TAFE pay & conditions

Your enterprise agreement

Your enterprise agreement lays out the terms and conditions of your work, including your wage, leave, workload, and dispute resolution processes.

Most Victorian TAFE teachers are covered by the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2015 (MEA).

The MEA expired on July 2, 2016 but remains in effect until a new enterprise agreement is finalised. Negotiations are currently underway for a new statewide agreement covering the 12 standalone TAFE institutes.

It always pays to know your enterprise agreement. That’s why the AEU offers a range of targeted training free to members to help you understand and implement your agreement in the workplace.

Your award

An award sets the minimum terms and conditions of a workplace. Each award is determined by Fair Work Australia, and an employer cannot lawfully provide terms and conditions that are worse than the award.

An enterprise agreement builds on top of an award, providing better terms and conditions than the bare minimum.

When an enterprise agreement is in operation, the award does not apply.

Victorian TAFE teachers are covered by the Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2010.

Your wages

Employees shall be paid the salary appropriate to their classification as set out in the table below:

Classification Immediately before operative date +2.5% on and from 8 September 2015 +2.5% on and from 1 July 2016
SE3 $89,175 $91,404 $93,689
SE2 $86,613 $88,778 $90,998
SE1 $84,050 $86,151 $88,305
T5 $81,488 $83,525 $85,613
T4.2 $75,443 $77,329 $79,262
T4.1 $70,899 $72,671 $74,488
T3.2 $69,076 $70,803 $72,573
T3.1 $64,265 $65,872 $67,518
T2.2 $62,951 $64,525 $66,138
T2.1 $59,281 $60,763 $62,282
T1.2 $54,641 $56,007 $57,407
T1.1 $50,856 $52,127 $53,431

Casual teachers shall be paid the hourly rates as set out in the table below:

Casual Immediately before operative date +2.5% on and from 8 September 2015 +2.5% on and from 1 July 2016
Diploma Qualified - Teaching duty hour $64.31 $65.92 $67.57
Certificate IV Qualified - Teaching duty hour $61.88 $63.43 $65.01
Diploma Qualified - Non teaching duty hour $43.71 $44.80 $45.92
Certificate IV Qualified - Non teaching duty hour $42.06 $43.11 $44.19

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