Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
IN-37: Student Living Wage

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Sustainability Team
Infrastructure Services and Development
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The local living wage for one adult:
25.99 US/Canadian $

Percentage of student employees paid a living wage for one adult:

Information to support the living wage percentage reported above:

The living wage has been defined as 60% of the median earnings of full-time workers (a common international threshold).
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publishes an "Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia" report, which includes the median weekly earnings for full-time employees. The latest report (2021) indicated that the median was AU$1,592/week. Thus the living wage for employees at the University of Tasmania would be AU$25.99/h. The University working week hours were used to calculate the hourly rate.
There is no distinction between number of adults and children per household. The living wage for one adult only is likely lower, hence this is a conservative approach.

Lowest pay grade and compensation can be found in the University's Staff Agreement.
There is no distinction between student employees and other staff. Salaries for University employees, including students, can be found in the University of Tasmania Staff Agreement. The lowest paid employee at UTAS is a HEO01, step 1 level. This is a professional role with an annual wage of $51,200 AUD plus a retirement benefit of $8,704 AUD as the University's Staff Agreement states that the minimum total compensation for permanent employees is 17% superannuation.

Documentation to support the living wage percentage reported above:

Website URL where information about student wages is available:
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