Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018

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

MEA 2018 - tAFE agreement 

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Learn more about the new pay structure for TAFE teachers

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.

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