Employee Value Proposition


Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Employee Value Proposition (EVP) defines the salary, compensation and benefits offered to employees for delivering the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to position CDU as a truly international dual sector university.

The “Connect, Discover, Grow” strategic plan 2015–2025 is a plan for the future that will undoubtedly be filled with opportunities and challenges.

Delivering this strategy relies upon the University attracting and retaining high-calibre academics, researchers and professional staff in a very competitive Higher Education and Vocational Education & Training sector. The EVP is designed to showcase a work culture and workplace environment that is inclusive and diverse and promotes CDU as an Employer of Choice for outstanding achievers across all areas of our core business.

The University offers staff a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes: 

Career Opportunities

  • Continuing and Fixed-term employment for Academic Teaching & Learning, Research and Professional Staff
  • Casual and Temporary assignments. 

Work Life Balance:

  • The University encourages management and staff to find the right balance between work and family commitments by negotiating effective and flexible employment arrangements that include part-time and casual conditions. 

Competitive Salary

  • CDU staff enjoy competitive salaries as reflected in the Charles Darwin University Salary Guide
  • Incremental progression of salaries within a position classification.
  • Remote location allowance


  • Access to UniSuper, the only fund dedicated to people working in the Higher Education and Research sector.
  • All continuing and fixed-term employees where the period of appointment is two years or more are entitled to receive employer contributions to their UniSuper account at the rate of 17% of their superannuable salary. Employees on contracts of less than 2 years or on casual or temporary arrangements are entitled to an employee superannuation contribution as specified in the Superannuation Guarantee Legislation.
  • Access to UniSuper Financial Advisors for personal financial advice beyond super. 

Salary Packaging

  • Opportunity for tax-efficient salary packaging, including motor vehicles, laptops, iPad, notebooks, iPhone, childcare and additional personal contributions to employees’ UniSuper account.

Education and Career Development

  • Special Study Programs provided targeted, continuing professional development opportunities.
  • Secondments and Higher Duties
  • Performance and Development Review System
  • Academic Staff Promotions

Leave entitlements:

  • Up to 6 weeks paid annual leave (dependent on location of work)
  • Paid Maternity and Parental leave
  • Purchasing of additional annual leave
  • University shutdown over Christmas.
  • Carer and compassionate leave

Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Designated smoke free areas across the University
  • Gym concessions as part of the CDU Staff Health and Wellbeing Program
  • Workstation ergonomics
  • Flu shots
  • Safe environment
  • Employee Assistance Programs – A comprehensive program providing access to counselling for all University staff and their immediate family members.
  • Corporate Health Cover – 2% discount with Bupa 


  • Charles Darwin University's Casuarina campus, in the northern suburbs of Darwin, is located about 12 km from the city centre. It is set in 56 hectares of parkland, near an unspoilt beach and on a major bus route.
  • Charles Darwin University’s Waterfront campus is located in the heart of Darwin waterfront precinct amongst some of the best restaurants and hotels.
  • Palmerston campus is set in tropical bush land within walking distance of Palmerston city centre. Its man-made lake is a lure for bird life and contributes to the relaxed atmosphere of the university grounds.
  • CDU also has campuses in Alice Springs, Katherine, Sydney, Tennant Creek, Jabiru, Melbourne and Yulara.



  • On campus includes; EFTPOS facilities, Post Office, CDU Bookshop, Childcare, Cafes and Cafeteria, Medical Centre, Gym, IT Kiosk and a state-of-the–art library.
  • Free car parking.
  • Short term accommodation.

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