On 31 July 2020, the workers concerned received a communication on the rights of workers` representation with regard to the proposed Department of Education and Training (2020). Communication is a formal requirement under the Fair Work Act 2009 and specifies the right of workers to be represented by a bargaining representative in relation to the proposed agreement. Its measures „are in line with the educational agreements agreed in the agreement that all TAFE CEOs signed in 2018,“ Peace said. The Federation, Victoria University, Swinburne University and RMIT TAFEs did not join the other institutes to rewrite the labour agreement. There are employment contracts for all employees of the department. To access the corresponding agreement, select one of the following job categories. If an enterprise agreement is in effect, the premium does not apply. Under the current four-year employment contract, signed last October, a TAFE teacher`s time in the classroom is limited to 800 hours per year, while class planning and evaluation time is limited to 400 hours. Several TAFE institutes met last week to ask the Fair Labour Committee to amend the text of the current multi-company agreement they signed in October last year to clarify that classroom evaluation should not be taken into account during school hours. „This agreement is a significant win for Victoria`s TAFEs and the communities that rely on them,“ said Meredith Peace, President of the AEU Victorian Branch. „Defamation of teachers is one of the main problems of ASD. TAFE`s Victoriaville teachers in stand-alone institutes are covered by the 2018 TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement (MEA 2018). The Victorian TAFE professors in dual sector universities are through the following industry agreements we have created webinars to help with implementation and declarations of agreement.
Click below, and searh for TAFE-specific training to access these recordings. Several of TAFE`s national institutes have applied to Fair Work to tear up their employment contracts with teachers and force teachers to spend more hours of personal instruction. All TAFE teachers employed in stand-alone institutes are covered by MEA 2018, which came into force on 19 October 2018. „Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews was elected with a promise to save TAFE, but it appears that his government does not support TAFE teachers and is ready to allow TAFE CEOs to undermine the agreement.“ Your enterprise agreement defines the terms and conditions of your work, including your compensation, leave, work settlement and dispute resolution process. „This agreement puts an end to this trend and ensures that thousands of temporary and casual employees will be offered safer jobs.“ A teacher at the Bendigo Kangan Institute, who requested anonymity, said that after the move, class hours had gone from an average of 21 hours per week, from 21 hours a week to 27 to 30 hours of classes for many teachers, as stipulated in the enterprise agreement. The ministry is entering into negotiations for a new enterprise agreement covering nurses in the Primary and Secondary Program under the 2016 Department of Education and Training.