“Our review identified that, in some circumstances, an employee was entitled to a higher rate for some activities, but they were not being consistently paid at the higher rate,” the ACU said on its website.
“For current staff who are impacted, ACU will make remediation payments during February,” the university said.
ACU Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Zlatko Skrbis notified employees about the situation on Wednesday.
“You deserve to be paid correctly for your work and it is our responsibility to ensure you are being paid correctly,” Skrbis said in a statement. “On behalf of the university, I would like to sincerely and unequivocally apologise on behalf of the university and the Senate to every employee – past and present.”