Benefits for staff

We offer a wide range of benefits and entitlements to staff members at La Trobe. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • competitive salaries
  • annual leave
  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • performance reviews
  • staff development and training
  • discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • career paths and performance management
  • employee assistance programs
  • leading health insurance offer
  • salary packaging
  • child care facilities
  • flexible work arrangements
  • breastfeeding facilities.

Competitive salaries

Our staff are paid competitive salaries in-line with salary scales, set for each banding of General or Academic staff.


Staff at La Trobe are entitled to a range of family friendly leave including:

  • Recreation leave
  • Parental leave
  • Long service leave
  • Personal leave

Employer superannuation

Staff can benefit from the UniSuper fund at La Trobe University. UniSuper is the industry superfund dedicated to all those who work in Higher Education in Australia and the research sector. Two styles of super are offered through the Defined Benefit Division and Accumulation Super. For more information, please see the UniSuper website.

Staff development

We are committed to professional and career development of all staff. Existing staff development activities and opportunities are being expanded to include areas such as leadership development, personal effectiveness and team development.

Performance review and improvement

Our staff are reviewed annually to ensure they are following a professional and career development plan, and are managing their work tasks effectively.

Employee assistance program

The employee assistance program ensures that staff have access to assistance to aid with workplace or personal issues. This is available to all La Trobe employees, and their immediate family.

Health insurance

La Trobe has formed a strategic health partnership with Australia’s largest health insurer, Medibank, aimed at supporting our future health professionals, researching better health outcomes for Australians and providing high quality health insurance for all employees. Being a La Trobe employee you are eligible to access special rates on premiums for health insurance and Medibank’s other products such as Life, Pet and Travel insurance.

For more information about this visit Medibank partnership.

Salary packaging

We offer a range of salary packaging options for full-time and part-time employees.  Some examples are leases to vehicle leasing, voluntary contributions into superannuation, in house childcare, and car parking.

Want to find out more?

Contact HR Assist on (03) 9479 1234 or email Recruitment enquiries

Jobs for students

Graduates and students can visit our Careers and Employment website.