UQ classifies all professional positions, including research professional roles that are for 12 months or longer.

The job evaluation process determines the classification level of a position based upon the work value of the position, including the:

  • training and experience required to perform the role
  • complexity of task level
  • level of responsibility
  • decision-making
  • autonomy required of the position.

See the Evaluation and Classification of Positions Policy and Procedures [5.40.03] for details about the process.

To request a job evaluation, you need to complete one of the following forms:

A job evaluation request for a new or current position.

Classification evaluation form (DOCX, 24KB)

A job evaluation request for a new position that is similar to a role in the same or similar organisational unit.

Classification evaluation – commonality of duties form (DOCX, 20KB)


A job evaluation request for a new or current position that spans two classification levels between HEW level 1 - 7.

Classification evaluation – broadband form (DOCX, 20KB)


Read the guidelines for completing a job classification request (PDF, 223KB) for more information on the detail required in the form.