Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018

The TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018 applies to all standalone TAFE institutes in Victoria.

Key features of the agreement

  • Immediate 5.4% pay rise, with further increases of 2.7% twice a year – a total increase of 23.7% over four years.
  • Salary increase for teachers at T5 classification from $85,613 to $105,877 by November 2021.
  • Teachers with full AQF6 or above approved teaching qualification to access new increment point of $109,207 by the end of the agreement.
  • Limit of 800 hours teaching per year, with a further 400 hours for planning, preparation, curriculum development and assessment.
  • Overtime provision for work outside maximum hours, i.e. in excess of 8 hours per day, 38 hours per week and 1748 hours per year.
  • Mandatory work plans to be completed by March 1 each year to help ensure reasonable workload with all elements counted in annual hours.
  • Ongoing limit of 30 hours a week for 42 weeks a year of required attendance.
  • New clause to convert significant numbers of casual and fixed-term employees to secure employment.
  • New span of hours, with reduction in annual teaching load as compensation for working unsociable hours.
  • 20 days family violence leave for teachers experiencing family violence.

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