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...

Allowances – Off scheduled duties

Category: TAFE
Summary: Key points Professional development 30 hours per annum Travel Travel associated with: conduct and management of teaching programs compulsory attendance at meetings other prescribed professional duties. The amount of time allocated is as required. Variation: Not applicable to RMIT and South West Institute where travel is an unscheduled duty. Occupational health and safety OH&S representatives shall be released from normal duties or receive time allowances deducted from scheduled duties as required. Variation: Swinburne University deducts 40...

Discrimination

Category: TAFE
Summary: It is unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of: Age Breastfeeding Colour Family Responsibilities Gender identity Impairment Industrial activity Marital status Parental or carer status Physical features (including colour) Political belief or activity Pregnancy Race Religious belief or activity Sex Sexual preference Personal association with any of the above. Failure to do so establishes a culture that tolerates and condones discrimination. The employer and employees must make every endeavour to ensure...

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....