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Contractor Management

Prior to engaging a Contractor, it is essential to obtain the necessary information to determine if it is appropriate to engage them as a Contractor.

Note: all teaching and related roles, including marking, must be paid via a HR Employment Contract, this includes but is not limited to teaching undergraduate and post graduate courses, short courses and certificate courses.

The following information describes the new process for Contractor Management.

  • Who is a Contractor?

    For the purposes of this Contractor Management process, a Contractor is anyone engaged by the University in an activity which involves a labour component performed in Australia, or performed by Australian residents overseas and will invoice for work done for payment via Accounts Payable.

    • Includes: Consultants, Entertainers
    • Excludes: Labour hire agencies and contracts for materials only.
    • Excludes: Larger organisations with multiple employees who would cover the statutory obligations for those employees
  • Why introduce Contractor Management?

    The University has legal obligations in relation to:

  • What do I need to do?

    Information about the Contractor must be obtained by the local area PRIOR to engagement.  A flowchart has been development to assist you in the process.

    The following must be completed:

    Conflict of Interest - where there is an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest, a Disclosure of a Conflict of Interest Form must be completed.  Refer to the Conflict of Interest webpage for further information.

Decision: Contractor vs Employee

It may be clear from the responses on the forms that an employee relationship exists, and that a HR Employment Contract needs to be set up.

If not clear, forward copies of the forms and a brief description of the work to be done to finprosupport@adelaide.edu.au. The forms will be reviewed, and external advice sought if needed.

If PRT, Superannuation or Workers Compensation applies, you will be advised that a HR Employment Contract must be set up or it may be more appropriate to engage via a labour hire agency.

If the arrangement is found to be a genuine contracting arrangement with no PRT, Superannuation or Workers Compensation applicable, the local area would be advised to proceed to a Consultancy Services Agreement.

Related Forms & Information

Procurement
Address

Finance & Procurement Services
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 3414
F: +61 8 8313 4350
finprosupport@adelaide.edu.au