Advice Sheets

TAFE: Teaching duty hours

Summary: Key points Teaching duty hours are sessions of instruction, supervision, or assessment of students whether delivered on campus or elsewhere, or in person or by other means. The maximum teaching duty hours for a full-time teacher is 800 hours per annum or 21 hours per week. Pro-rata maximums apply for part-time or employment for less than a full teaching year. Teaching duty hours include practical field teaching visits where practical placement is required by the accredited course. Allowance taken of the 800 maximum teaching duty hours include:...

Schools: Workplace consultation

Publish date: 08/08/2017
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....

Schools: Overpayments

Summary: Under section 56 (1-7) of the Financial Management Act 1994, a staff member who has been overpaid, must repay that amount. A staff member who believes special circumstances exist can apply to have the overpayment written off. Overpayments occur in response to a variety of changed circumstances and entries, for example: Allowances. Time fraction changes. Worker’s compensation.  Incorrect salary classifications. Errors of this nature can occur on commencement or in response to fixed-term contracts in different schools. It’s a good idea to keep a paper trail of...

Schools: Resignation from work

Publish date: 25/05/2017
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, no minimum notice period is required. When resigning, consideration should be given to your personal circumstances and the school's in terms of a suitable notice period. Resignations should be provided in writing and include: when...