The Professional and Organisational Development Unit have recently reviewed the Study Time Policy and realigned it as a comprehensive guideline within the development initiatives policy suite under the Organisational and Professional Development Policy and provide greater transparency of process. Benchmarking with other universities has resulted in identifying that UOW offers similar study time allowances to a number of other universities.
This iteration is a comprehensive guideline and changes are significant however there are no changes to the intent of the policy document. All the principles already exist within the overarching Organisational and Professional Development Policy. The review has updated the Study Time calculation model which now makes it simpler for UOW managers and staff to understand and calculate, thus allowing greater transparency. These calculations are in line with the Study Time allocation staff currently receive with very little difference. For a full snapshot of changes and to see the new Guideline please go to the Under Development Governance Policy page.