house? Are you a volunteer for emergency services? Do you have religious, cultural or ceremonial obligations? Would you like to take leave to volunteer within your local community? Have a look at the other leave options you can access in our Personal Leave PolicyOther Leave Policy and Community volunteering guidelines.
Parental Leave We provide paid parental leave and partner's leave for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child by a staff member or their partner where they are responsible for the care of the child.
On campus Childcare Experience the convenience of on-campus early childhood education and care at one of two childcare centres at Macquarie. Like everywhere, places are limited, but priority is given to Macquarie University staff and students, and staff employed by designated entity partners.
School Holiday Vacation CareMacquarie University Vacation Care provides a recreational program for primary school aged children during the school holidays.
Carer's and compassionate leave Eligible staff are able to access paid personal leave to care of a family member, or when leave is required for compassionate or bereavement reasons.
Purchasing Annual Leave Continuing Staff Members may purchase either 5 days or 10 days additional leave in a 12 month period.

Health and wellbeing

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Staying healthy and happy is the key to success and we help you do this at Macquarie. We all have different health and wellbeing needs so we offer a variety of options to support your physical and mental health.

Personal Leave Macquarie University offers a generous personal leave allowance ensuring you can take the time to get well and return to work when you are fit and healthy.
Medical services Macquarie University Hospital is located on campus and offers a range of medical services including general practice clinic, medical imaging services, Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology and physiotherapy.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Our Employee Assistance Program is open to all employees and their immediate family members, and provides for six confidential sessions with a trained counsellor.
Sport and Aquatic Centre Keep healthy, energetic and achieve your fitness goals, with access to swimming pools, health club, group fitness classes, squash courts and much more at Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre.

The campus experience

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With 126 hectares of park-like campus in the heart of Australia's largest high-technology precinct our North Ryde Campus is certainly not your average office environment.

Getting to work Transport options makes getting to Macquarie a breeze by public transport. There are also more than 4000 car spaces on campus, regular buses and an on-campus train station. BikeHubs are designed to assist staff in cycling to work and are equipped with lockers and showers.
Art Collections and Museums Explore the unique and interactive side of the arts, history and science through our diverse collections and museums. Find out about our tours, workshops and other special events.
Services and Events The campus comes complete with food outlets, a bar, and on-campus Wi-Fi. And all within walking distance to a major shopping precinct. Macquarie also hosts a wide range of events. Be sure to check out our upcoming events.
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