The University of Queensland
Academic Staff Loadings
Schedule effective from 1 January 2012
(4% increase – all levels)
Academic Loadings

Full-Time Annual Rate
Full-Time Fortnightly Rate
Professorial Merit Loading
Clinical Loading
Para-clinical Loading
Pre-clinical Loading
Dental Loading

Responsibility Loadings
The Responsibility Loadings model has four levels with the ability of the authorising officer to determine remuneration points within each level.
The remuneration quoted for each level is the minimum payment only.
The minimum loading rate will be reviewed annually and changes, when necessary, approved by the Vice-Chancellor by June 1 each year. 

Authorising Authority
Minimum Loading
Level A
President, Academic Board
Deputy President, Academic Board
Dean of Students
$9,000 or Professorial equivalent
Dean of Postgraduate Studies
Director, UQ Graduate School
25% Professorial
Level B
Heads of School
- Type A
- Type B
- Type C
- Type D
- Type E
Level C
Directors of Studies / Directors of Research
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Level D
Academic Advisors
Executive Dean

Guidelines for Types within Level B
The Head of School types within Level B continues the application of the current practice for determination of responsibility loadings. This is based on the relationship and intersects between Staff (FTE) and Student Load (EFSTU), and introduces a component for budget size.
The new application is as follows:
  • Type A – Budgets up to $3.5 million
  • Type B – Budgets from $3.6 million - $6.5 million
  • Type C – Budgets from $6.6 million - $10.9 million
  • Type D – Budgets from $11 million - $15.9 million
  • Type E – Budgets above $16 million.
Authorised by
Director, Human Resources Division
June 2005