The components and allowances within a scholarship package will vary, and candidates are advised to review their letter of offer, conditions of award and, where applicable, the joint supervision agreement (for candidates enrolled under a Joint PhD or Cotutelle agreement) for details about available allowances.
Under the University conditions of award, scholarship holders are not obliged to undertake any additional teaching, academic or any other forms of employment. Whether paid or voluntary, employment plans should be discussed with your principal supervisor. The University prescribes a maximum of 14 hours per week, or 728 hours per year as limit on all award holders, but this may be reduced by the supervisor or Dean of Faculty if working commitments adversely impact on your ability to conduct your research and make satisfactory progress.
The stipend for full time scholarships is currently tax exempt under Section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. This tax exemption status is determined by the Australian Government and no guarantee can be given by the University on this matter. It is the responsibility of individual award holders to seek their own taxation advice.