Advice Sheets

Preparation and correction time

Category: TAFE
Summary: Preparation and correction is a time allocation that TAFE teachers receive as part of their 1,748 annual accountable hours. The allocation is calculated at the rate of 30 minutes for each teaching duty hour a teacher has “scheduled/timetabled” in the current year of teaching, up to a maximum of 400 hours per year. Preparation and correction hours will often be worked during periods when attendance is not required under the TAFE Multi-Enterprise Agreement (MEA). If however they occur during periods of attendance (say between scheduled duties) it will count as attendance...

Paid parental leave (PPL) — federal scheme

Category: Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES), Casual Relief Teachers (CRTs), Disability Services, Early Childhood, Education Support, Graduate Teachers, Principals, School Teachers, Student Members, TAFE
Summary: The Australian Government introduced Australia’s first national paid parental leave (PPL) scheme on 1 January 2011. Claims and registration can now be made, and must be done through the Family Assistance Office (online or via the FAO at Medicare offices — details below). The AEU welcomes this scheme but will continue to bargain for improvements which will include payment of superannuation, counting the PPL as service and bringing the 18 weeks’ PPL up to full replacement wage. Background Paid parental leave is funded by the Australian Government and paid at the...

Institute consultative committees (ICC)

Category: TAFE
Summary: Principles Developing cooperative and consultative relationships between employers and the AEU Building relationships based on mutual respect, trust and preparedness to consider alternative viewpoints Negotiations involving a mutual problem solving approach Recognition of an appropriate role for AEU workplace representatives. Benefits of good consultative practice Enhanced employee morale and job satisfaction Enables employees to have input into decisions that affect their professional lives Informs decision-makers prior to making a determination....

Important redundancy advice for TAFE members

Category: TAFE
Summary: Redundancies apply only to ongoing teachers; they do not apply to fixed-term or casual teachers. Redeployment, redundancy and termination of employment arrangements are not covered by our TAFE Teachers’ Agreement. Each TAFE institute will have its own redeployment and redundancy policy and procedures — it is important to refer to those of your own institute. Our MEA does have an agreed process that the employer is required to follow in situations where they identify excess staff in any given area. This process is outlined in clause 22 of the Agreement. The type of...