Advice Sheets

Teaching duty hours

Category: TAFE
Summary: Key points Teaching duty hours are sessions of instruction, supervision, or assessment of students whether delivered on campus or elsewhere, or in person or by other means. The maximum teaching duty hours for a full-time teacher is 800 hours per annum or 21 hours per week. Pro-rata maximums apply for part-time or employment for less than a full teaching year. Teaching duty hours include practical field teaching visits where practical placement is required by the accredited course. Allowance taken of the 800 maximum teaching duty hours include:...

WorkCover

Category: TAFE
Summary: How to make a claim If you are injured at work (either psychologically or physically) you may be able to claim WorkCover. To do so you must be able to establish that work is a substantial contributing factor to the injury. The injury must not have arisen out of "reasonable action taken in a reasonable manner by the employer to transfer, demote, discipline, redeploy, retrench or dismiss the worker or not to award or to provide promotion, reclassification or transfer of, or leave of absence or benefit in connection with the employment". You can claim whether you are...

Workload - weekly

Category: TAFE
Summary: The weekly workload for a full-time TAFE teacher is 21 teaching duty hours (TDH) Teaching duty hours means sessions of instruction or supervision or assessment of students whether delivered at a campus of the institute or elsewhere, or whether delivered in person or by other means. Up to 5 hours of scheduled or directed other duties (remember the cap of 160 hours per annum that has to be undertaken within 42 weeks). 30 hours total attendance. 8 hours of agreed, accountable tasks performed in support of a teachers professional work. Consultation and agreement...

Workplans

Category: TAFE
Summary: An agreed and signed off workplan is the best protection from work overload available to TAFE teachers. It gives both teachers and management certainty in their planning and organising and when done well will minimise disputes and ensure a fair and agreed interpretation of the TAFE industrial agreement. Purpose of workplans: Determine courses to be taught. Allocate teaching hours (up to 21 per week). Distribute scheduled duties (up to 160 hours per year). Outline professional development target (30 hours per year). Plan attendance patterns and leave periods...