Casual Workers

Casual Workers

Casual workers are workers at the University who have no regular working pattern and are engaged for a short period of less than 10 months.

Casual workers are issued with a letter of assignment that includes a summary of their terms and conditions rather than a formal contract.

Students can only be engaged for temporary work at the University through Unitemps.

Please note that we are currently reviewing and updating our casual worker web pages in response to the launch of the Casual Engagement Principles (October 2023).  Should you have any questions in the interim, please contact

What you need to know

As a casual worker, you’ll need to check and present to your manager your eligibility to work and keep note of the hours you’ve worked.

As a manager, you’ll also need to check your workers eligibility to work and complete a casual worker assignment request form via our Vacancy Manager system so approval can be obtained.

It’s important that a casual worker engagement is never used as a way of giving an individual a “trial”.

If you are a manager and have nobody in mind to fill a casual assignment (or if the temporary worker is a student), Unitemps can help match individuals to your specific requirements.