Advice Sheets

TAFE: Casual conversion

Summary: The Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Multi-Enterprise Agreement (MEA) gives casual teachers greater opportunities for more secure employment. The AEU ­encourages casual teachers who meet the eligibility criteria to take up these opportunities. The opportunities for converting from casual to non-casual employment are laid out in the MEA. Casual teachers should note that on appointment, their managers must inform them of their rights to conversion, any qualifying periods and the application procedures. No casual teacher should have their hours reduced, their employment...

TAFE: Allowances – Off scheduled duties

Publish date: 27/02/2017
Summary: Key points Professional development 30 hours per annum Travel Travel associated with: conduct and management of teaching programs compulsory attendance at meetings other prescribed professional duties. The amount of time allocated is as required. Variation: Not applicable to RMIT and South West Institute where travel is an unscheduled duty. Occupational health and safety OH&S representatives shall be released from normal duties or receive time allowances deducted from scheduled duties as required. Variation: Swinburne University deducts 40...

TAFE: Parental leave

Summary: Maternity, paternity and adoption leave Entitlements: maternity, adoption, paternity Available to full-time and part-time employees. Eligible casual employees receive only unpaid leave (eligible casual defined as an employee engaged on a regular systematic basis over a period of at least 12 months who has, but for pregnancy, the reasonable expectation of ongoing employment). Re-employment after maternity, adoption and paternity leave Same time fraction (but can convert to lower time fraction until child reaches school age). Substantive classification and...

TAFE: Personal leave (formerly sick and carers leave)

Summary: Leave due to personal, family or household injury or illness This includes spouse or former spouse child (including adult, adopted, step or ex-nuptial child) parent, grandparent or grandchild sibling (including of spouse or former spouse) same sex partner. Fifteen days personal leave granted on appointment. Accrues at 1.25 days per month after 12 months. Additional leave can be granted at the discretion of the employer. Leave granted in excess of that accrued can be recouped by the employer on termination. Employee to notify...