Advice Sheets

Consultation

Category: TAFE
Summary: “There are significant benefits associated with implementing and maintaining a culture of consultation and cooperation in the workplace. Businesses working to best practice recognise the benefits of regularly seeking opinions and views from employees, whether that be through consultation with individuals, groups or unions, or a mixture of all three.” — FairWork Ombudsman Why should the employer consult with employees? It enables the views of staff to be considered before decisions are made iImproves staff morale enhances job satisfaction informs the decision-...

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...

Expenses — work related

Category: TAFE
Summary: Key points The employer shall reimburse an employee for any prior approved and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. The expenses must be actually and necessarily incurred in the course of their authorised duties. A reasonable expense does not exceed the relevant amount set by the Australian Tax Office. If exceeding the ATO amount, the employer is only required to reimburse to that amount. Expenses beyond ATO limits require prior authorisation by the employer. Allowable expenses include: travelling, accommodation, meals other incidental expenses...

Fixed-term (contract) employment

Category: TAFE
Summary: Key points Fixed-term employment should be offered where: staff on leave require replacement funding of the position is not ongoing new or short-term programs are introduced declining enrolments threaten viability of a course employee with current industry experience is required. Letter of appointment should include: starting date completion date (where applicable) classification and rate of pay hours of duty/times of attendance main terms and conditions applicable reasons for fixed-term employment. Time...