Advice Sheets

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...

Sub-branches sharing the workload

Category: TAFE
Summary: Your power in the workplace is very much related to how well you are organised. This means your sub-branch executive must share the workload with designated responsibilities attached to each position. How big should our sub-branch executive be? The AEU recommends the following in relation to the sub-branch size and the number of workplace executive positions. Number of members Sub-branch executive positions 11-30 3 31-50 4 51-70 5 71 plus 6   The AEU representative (or sub-branch president) should have a deputy or...

Accident make-up pay

Category: TAFE
Summary: Key points An employee is entitled to access unused sick leave credits while a WorkCover claim is being determined. On the insurers acceptance of the claim, sick leave taken shall be recredited to the employee. An employee is entitled to 52 weeks make-up pay from the employer for a continuous or aggregate period of injury or incapacity. The employees rate of pay for up to 52 weeks shall be the employees actual rate of pay at the time of injury. Sick leave with pay cannot be paid while an employee is in receipt of compensation payments under...