Advice Sheets

TAFE: Leave and public holidays

Publish date: 03/04/2019
Summary: The following information relates to the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018. The entitlements described below apply on a pro rata basis for part-time employees. Annual leave [Clause 34] A full-time employee is entitled to 20 days (152 hours) annual leave per year. This leave is to be taken at a mutually agreed time. If an employee accrues more than 30 days annual leave they are deemed to have an excessive leave accrual and may be asked to agree to a plan to reduce their leave balance to 20 days. If an agreement is not reached, the employee may be directed...

TAFE: Individual disputes

Publish date: 03/04/2019
Summary: The following information relates to the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018. There is a clear progression of stages where an individual has a dispute that cannot be resolved. In most cases the first stage will suffice. Stage 1: Discussion Any individual dispute in relation to the agreement requires a teacher to take genuine steps to resolve the matter with their employer first. This is done in the following steps: Speak to your AEU sub-branch rep for support. Notify your immediate supervisor in writing and ask them to resolve the issue e.g....

TAFE: Hours of work

Publish date: 03/04/2019
Summary: The following information relates to the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018. Attendance Teachers are required to attend their work location for up to 30 hours per week for up to 42 weeks per year. A teacher can agree to attend beyond these limits. An employer may request that an employee attend their work location in a non-attendance period for up to 5 days a year for the following purposes: attending professional development provided by the employer to complete urgent audit compliance duties required by the regulator (provided that 48 hours’...

HSR or HSO?

Publish date: 17/12/2018
Summary: What is the difference between a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) and a Health and Safety Officer (HSO)? Health and Safety Representative Health and Safety Officer Elected by members of the Designated Work Group Nominated by the Principal/Manager Represents all members of the Designated Work Group Represents the employer Has a major role to play in bringing health and safety issues to the attention of the employer Is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, i.e. for providing a healthy...