Advice Sheets

Hours of work

Category: TAFE
Summary: Key points TAFE teachers work a 38 hour week. 30 hours attendance per week is required for 42 weeks per year. Ordinary hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. 960 hours should be scheduled in workplans and timetabled. 800 hours maximum teaching duty hours per year. 160 hours scheduled duties per year ( maximum 5 hrs per week). 21 hours maximum teaching duty hours per week. Professional duties not scheduled but recognised and accountable: 400 hours preparation and correction. 388 hours teaching support and professional development...

Important redundancy advice for TAFE members

Category: TAFE
Summary: Redundancies apply only to ongoing teachers; they do not apply to fixed-term or casual teachers. Redeployment, redundancy and termination of employment arrangements are not covered by our TAFE Teachers’ Agreement. Each TAFE institute will have its own redeployment and redundancy policy and procedures — it is important to refer to those of your own institute. Our MEA does have an agreed process that the employer is required to follow in situations where they identify excess staff in any given area. This process is outlined in clause 22 of the Agreement. The type of...

Incremental progression

Category: TAFE
Summary: Key points For each year of satisfactory completed service an employee shall receive one incremental step. For each year of approved additional studies a teacher shall receive one increment. However: Progression beyond T1.1 requires a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Progression beyond T2.2 requires completion of a course of teacher training at AQF5 level, including supervised teaching practice and studies in teaching methodology. Progression is subject to a satisfactory annual review of performance.

Institute consultative committees (ICC)

Category: TAFE
Summary: Principles Developing cooperative and consultative relationships between employers and the AEU Building relationships based on mutual respect, trust and preparedness to consider alternative viewpoints Negotiations involving a mutual problem solving approach Recognition of an appropriate role for AEU workplace representatives. Benefits of good consultative practice Enhanced employee morale and job satisfaction Enables employees to have input into decisions that affect their professional lives Informs decision-makers prior to making a determination....