QUT proposes $38m in staff savings

The university will cut a net 72 jobs, none academics

In a statement last night, the university “outlines” 174 staff positions may be made redundant, while 102 new roles are created. “Affected on-going staff” will be offered “the opportunity to take-up” 40 fixed term training roles in areas including learning design and digital marketing.

“QUT’s plan from the beginning of COVID-19 has been to reduce the number of job losses which we have done through the savings achieved to date and restrictions on appointment of new staff. However, it is regrettable that not all jobs can be saved,” VC Margaret Sheil says.

“It is clear, however, that the impact of COVD-19 on international education will continue during 2021 and beyond.”

QUT has previously announced new academic and admin structures.

Yesterday’s change proposal is current to November 9 for an end January start, if adopted. The savings would be made by end 2021. The university commits to no forced redundancies this financial year.