Advice Sheets

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...

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:...

Good consultation in the workplace

Category: Casual Relief Teachers (CRTs), Education Support, Graduate Teachers, Principals, School Teachers, Student Members
Summary: What is consultation? Consultation is the process of involving relevant persons to influence decision-making. What should we consult about? Schools are busy places and there are lots of issues, events and decisions that are made on a daily basis by different staff and groups. Any issue that involves significant workplace change or that will affect working arrangements is deserving of consultation. For example: Implementation of a new curriculum model or program. Changes to workplace structures and roles. Yard duty, time allowances and special payments....

Dispute resolution

Category: TAFE
Summary: Key points In the first instance every effort should be made to resolve disputes informally between the teacher and manager The AEU can be a third party in resolving these disputes The Institute Consultative Committee could also be useful in resolving disputes In matters covered by the Multi-Enterprise Agreement, the dispute resolution procedure should be used (Clause 10, MEA). Seek advice from the AEU at this stage Establish a holding position (usually the status quo) while resolution is sought. Establish dispute settlement committee within 7 days....