Community and Indigenous Language Allowance
The community language allowance is an annual superannuable allowance payable to a staff member, who is required to undertake duties in the University on a regular basis in language(s) other than English.
A staff member is eligible for the community language allowance outlined below, where there is an identifiable and continuing operational requirement for the staff member’s language skills.
Additionally, the employee’s language competence must meet the recognised standards of the University to be eligible for the community language allowance.
An eligible part-time employee will be paid the appropriate community language allowance rate on a pro-rata basis.
$1,165 per annum
National Accreditation Authority for Translators & Interpreters (NAATI) Level One accreditation and certificate.
At least one (1) year post matriculation higher education in the language required for additional duties.
Recognised level of competency to deliver client services in languages for which NAATI does not test.
$1,641 per annum
A University major in the relevant language to second year or higher achievement.
Recognised tertiary qualification in interpreting.
Accreditation at NAATI Level 2 or higher.
Demonstrated equivalent multi-language skills.
The Indigenous Language Allowance is an annual allowance payable to a staff member who is required to undertake duties for the University on a regular basis in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language.
$1,641 per annum
Proficient language skills for general business and/or conversation
This allowance will be paid on a fortnightly basis.
The line manager will make a recommendation regarding this allowance to the relevant Head of Work Unit who will make a recommendation to the Director HRM.
Related policy instruments
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Services and Resources
Human Resources Committee
Date for next review:
Description of changes
|18-1||16/03/2018||Updated reference and link to JCU Enterprise Agreement 2016.||Quality, Standards and Policy|
|17-1||09/08/2017||10/08/2017||Mid-year review of HR Policies in line with the HR Operational Plan Item, Deliver Policy Reviews; Fitness for Future Purpose.||Deputy Director, Human Resources|
|16-1||Policy review date extended to 31/12/17 on request by Deputy Director HR. Approved by DVC Services and Resources||Quality, Standards and Policy|
Policy sponsor and approval authority amended to reflect approved policy framework.
Community language, Indigenous language, Allowance