Are you a SuperCasual?

Do you have the powers to live off nothing for weeks on end? What about fitting 10 hours of marking into 2? Can you disappear (conveniently at the end of each university semester/trimester) and still be exceptional, committed and professional? If the answer is yes then you are a SuperCasual.

In 2015 the NTEU decided it was time to launch a range of SuperCasuals campaigns to combat the gross exploitation of casual academic staff at Victorian Universities. We believe passionately that the time has come for SuperCasuals to be treated with the dignity and respect that their work demands. Our aim is to win better working conditions for all casuals; which is exactly what we are doing.

If you want to join a current SuperCasuals campaign or if you would like to run a SuperCasuals campaign at your campus then we encourage you to contact our Campaigns Officer Dustin Halse at

NTEU Victoria

  • UniMelb Hands Up for Secure Work Meeting 23 August, 12.30pm.

    The vast majority of staff at the University of Melbourne are employed on a casual basis. Job security is important and that's why we are running the Hands Up for Secure Work campaign. Job Security means 17% Superannuation, paid parental leave and stronger workplace rights. For casual employees it also means career progression and respect. NTEU has recently achieved more secure employment for hundreds of union members in Victoria, and the next stop is the University of Melbourne. To date more than 150 people have signed up to the campaign. Come along to our meeting to find out how you can apply for secure work. Details Below: When: Tuesday, 23 August, 12:30-1:30pm. Where: Lower Theatre. Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. For all other information regarding the campaign please contact the University of Melbourne branch at or Chloe Gaul on 0422 638 865.     
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    Blue Stocking Week #MakethePledge Event 18 August, 6-8pm.

    Did you know that most Victorian Universities do not provide paid domestic violence leave for casual staff? Research shows guaranteed paid leave makes all the difference. We are asking all universities to Make the Pledge to extend DVL to all staff. During Bluestocking Week we’ll be announcing who’s taken the pledge and who needs some encouragement. We would like to invite you to the SuperCasuals BSW event on 18 August at 6pm, 1st Floor 120 Clarendon St Southbank to be involved in this celebration of the pledges, and help us deliver pledges at every university. Food and drinks will be served on the night and there will be a great host of speakers. For further details visit #MakethePledge
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