UQ is committed to ensuring a robust career and performance development approach exists for all staff, which provides a foundation for the achievement of excellence and shared performance expectations. Staff hired as continuing or fixed-term employees may undergo a probationary period at the beginning of their employment.

Your specific probationary requirements and time frames will be outlined in your offer letter, with further information also available in The University of Queensland Enterprise Agreement 2018 – 2021.

Supervisors of professional and fixed term academic staff subject to a probation period will receive a notification within Workday half-way through the probation period. Should there be any performance concerns, please seek HR support and advice.

Continuing Academic staff may be subject to a three-year probation period (further detail below).

Continuing Academic Staff

The academic probation processes are underpinned by the Confirmation and Promotions (Academic Staff) Policy and the Probation and Confirmation of Continuing Appointment (Academic Staff) procedure. This policy and procedure were updated on 14 March 2022 and allowed the probation processes to transition to the current Criteria for Academic Performance and the Academic Annual Performance and Development process as both updated on 7 October 2021. Further details of the transition are below.

The probation process assesses whether academic staff have demonstrated that they meet the expectations of academic excellence for the relevant academic level as detailed in the Criteria for Academic Performance Policy [5.70.17].

Attention Academic Staff: Important information regarding transition arrangement to the Probation Process

The Confirmation and Promotions (Academic Staff) Policy and the Probation and Confirmation of Continuing Appointment (Academic Staff) Procedure were updated on 14 March 2022 which details a transition approach to bring staff into alignment with the the Criteria for Academic Performance that was updated on 7 October 2021. All impacted staff were contacted directly following the introduction of the transitionary approach to confirm the process to follow. If you have not been contacted, please contact the Academic Development team at cap@uq.edu.au