Advice Sheets

DET investigations

Category: Early Childhood
Summary: What can prompt an investigation? An investigation is an inquiry to check whether any non-compliance of the Act or Regulations has occurred or is continuing to occur. An Authorised Officer (AO) may undertake investigations when they receive a notification or as a result of their own observations. A notification is a written or verbal report made to the department by another person, including a parent, community member, proprietor or staff member of the children’s service. There are a number of reasons why an AO may receive a notification, including: A parent complains...

Discrimination

Category: TAFE
Summary: It is unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of: Age Breastfeeding Colour Family Responsibilities Gender identity Impairment Industrial activity Marital status Parental or carer status Physical features (including colour) Political belief or activity Pregnancy Race Religious belief or activity Sex Sexual preference Personal association with any of the above. Failure to do so establishes a culture that tolerates and condones discrimination. The employer and employees must make every endeavour to ensure...

Dispute resolution

Category: TAFE
Summary: Key points In the first instance every effort should be made to resolve disputes informally between the teacher and manager The AEU can be a third party in resolving these disputes The Institute Consultative Committee could also be useful in resolving disputes In matters covered by the Multi-Enterprise Agreement, the dispute resolution procedure should be used (Clause 10, MEA). Seek advice from the AEU at this stage Establish a holding position (usually the status quo) while resolution is sought. Establish dispute settlement committee within 7 days....

Dispute resolution training leave

Category: TAFE
Summary: Dispute resolution training leave is leave to attend an activity or course of study that contributes to a better understanding of the dispute resolution provisions of the Multi-Enterprise Agreement: Five days per year or 10 days over two years leave is available. Prior approval must be granted to take this leave. Letter from the training authority must accompany any application for leave. Release of the employee must not cause undue inconvenience to the institute. Leave: is on full pay as ordinary hours Includes travel time counts as service for...