Performance Expectations Frameworks (PEF)

The Performance Expectations Frameworks for Academic and Professional Staff support UON's vision and strategic direction by aligning staff performance.


Academic Performance Expectations Framework

The Performance Expectations Framework for Academic Staff (PDF, 527KB) provides performance and career clarity for academic staff. The Framework details the qualitative descriptors and performance metrics across a continuum of academic leadership from Level A to E, for the three main domains of academic work:

The leadership continuum describes the progression of skills, knowledge, and performance expectations from an early career academic through to the developing, proficient and distinguished academic.

Academic PEF Report FAQs

Here is a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding the individual Academic Performance Expectation Framework (PEF) Reports, sent out twice a year to Academics. If you have further questions you can contact your HR Business Partner or email PRDReporting@newcastle.edu.au


Professional Performance Expectations Framework

The Performance Expectations Framework for Professional Staff details the expected performance, behaviours and core capabilities of professional staff.

The Capability Matrix (PDF, 186KB) can be used as a tool to drive career and capability development. The Capability Matrix describes the functional capabilities required to perform effectively as a higher education professional.

The continuum describes the progression of skills and knowledge from transactional and operational capability through to tactical and strategic capability.


The Leadership Framework

The Leadership Framework should be used as a tool to set and measure performance and drive career and capability development. The UON Leadership Framework applies to all professional and academic staff and comprises a set of principles
that clearly outline the expected behaviours and characteristics required to successfully deliver UON's 2025 Vision.