Advice Sheets

Disability: WorkCover

Publish date: 31/08/2017
Summary: If you are injured at work (either psychologically or physically) you may be able to claim WorkCover entitlements. To have a claim accepted, you must be able to establish that work has been a substantial contributing factor to your injury. Further, the injury must not be deemed to have arisen out of "reasonable action taken in a reasonable manner by the employer to transfer, demote, discipline, redeploy, retrench or dismiss the worker...". You can claim whether you are ongoing, casual, full-time or part-time. Ideally, claims should be lodged with your employer within...

Early Childhood: WorkCover

Publish date: 18/07/2017
Summary: If you are injured at work (either psychologically or physically) you may be able to claim WorkCover entitlements. To have a claim accepted, you must be able to establish that work has been a substantial contributing factor to your injury. Further, the injury must not be deemed to have arisen out of "reasonable action taken in a reasonable manner by the employer to transfer, demote, discipline, redeploy, retrench or dismiss the worker...". You can claim whether you are ongoing, casual, full-time or part-time. Ideally, claims should be lodged with your employer...

OHS: Managing changes to work practices

Publish date: 17/08/2017
Summary: At best, the introduction of new technology in the workplace can make our lives easier. But when new software is introduced without proper systems, protocols and supports, it can actually increase workload and stress – and that’s when it can become an OHS issue. This information sheet contains advice on how to implement new learning management and communication systems in a way that is positive, fair and democratic.  Within our incredibly diverse public education system, we are constantly striving to improve work practices to impact positively on student learning...

OHS: Occupational violence in schools and other education settings

Publish date: 11/04/2018
Summary: Our public education system is proud to work with a diverse range of students, parents and guardians in the local community. AEU members work with integrity and dedication to provide the best care, educational opportunities and experiences possible to students. The AEU campaigns to ensure that adequate resources and support are provided to enable the teaching and learning process in our schools, centres and TAFEs. Principals, managers, teachers, education support staff, instructors, students and clients may encounter or be subjected to occupational violence at work....