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.

Victorian TAFE teachers in standalone institutes are covered by the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018 (MEA 2018).

Victorian TAFE teachers in the dual sector universities are covered by the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2015 (MEA 2015).

Your wages

Employees shall be paid the salary appropriate to their classification.

All TAFE teachers employed in standalone institutes are covered by the MEA 2018, which came into effect on October 19, 2018.

MEA 2018 wage table 

We have created webinars - one for ongoing or fixed-term employees, and one for casual and sessional teachers - to explain the new classifications and translations, and related entitlements, in the 2018 TAFE agreement. Click below to access these recordings.


Your award

The 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.

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.

Member advice

We have a range of advice sheets covering all the most common professional and industrial questions.

Can’t find the answer you need? Our Member Support Centre (MSC) knows your rights and entitlements inside out!

Ring 03 9417 2822 or email [email protected]

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