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...

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...

Personal leave (sick leave)

Category: Education Support, Graduate Teachers, Principals, School Teachers, Student Members
Summary: Personal leave, commonly referred to as ‘sick leave’, is available to an employee who is absent from work due to a personal illness or injury (or for caring responsibilities – please see the Carer’s Leave advice sheet). Full-time employees accrue 15 days (114 hours) of personal leave each year from their commencement date and unused amounts of leave are credited to the following year (this amount is credited pro rata for part-time employees). Required documents: medical certificates and statutory declarations Members of the teaching service (education support staff,...

Resignation from work

Category: Education Support, Graduate Teachers, Principals, School Teachers, Student Members
Summary: A staff member may resign at any time. If you are aged 55 years or over, you should seek advice from your superannuation provider regarding retirement. Notice period Members of the principal class are required to give 12 weeks notice (or such other period as agreed in writing by both parties). For other members of the teaching service, there is no minimum notice period, required. When resigning, consideration should be given to your personal circumstances and the schools in terms of a suitable notice period. Resignations should be provided in writing and include:...