Your pay and conditions
CRTs are employed directly by school councils, not by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Their conditions of employment, including wages and grievance procedures, are set out in Ministerial Order 200 (PDF). The current CRT rate is $263.80 per day.
Teachers employed by school councils are also covered by the same modern award as covers teachers in independent schools and early childhood settings: the Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010 (DOC, 260KB).
As such, CRTs are not covered by the 2008 Schools Agreement. However the DEECD varied the order to increase CRT wages in line with the annual pay rises set out in the Schools Agreement and to reflect increased loading for personal and annual leave and public holidays. Under the order, CRTs will receive a further pay rise of 2.71% from January 2, 2011.
CRT pay rates in Victoria
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Rates for experienced CRTs remain the lowest in Australia.
Comparison of 4-year trained rates
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* Daily pay rates are flat and do not reflect a relief teacher's classification level except in the ACT where there is a "general" and "experienced" category
Advice, guidance and resources for AEU members
The AEU produces advice sheets, guidance documents, model letters and other resources for members and sub-branches to use in understanding and getting the most out of the agreement, including a comprehensive Implementation Guide.
Topics covered include:
- Eligibility for CRT work
- Workload and duties