All academic and professional staff hired as continuing or fixed-term employees undergo a probationary period at the beginning of their employment.

Your specific probationary requirements and time frames will be outlined in your offer letter.

Professional staff

For more information about probation for professional staff, read the Probation for Professional Staff Policy and Procedures [5.70.02].

Academic staff

If you're an academic staff member employed on a continuing appointment basis, your appointment is confirmed based on an assessment of your performance and trajectory over the probationary period, against the Criteria for Academic Performance Policy [5.70.17].

To find out more about the application requirements and process, read the:

For staff on 3-year probation, the continuing appointment probation process involves a:

  • mid-term review in the second year
  • final review in the third year.

If you are due to undertake a mid-term or final review, you will be notified in a letter from:

  • your Executive Dean (or nominee) for Level A to D staff
  • the President, Academic Board (or nominee) for Level E staff.

Submitting your application

    Submit your application via UQ Jobs by selecting the relevant application link below. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    For technical support when completing your application through UQ Jobs, contact the HR Systems Service Desk.

      Level E probation review applications

      Organisational grouping Mid-term review applications Final review applications CAP contact details
      All faculties Apply for mid-term review (Level E) Apply for final review (Level E) cap@uq.edu.au

      Head of School and Centre Director requirements

      Heads of School and Centre Directors should read the Probation and Confirmation of Continuing Appointment (Academic Staff) Policy and Procedures [5.41.05].

      Where the staff member undertaking probation does not directly report to the Head of School or Centre Director, some requirements may be completed by the staff member's supervisor. See the Probation and Confirmation of Continuing Appointment (Academic Staff) Procedures [5.41.05] for more information.

      Following an appraisal with an academic staff member undertaking mid-term or final review for continuing appointment, you must document the discussion on an assessment and recommendation form. For:

      If you have a staff member in your area applying for final review for continuing appointment, you must also complete a nomination of referees form. For: 

      Executive Dean and Institute Director requirements (Level E only)

      Executive Deans and Institute Directors should read the Probation and Confirmation of Continuing Appointment (Academic Staff) Policy and Procedures [5.41.05].

      If you have a Level E staff member in your area applying for final review for continuing appointment, you must: