Advice Sheets

Schools: Workplace consultation

Publish date: 21/08/2017
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....

TAFE: Substitution duties

Publish date: 23/05/2017
Summary: Substitution duties can be allocated where: A teacher is under-loaded (i.e. has fewer than 21 hours teaching or 26 scheduled duties per week pro rata for part-time). A teacher agrees to undertake more than 21 hours. They cannot be compelled to do so and must be consulted, knowing there is no obligation to do so. They should be paid excess hours to do so.  OR A teacher agreeing to do substitution duties will not have a workload that averages more than 21 teaching duty hours per week over the semester. If they do exceed the average then all additional hours should...

Schools: Resignation from work

Publish date: 30/08/2017
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...

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:...