Superannuation information for Griffith staff

The University’s default fund is UniSuper. Employees are automatically enrolled in UniSuper upon commencement.

Find out more about the University's default superannuation (super) fund, UniSuper, contribution rates, and how to let us know you wish to use your own super fund.

UniSuper provides on-campus services. Make an appointment to learn more about UniSuper at Griffith.

Contribution rates

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UniSuper Plan

Contribution Rate

Continuing – 50% or greater

Fixed Term 2 years or more and 50% or greater

Defined Benefit/Accumulation 2 plan

17% Employer Super +

7% (after tax) Employee – optional.

Continuing - <50%

Fixed Term less than 1 year

Fixed Term – 1 year but less than 2 years and <50%

Fixed Term 2 years or more and <50%

Accumulation 1 plan

9.5% Employer Super (17% Employer Super applies from 04/07/2020)

Fixed Term – 1 year but less than 2 years and 50% or greater

Accumulation 1 plan or

Defined Benefit/Accumulation 2 plan

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17% Employer Super or

17% Employer Super + 7% (after tax) Employee – optional

The Employee must contact Payroll to take up this option.

Casual  or Sessional

Accumulation 1 plan

9.5%

For further information on UniSuper see their website.

UniSuper products

Choice of fund

The University offers Choice of Fund to eligible members covered by the Professional and Support Staff Enterprise Agreement.

Staff members covered by the Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement are precluded from Choice of Fund.   Existing members of the UniSuper Defined Benefit Plan or the QSuper Defined Benefit Plan are also exempt from Choice of Fund.

If you wish to elect a super fund other than UniSuper, please complete the Superannuation (Super) Standard Choice Form.   Under Choice of Fund legislation, the University is required to remit the Super Guarantee (SG) component (9.5%) to the elected choice of fund and the balance of the contributions will be paid to UniSuper.

Griffith's contributions to your super

The level of superannuation Griffith pays into your super fund depends on your employment contract.

For example, Griffith pays a 9.5% contribution rate into super funds for casual staff, sessionals, and employees on fixed-term contracts for less than one year. Staff employed for two years or more will receive a total contribution rate of 17%.

For more details, please refer to the superannuation section of your Enterprise Agreement.

Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement, section 21

Professional and Support Staff Enterprise Agreement, section 23

Choice of fund

The University offers Choice of Fund to eligible members covered by the Professional and Support Staff Enterprise Agreement.

Staff members covered by the Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement are precluded from Choice of Fund.   Existing members of the UniSuper Defined Benefit Plan or the QSuper Defined Benefit Plan are also exempt from Choice of Fund.

If you wish to elect a super fund other than UniSuper, please complete the Superannuation (Super) Standard Choice Form.   Under Choice of Fund legislation, the University is required to remit the Super Guarantee (SG) component (9.5%) to the elected choice of fund and the balance of the contributions will be paid to UniSuper.

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