Advice Sheets

Schools: What is a meeting?

Publish date: 12/12/2018
Summary: Under the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, ordinary hours of work for full-time employees require attendance for 38 hours per week and may be required to: attend two meetings adjacent to the school day, which cannot be more than an hour each (unless otherwise agreed using the consultative provisions of the agreement). Meetings may also occur during the seven hour day, so long as all other entitlements such as the 30+8 model and one daily lunch break free from assigned duties of 30 minutes between the hours of 11.30am and 2.30pm are met. Where a meeting...

Disability: Wages Calculator

Publish date: 24/04/2018
Summary: The AEU disability wages calculator is a tool for you to estimate the minimum rate of pay for your position in the disability services sector. Calculate my pay  Who is the calculator for? The calculator can be used by members in day services. The calculator does not calculate wages for members in employment services. The calculator is only for day services because of the complex equal remuneration order that applies. What information do I need to use the calculator? If you work in day services, you will need the following information to estimate the minimum wage...

Schools: CRT employment

Publish date: 16/04/2018
Summary: You can be employed directly via a school or through an agency as a casual relief teacher. There can be benefits to both but the key difference between employment directly through a school is that your conditions and pay are governed by Ministerial Order 1039.  Agencies may pay you in accordance with the order but are not obliged to and may only pay you award rates (The Educational Services (Teachers) Award), which can be much lower. Agencies may also have fees and commission. It is important that you check any contract offered to you, and call MSC for advice on 03 9417...

Schools: Flexible working arrangements and time fraction changes

Publish date: 30/01/2018
Summary: Teachers and education support staff can apply for time fraction changes or request flexible work arrangements, at any time. There may also be occasions where a principal as the employer’s representative, makes a request to change a staff member’s time fraction or work arrangements. Requests for time fraction changes should always be seriously considered but they may not always be granted. When making decisions regarding time fraction changes, principals should balance the needs of the school against an individual’s needs. The department’s flexible work in Victorian...