Advice Sheets

Schools Sector: Consultation

Publish date: 01/02/2023
Category: Education Support, Graduate Teachers, Principals, School Teachers, Student Members
Summary: What is consultation? Consultation is the process of involving relevant persons to influence decision-making. A consultative committee must be established in each school to facilitate the opportunity to discuss work related matters and concerns. A consultative committee will be made up of: the principal, as the Employer’s representative; two nominees of the principal or in the case of a multi campus school one nominee of the principal from each campus; two staff members elected by and from the total staff or in the case of a multi campus school one staff member from each...

Education Support (ES) Classification, Range Reviews and Student Supervision

Publish date: 20/01/2023
Summary: Education Support (ES) Classification, Range Reviews and Student Supervision Education Support (ES) classification Education Support members perform a variety of different roles that are vital to the effective functioning of all schools. Each ES position is classified in a specific range (from Range 1 to Range 6), according to the duties and responsibilities attached to the role. The higher the range, the greater the level of autonomy and responsibility. Schedules 3 and 4 of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022 (VGSA 2022) provide descriptions and examples of...

Schools: Parental absence under the VGSA 2022

Publish date: 18/01/2023
Summary: To support pregnant members and their partners, the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022 (VGSA 2022) provides for a number of different forms of leave to be taken in connection with the birth of a child. This information sheet does not discuss parental leave for situations other than the birth of a child (such as adoption), nor is it an exhaustive list of the leave available as part of a parental absence. For more information about leave, please refer to the AEU website and The AEU VGSA 2022 Implementation Guide. The leave entitlements discussed in this advice sheet...

Schools: Lactation breaks

Publish date: 18/01/2023
Summary: The Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022 (VGSA 2022) provides members with an entitlement to take paid lactation breaks to breastfeed or express breastmilk after returning to work from a period of parental leave. Lactation breaks should not exceed one hour per day, and are in addition to the lunch break (VGSA 2022, clause 26(16)(a)).  Providing a supportive environment for breastfeeding and expressing breastmilk is an important step in assisting members to balance their parental and workplace commitments. A member wishing to breastfeed or express breastmilk at work...

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