Everything you need to know as a first-time student.
Information and support for postgraduate study.
Courses, supervisors and your life as a researcher.
Step-by-step application guides for our courses.
Get financial support for your studies. Find a scholarship that's right for you.
Options like part-time, external and online study can help you tailor how you learn.
Boost your career or extend your skills with a short course.
Discover our campuses, courses and entry requirements.
Email: email@example.com Phone: +61 7 3138 2000 Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm
Our internationally recognised research is supported by state-of-the-art research infrastructure.
Considering research with us? Here's what to expect.
We value and promote integrity and ethical responsibility in all research we conduct.
PhDs, research masters and professional doctorates.
Apply for scholarships for research study, or competitive grants as a professional researcher.
Our researchers work in supportive and established networks.
We offer quality-assured research solutions for industry, government and non-profit sectors.
Our strengths and areas of focus in research.
Browse our experts or find a supervisor.
We collaborate with industry partners to research solutions for real-world problems, and to give our students hands-on experience in the workplace.
Work with our students and graduates, sponsor scholarships, prizes or events, or become an industry partner.
We offer commercial research and consultancy services, research commercialisation, and workplace training and development.
We offer short courses to help you advance your career and expand your skills.
We're working with a range of industry partners and collaborators.
Boeing Australia have collaborated on projects with us and provided sponsorship, and their staff have taught in our avionics program.
We are a highly successful and globally positioned Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research.
Make a real impact by giving to QUT and supporting our students, researchers and community.
Our history, key statistics, sustainability initiatives and programs and Indigenous acknowledgement.
Meet our staff and executive team.
Our awards, accreditation details, research rankings and scholarly achievements.
Our plans for expanding our university's achievements in learning, teaching and research.
Policies, procedures and annual reports.
What's on at QUT.
Want to work with us? See available jobs.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +61 7 3138 2000 Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm.
Find out more about our commitment to the AHRC's anti-racism initiative.
Our graduates run successful businesses, conduct ground-breaking research and make significant contributions to their communities.
We celebrate our alumni with annual awards for graduates and students.
Get involved with QUT by engaging with and supporting our current students.
Once you've graduated, we encourage you to keep in touch with the QUT community and your fellow alumni.
Email: email@example.com Phone: +61 7 3138 4778 Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm
Greg Creed won the 2014 QUT Alumnus of the Year Award for his achievements in business.
Step-by-step guide to applying as an international student.
We offer scholarships for international students to help with study and living costs.
You may be able to meet with a QUT staff member or official representative in your city.
Find out more about living and studying in Brisbane.
While you're studying here, you can access a range of support services to help you adjust to life in Brisbane.
Come to QUT for one or two semesters.
Freecall: 1800 181 848 (within Australia)
Phone: +61 3 9627 4853 (outside Australia)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +61 7 3138 2361
World-class education and research facilities sit alongside lifestyle, sporting and creative hubs at our campuses.
Our four libraries offer diverse collections, study spaces and free public services.
Our researchers work at specialised facilities in Brisbane and across Queensland.
Our cultural, entertainment and function venues are open to the public.
Hire one of our unique spaces for your next event.
Our Science and Engineering Centre is a place for students, researchers, academics and the public to learn and collaborate.
You are here:
Associate Professor Paula McDonald
Financial compensation is not the motivation for most workplace sexual harassment complaints in Australia, according to a QUT researcher.
Associate Professor Paula McDonald from the QUT Business School has co-authored a new report which shows half of all financial settlements in Australian equal opportunity commissions fall below $7000.
She said the complaint process could be very difficult for victims and, based on the figures revealed by the study, money was unlikely to motivate a target of sexual harassment to escalate a complaint outside their organisation.
"Many victims want their complaint formally heard and want to see improvements in workplace culture that will reduce the chance of sexual harassment affecting others," Assoc Prof McDonald said.
"In 35 per cent of the settled cases, the terms included an apology or statement of regret or acknowledgment of the sexual harassment. In 36 per cent of settled complaints, the terms included agreement to more systemic changes such as sexual harassment training and/or a change in policy or practice."
Only 6 per cent of settled cases involved compensation payouts of more than $50,000.
The QUT-led study investigated the most recent data available on formal complaints of workplace sexual harassment lodged with Australian human rights and equal opportunity commissions.
"This is the first time that sexual harassment complaints in the area of employment lodged with all the Australian Human Rights Commissions have been examined in depth," Assoc Prof McDonald said.
"Our report provides a better understanding of the types of sexual harassment reported, the people and organisations involved and the outcomes of these formal complaints.
"Compared to what we know about the type of sexual harassment experienced in Australian workplaces overall, formal sexual harassment complaints are more likely to fit the 'classic' profile of sexual harassment - a male harassing a female, the alleged harasser holding a more senior position, and the complaint relating to physical sexual harassment.
"They are also more likely to involve people who are in stable employment situations, rather than part-time or casual workers."
The report's key findings include:
The Formal Complaints of Workplace Sexual Harassment Lodged with Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commissions, 1 July 2009 - 31 December 2009 report was co-authored by Sara Charlesworth from the University of South Australia, and Anthea Worley, Tina Graham and Alissa Lykhina.
The study has been funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant.
Media contact: Mechelle McMahon, QUT media officer, 07 3138 9449 or email@example.com