A review into the payment structures of casual staff at Charles Sturt University is expected to begin next month, after a significant push from the tertiary union.
It comes after the university-implemented external audit of finances concluded earlier this week that "structural financial issues" have compounded during COVID-19 to create a dire economic situation.
Wagga-based representative of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) Dr Helen Masterman-Smith told The Daily Advertiser the university's willingness to engage another review was "certainly some good news".
"This is a bit of a historical development," Dr Masterman-Smith said.
"We've been pushing for this for a long time."
While the scope and focus of the review will be outlined, the NTEU is hoping for a full investigation of all payment arrangements across the university's 22 schools.
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"Every school has a separate arrangement so it's going to be complicated," Dr Masterman-Smith said.
"We want the payment of both academic and professional staff to be looked at but in particularly looking at academic staff is the issue of marking and the time it takes to mark a full class worth of work."
The push for the review comes in light of allegations of rampant underpayment at Melbourne University.
A spokesperson for the university told The Daily Advertiser the review is intended to provide transparency and "reassurance to staff during this time when other institutions have identified underpayments".
"The review is expected to begin in early October," the spokesperson said.