Advice Sheets

TAFE: Annual leave

Summary: Key points Twenty days leave for each 12 months of continuous service. Pro rata applies for part time employees. Accrues at 1.67 days for each completed month of employment. Must be taken within 15 months of accrual (unless otherwise agreed). To be taken at a mutually agreed time. Leave of four weeks duration shall not be unreasonably refused. Single day leave (not exceeding 10 per annum) cannot be unreasonably refused. Unused annual leave shall be paid out in full on resignation or retirement. On termination of employment, leave taken in advance...

TAFE: Annual review of performance

Summary: The review must be part of the institute performance appraisal system, consistent with the following principles: agreement reached between employer and employee as to its purpose purpose must be clear to all confidentiality must be agreed to feedback must flow both ways appropriate resources, training, support and development must be available equal opportunity principles shall apply. Note: There should be no surprises at reviews. Performance issues should be dealt with when they arise, not held back until a review is held. Deferment of an increment...

Early childhood: Health & safety representative (HSR)

Summary: The primary role of the HSR is to bring to the attention of the employer or their representative matters relating to the health and safety of employees. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004) provides for employees to establish a Designated Work Group (DWG). This group of employees in a workplace can establish a DWG. They are then in a position to elect one or more HSR’s and their deputies (see www.aeuvic.asn.au for more details). It is AEU advice that one DWG is usually adequate for each worksite. Multi – Campus schools may require one for each campus. Powers...

TAFE: Casual or sessional employment

Summary: Key points Only to be used: to replace a teacher on leave for 20 to 30 days or the work performed does not exceed 8 hours per week or by mutual agreement up to 21 hours in one week to a maximum of 720 hours per year. No casual employee can exceed 40 hours teaching in a two week roster period. Meetings and professional development are not part of 720 hours and attendance shall be paid for additionally by the employer at the agreed rate. Casual employees are not entitled to personal/carer’s leave. Casual employees must be informed of their rights to...