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Crown Employees (Teachers in Schools and Related Employees) Salaries and Conditions Award 2022
  
Date11/24/2023
Volume395
Part11
Page No.1237
DescriptionAR - Award Reprint (Consolidation)
Publication No.C9768
CategoryAward
Award Code 264  
Date Posted11/27/2023

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SERIAL C9768

 

Crown Employees (Teachers in Schools and Related Employees) Salaries and Conditions Award 2022

 

AWARD REPRINT

 

This reprint of this award is published by the authority of the Industrial Registrar under section 390 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996, and under Rule 6.6 of the Industrial Relations Commission Rules 2022.

 

I certify that the form of this reprint, incorporating the variations set out in the schedule, is correct as at 9 October 2023.

 

E. ROBINSON,  Industrial Registrar

 

Schedule of Award and Variations Incorporated

 

Award/Variation

Date of Publication

Effective Date

Industrial Gazette

Serial No.

 

Reference

C9769

10 November 2023

9 October 2023

395

1121

C9763

17 November 2023

9 October 2023

395

1196

 

1.  Arrangement

 

Clause No.        Subject Matter

 

1.        Arrangement

2.        Dictionary

3.        Salaries

4.        Deduction of Union Membership Fees

5.        Allowances

6.        Salary Progression and Maintenance

7.        Performance and Development Processes for Teachers

8.        Salary Packaging

9.        Initial Appointments

10.      Teaching in More Than One Location

11.      Deferred Salary Scheme

12.      Compensation for Travel on Department Business

13.      Assessment and Reporting and Quality of Educational Outcomes

14.      Teacher Efficiency Process

15.      Teaching Hours for Years 11 and 12

16.      Allocation of Duties in High Schools

17.      Teaching Outside Normal School Hours

18.      Alternative Work Organisation

19.      Teachers Appointed to More than One School

20.      Qualifications, Recruitment and Training

21.      Calculation of Service

22.      Temporary Teachers

23.      Casual Teachers and Casual School Counsellors

24.      Relief in TP1 or AP1 position or Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School Grade

25.      Training and Development

26.      Multi-skilling

27.      Duties as Directed

28.      Other Rates of Pay

29.      Home School Liaison Officers and Aboriginal Student Liaison Officers - Special Conditions

30.      Teachers in Residential Agricultural High Schools -Special Conditions

31.      Dispute Resolution Procedures

32.      No Further Claims

33.      Anti-discrimination

34.      Work Health & Safety

35.      Secondary College of Languages

36.      Educational Paraprofessionals

37.      Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

38.      Area, Incidence and Duration

 

SCHEDULES

 

Schedule 1A - Teacher Salaries - Standards Based Remuneration 

Schedule 1B - School Counsellor Salaries – Standards Based Remuneration

Schedule 1C - Salaries - Home School Liaison Officers/ Aboriginal Student Liaison Officers/ Education Officers

Schedule 2A - Salaries - Principal Classification Structure -

Schedule 2B - Salaries - Former Principal Classification Structure 

Schedule 3 - Salaries - Other Promotions Classifications in the Teaching Service

Schedule 4 - Rates of Pay - Casual Teachers and Casual School Counsellors 

Schedule 5 - Other Rates of Pay 

Schedule 6 - Rates of Pay - Educational Paraprofessionals

Schedule 7 - Allowances

Schedule 8 - Locality Allowances

Schedule 9 - Excess Travel and Compensation for Travel on Official Business

Schedule 10 - Special Conditions Covering Home School Liaison Officers and Aboriginal Student Liaison Officers

Schedule 11 - Special Conditions Covering Teachers at Residential Agricultural High Schools

Schedule 12 – Secondary College of Languages –

Schedule 13 - Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

 

2.  Dictionary

 

2.1      "Aboriginal Student Liaison Officer" means a person or teacher who has been temporarily appointed to the position of Aboriginal student liaison officer.

 

2.2      "Accredited" means a teacher who has demonstrated the Professional Teaching Standards at the level of Proficient, Highly Accomplished or Lead and has been accredited as such by a Teacher Accreditation Authority. 

 

2.3      "Alternate Period" means a period taught by a teacher being a period other than a period which the teacher is normally timetabled to teach and where the need for the period to be taught arises from the absence from duty on leave of another teacher.

 

2.4      "Assistant Principal" means a teacher who is appointed as such to assist a principal of a school in the management of the school.

 

2.5      "Associate Principal" means a teacher appointed as such to be responsible for the management, organisation, administration, supervision and efficiency of a school, other than P1-P5, where the school has been linked to a larger school in reasonable proximity and the administrative workload of the Associate Principal has been reduced. 

 

2.6      "Australian Professional Standards for Teachers" means the seven Standards which outline what teachers should know and be able to do prescribed by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership as attached at Schedule 13.

 

2.7      "Authority" means the NSW Education Standards Authority to oversee accreditation and recognition of a teacher’s professional capacity against the Australian Professional Standards under the Teacher Accreditation Act.

 

2.8      "Casual Teacher" means a teacher engaged, other than at the Secondary College of Languages, on an hourly or daily rate of pay in the Teaching Service.

 

2.9      "Conditionally accredited" means a teacher who has been conditionally accredited at the Graduate level who may have a degree or is in the process of obtaining further education or subject qualifications.

 

2.10    "Core Hours" means the normal daily hours of operation of a school during which classes are conducted and in a high or central school includes a daily core timetable of eight periods, or the time equivalent.

 

2.11    "Degree" means a course of study in a higher education institution leading to a degree as described in the Australian Qualifications Framework as at 1 January 1995.

 

2.12    "Department" means the Department of Education.

 

2.13    "Deputy Principal" means a teacher appointed as such who is the deputy to the principal in a school and who acts as substitute in the absence of the principal and is required to assist generally in the management of the school and, as required, in the special duties of the principal.

 

2.14    "Diploma" means a course of study in a higher education institution leading to a diploma as described in the Australian Qualifications Framework as at 1 January 1995.

 

2.15    "Distance Education Centre" means a school established to provide full time or part time programs of secondary or primary courses to students who cannot normally attend on a daily basis.  Provided that distance education centres can be either stand alone schools or centres attached and integrated into an existing school.

 

2.16    "District Guidance Officer'' means an officer appointed as such in a group of schools who is responsible to the Secretary or nominee for the guidance service within that group of schools.

 

2.17    "Education Officer" means an officer appointed as such, provided that for appointment the officer must have an appropriate degree from a higher education institution or other qualifications and experience which the Secretary determines as satisfying requirements.

 

2.18    "Educational Paraprofessional" means a person or officer employed permanently or temporarily under the provisions of the Teaching Service Act to work under the guidance of a teacher in the classroom.

 

2.19    "Employee" means a person employed in a classification covered by this award by the Secretary or delegate under the provisions of the Teaching Service Act on a permanent or temporary basis.

 

2.20    "Environmental Education Centre" means a teaching and learning facility operated by the Department which students attend to participate in educational programs relevant to all primary and secondary key learning areas and/or to receive specific instruction in field work, and which provides support to schools in implementing environmental education.

 

2.21    "Equivalent" when referring to qualifications means those qualifications deemed by the Secretary to be equivalent to specified qualifications.

 

2.22    "Executive Principal, Connected Communities" means a person or officer employed temporarily under the provisions of the Teaching Service Act 1980 to lead the schools selected by the Department to participate in the Connected Communities strategy for the period of the operation of that strategy.

 

2.23    "Executive Director Connected Communities" means a person who is responsible for leadership and implementation of the Connected Communities strategy in the Department.

 

2.24    "Federation" means the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch.

 

2.25    "General Secretary" means the General Secretary of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch.

 

2.26    "Graduate" means a person who has obtained a degree from a higher education institution or possesses qualifications determined by the Secretary to be equivalent to such a degree.

 

2.27    "Graduate Teacher salary" means the salaries at Step 1 and Step 2 of the teacher salary scale which apply to teachers who have undertaken an approved initial teacher education program and met the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate level. It is mandatory for new teachers to be provisionally or conditionally accredited at Graduate teacher level to be approved for teaching in NSW.

 

2.28    "Graduate Diploma" means a course of study in a higher education institution leading to a graduate diploma as described in the Australian Qualifications Framework as at 1 January 1995.

 

2.29    "Head Teacher" means a teacher who is appointed as such in a high school, distance education centre or central school, and is responsible to the principal for the program of work in a designated subject or learning area and the coordination of the work of classes in that area.  The head teacher also exercises supervision over and gives advice and direction, when necessary, to other teachers in the subject or learning area in addition to their teaching duties.  Provided that head teachers may be appointed with specific designated responsibilities, including:

 

2.29.1 Head teacher (female students) advises female school students and promotes their interests in a high school or a secondary department of a central school where the enrolment of female school students in the school or department exceeds 500.

 

2.29.2 Head teacher (welfare) assists the principal and or deputy principal in the area of student welfare.  Head teacher (welfare) includes head teacher (welfare) - residential agricultural high schools.

 

2.29.3 Head teacher (administration) is responsible for assigned duties associated with the general administration of the school.

 

2.30    "Higher Education Institution" means a university or other tertiary institution recognised by the Secretary which offers degrees, diplomas or teacher education courses.

 

2.31    "Highly Accomplished/Lead Teacher" means a teacher who has demonstrated the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Highly Accomplished or Lead level and is accredited as such by a Teacher Accreditation Authority.

 

2.32    "Home School Liaison Officer" means a person or teacher who has been temporarily appointed to the position of home school liaison officer.

 

2.33    "Industrial Relations Commission" means the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales, established by the Industrial Relations Act 1996.

 

2.34    "In Lieu of Duties" means duties undertaken by a teacher for a teacher absent from the classroom on duty elsewhere or performing other duties when that teacher is relieved of part of their regular face to face teaching load through variations in school organisation.

 

2.35    “Leader, Psychology Practice” means a person appointed to lead a team of Senior Psychologists, Education to implement professional practices consistent with the standards of the Department and the Psychology Board of Australia.  The Leader, Psychology Practice develops and implements strategies to enhance psychology services in schools, including professional development and support for the school counselling workforce.

 

2.36    "Network" means a group of principals with a Director Educational Leadership.

 

2.37    “Non-school based teacher” means a person or officer who is employed in a full time or part time position, either temporarily or permanently, under the provisions of the Teaching Service Act and the Teacher Accreditation Act, in the classification of Senior Education Officer Class 1, Senior Education Officer Class 2 or Principal Education Officer.

 

2.38    "Officer" means and includes all persons permanently employed in the Teaching Service under the provisions of the Teaching Service Act and who, on the date of commencement of the award, were occupying one of the positions covered by the award or who, after that date, are appointed to one of these positions.

 

2.39    "Parties" means the Department and the Federation.

 

2.40    "Performance and development process" is an annual process for the continuous development of a skilled and effective workforce, which includes an annual performance and development plan. 

 

2.41    "Period" means, in a high or central school, a 40 minute teaching period.

 

2.42    "Principal" means a teacher appointed as such to be responsible for the management, organisation, administration, supervision and efficiency of a school and all departments in a school.  A principal does not include a teacher in charge of a school.

 

2.43    “Professional Practice Framework (PPF)” means the core capabilities which outline what school counsellors should know and be able to do to guide their professional practice as a psychologist.

 

2.44    "Proficient Teacher salary" means the salaries at Step 3 through to Step 7 of the teacher salary scale which apply to teachers who are accredited at the level of Proficient. A Proficient Teacher has demonstrated the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level and is accredited as such by a Teacher Accreditation Authority.

 

2.45    "Provisionally accredited" means a teacher who has been provisionally accredited at the Graduate level who has successfully completed an initial teacher education program endorsed by the Board.

 

2.46    “Psychology Board” means the Psychology Board of Australia or successor organisation.

 

2.47    "Purpose of Funding for the Principal Classification" means the funding model consisting of a base student allocation, equity loadings and targeted (individual student) funding. The amount of funding allocated to a school determines the level of school complexity.

 

2.48    "Residential Agricultural High School" means a school classified as such by the Secretary.

 

2.49    "School" means a Department school or other centre, where instruction is provided by the Department, excluding an institute and including any place designated as part of, or as an annex to, such school.

 

2.50    "School Counsellor" means a teacher with an equivalent of four years training and a major in psychology who has responsibility for providing schools with advice and support in matters relating to student academic and personal development, welfare and discipline and provides psychological and other testing as required.

 

2.51    “School Counsellor, Advanced Certification” means a School Counsellor as defined at 2.50 who has also attained Advanced Certification against the PPF, holds general registration with the Psychology Board, accreditation at proficient and has completed one year of full time service at SC5.

 

2.52    "Schools for Specific Purposes" (SSPs) for the purpose of the award are schools which are classified as such by the Secretary and are established under the Education Act 1990 to provide education for students with disabilities as listed in subclause 2.61.

 

2.53    "Secretary" means the Secretary, Department of Education.

 

2.54    "Senior Psychologist Education" means an officer appointed to provide professional leadership and clinical supervision to a school counselling team and who has a leadership role as part of the networked specialist centres.

 

2.55    "Service" means continuous service, unless otherwise specified in the award.

 

2.56    "Supervisor of Female Students" means a female teacher appointed as such to advise female students and to promote their interests in a high school or secondary department of a central school where the school or department does not qualify for the appointment of a head teacher (female students).

 

2.57    "Teacher" means a person or officer employed permanently or temporarily in a full time or part time teaching position, other than at the Secondary College of Languages, under the provisions of the Teaching Service Act and appointed to a school.  Unless otherwise specified in the award, a teacher will include a school teacher in training.

 

2.58    "Teacher Accreditation Act" means the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004.

 

2.59    "Teacher Accreditation Authority" means the person or body delegated by the Secretary of the Department of Education under the Teacher Accreditation Act to accredit in government schools.

 

2.60    "Teacher in Charge (Schools)" means a teacher in charge of a centre not designated as a school determined by the Secretary where a principal is not appointed.

 

2.61    "Teacher in Charge of Residential Supervision of Agricultural High Schools" means a teacher selected by the principal to be responsible for the supervision and administration of additional duties relating to school student residence in residential agricultural high schools.

 

2.62    "Teachers of Students with Disabilities" means school teachers appointed to schools for specific purposes, or support classes in primary or high schools established to provide education for students with disabilities and including appointments as itinerant support teacher, as follows:

 

2.62.1 students with: mild intellectual disabilities (IM); moderate intellectual disabilities (IO); severe intellectual disabilities (IS); behaviour disorders (BD); emotional disabilities (ED); hearing impairments (H); language disabilities (L); physical disabilities (P); severe reading (R), vision impairments (V); and

 

2.62.2 students in: an early childhood intervention program (EC); hospital schools, Royal Far West School, Stewart House (W); and community care programs (CT).

 

2.63    "Teaching Principal" means a teacher appointed as such to be responsible for the management, organisation, administration, supervision and efficiency of a school, other than P1-P5, whose duties include classroom teaching.

 

2.64    "Teaching Service Act" means the Teaching Service Act 1980.

 

2.65    "Temporary Teacher" means a person employed, other than at the Secondary College of Languages, in one engagement full time for four weeks or more or in one engagement for one to four days per week for two terms or more.

 

2.66    "Temporary Employee" means and includes all persons employed on a temporary basis, other than on a casual or part time casual basis under the Teaching Service Act.

 

2.67    "Trained Teacher" means a teacher who has satisfactorily completed a prescribed course of training at a higher education institution, or such other course or courses which the Secretary determines as satisfying requirements for classification as a teacher.

 

2.68    "Year Adviser" means a teacher appointed to assist Year 7-12 students in every high school or every central school which has a secondary department.

 

2.69    "Year 12 Relieving Period" means a relieving period required to be undertaken by a teacher when that school teacher has been relieved of their timetabled Year 12 face to face teaching duties after Year 12 students leave school to sit for the Higher School Certificate Examination in Term 4 of each year.

 

3.  Salaries

Teachers

 

3.1      Effective from the first full pay period on or after 9 October 2023:

 

3.1.1   the rates of pay for teachers arise from and reflect the implementation of a new classification structure in accordance with Schedule 1A;

 

3.1.2   the rates of pay for school counsellors arise from and reflect the implementation of a new classification structure in accordance with Schedule 1B;

 

3.1.3   salaries for home school liaison officers, aboriginal student liaison officers, education officers who are not eligible for standards based remuneration and teachers at the Secondary College of Languages will be increased by 4% in accordance with this clause and Schedules 1C and 12 respectively.

 

Principals

 

3.2      Salaries and rates of pay for principals will be paid in accordance with this clause and Schedules 2A and 2B. Salaries under these schedules will be increased by:

 

3.2.1   8% from the first pay period commencing on or after 9 October 2023

 

Other Promotions Classifications in the Teaching Service

 

3.3      Salaries and rates of pay for the officers and temporary employees will be paid in accordance with this clause and Schedule 3. Salaries under these schedules will be increased by:

 

3.3.1   8% from the first pay period commencing on or after 9 October 2023

 

Allowances

 

3.4      Allowances under this award will be increased by 4% from the first pay period commencing on or after 9 October 2023.

 

Teachers

 

3.5      The rates of pay for teachers will be in accordance with the teacher’s level of accreditation on commencement of employment.

 

3.5.1   A teacher with accreditation at Graduate will commence on the Step 1 salary.

 

3.5.2   A teacher with accreditation at Proficient will commence on the Step 3 salary.

 

3.5.3   A teacher with accreditation at Highly Accomplished/Lead will commence on the Highly Accomplished/Lead Teacher salary.

 

The salary s are as follows:

 

Step 1

(Graduate)

Step 2

(Graduate)

Step 3

(Proficient)

Step 4

(Proficient)

Step 5

(Proficient)

Step 6

(Proficient)

Step 7

(Proficient)

Highly Accomplished/Lead Teacher

(Highly Accomplished/Lead)

 

3.6      Salary progression from Step 1 to Step 2 will take effect from the first full pay period after the completion of one year of full time service subject to the officer’s satisfactory performance of their duties and demonstrating continued efficiency in teaching practice via an annual performance and development process. 

 

3.7      Salary progression from Step 2 to Step 3 will take effect from the first full pay period after confirmation of Proficient accreditation by the Teacher Accreditation Authority for teachers who have been employed for a minimum of one year full time and subject to the officer’s satisfactory performance of their duties and demonstrating continued efficiency in teaching practice via an annual performance and development process. For those teachers who have confirmation of accreditation at Proficient but do not have one year full time service, progression from Step 2 to Step 3 will take effect from the first full pay period after the completion of one year of full time service.

 

3.8      Salary progression from Step 3 to Step 4, Step 4 to Step 5, Step 5 to Step 6 and from Step 6 to Step 7 will take effect from the first full pay period after the completion of one year of full time service for those teachers who continue to meet the requirements of Proficient accreditation, including maintenance and subject to the officer’s satisfactory performance of their duties and demonstrating continued efficiency in teaching practice via an annual performance and development process. 

 

3.9      Salary progression from Step 7 to Highly Accomplished/Lead teacher will take effect from the first full pay period after confirmation of Highly Accomplished/Lead accreditation by the Teacher Accreditation Authority for teachers who have been remunerated at Step 7 for a minimum of one year full time and subject to the officer’s satisfactory performance of their duties and demonstrating continued efficiency in teaching practice via an annual performance and development process. For those teachers who have confirmation of accreditation at Highly Accomplished/Lead but do not have one year of full time service at Step 7, progression from Step7 to Highly Accomplished/Lead Teacher will take effect from the first full pay period after the completion of one year of full time service at Step 7

 

3.10    For the purpose of salary progression, one year of full time service is 203 days.

 

3.11    Payment of salaries under this clause is conditional upon a teacher maintaining the appropriate level of accreditation.

 

3.12    Salaries and rates of pay for teachers will be paid in accordance with subclauses 3.5 to 3.12 and Schedule 1A.

 

School Teachers – Transition Arrangements

 

3.13    Existing teachers will transition to the new classification structure from the first full pay period on or after 9 October 2023.

 

3.15    A teacher on Band 1 with more than 203 days of service will:

 

3.15.1 Retain any incremental credit above 203 days and move to Step 2 of the salary scale; and

 

3.15.2 Progress to Step 3 after the attainment of accreditation at Proficient and one year full time service. 

 

3.15.3 Where Proficient accreditation is achieved ahead of one year full time service, progression will occur once one year of full time service is achieved. 

 

3.15.4 Where one year of full time service is achieved ahead of Proficient accreditation, progression will occur once accreditation at Proficient is achieved.

 

3.15.5 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.5 to 3.12.

 

3.16    A teacher on Band 2 with less than 203 days of service will:

 

3.16.1 Move to Step 3 of the salary scale;

 

3.16.2 Progress to Step 4 of the salary scale after one year of full time service; and

 

3.16.3 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.5 to 3.12.

 

3.17    A teacher on Band 2 with more than 203 days of service will:

 

3.17.1 Retain any incremental credit above 203 days and move to Step 4 of the salary scale;

 

3.17.2 Progress to Step 5 of the salary scale after one year of full time service; and

 

3.17.3 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.5 to 3.12.

 

3.18    A teacher on Band 2.1 will:

 

3.18.1 Move to Step 5 of the salary scale;

 

3.18.2 Progress to Step 6 of the salary scale after one year of full time service; and

 

3.18.3 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.5 to 3.12.

 

3.19    A teacher on Band 2.2 will:

 

3.19.1 Move to Step 6 of the salary scale;

 

3.19.2 Progress to Step 7 of the salary scale after one year of full time service; and

 

3.19.3 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.5 to 3.12.

 

3.20    A teacher on Band 2.3 will:

 

3.20.1 Move to Step 7 of the salary scale.

 

3.20.2 Progression to the Highly Accomplished/Lead Teacher rate will only apply to teachers after the attainment of accreditation at Highly Accomplished or Lead and one year full time service.

 

3.20.3 Where Highly Accomplished or Lead accreditation is achieved ahead of one year full time service, progression will occur once one year of full time service is achieved. 

 

3.20.4 Where one year of full time service is achieved ahead of Highly Accomplished or Lead accreditation, progression will occur once accreditation at Highly Accomplished or Lead is achieved.

 

3.21    A teacher on Band 3 will:

 

3.21.1 Move to the Highly Accomplished/Lead Teacher rate.

 

School Counsellors

 

3.22    The rates of pay for school counsellors will be in accordance with the school counsellor’s level of registration and/or teachers accreditation on commencement of employment.

 

3.22.1 A school counsellor with eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board will commence on the SC1 salary.

 

3.22.2 A school counsellor with a minimum of provisional registration with the Psychology Board will commence on the SC2 salary.

 

3.22.3 A school counsellor with evidence against the PPF, general registration with the Psychology Board will commence on the School Counsellor Advanced Certification salary.

 

3.22.4 A school counsellor who is an existing teacher with the Department at the time of commencing employment as a school counsellor will be paid no less than the applicable classroom teacher rate from Schedule 1A, up to a maximum of Step 7, on commencement as a school counsellor.

 

The salary structure is as follows:

 

SC1

Eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board

SC2

Established Certification against the PPF and a minimum of Provisional registration with the Psychology Board.

SC3

(Established Certification)

SC4

(Established Certification

SC5

(Established Certification)

School Counsellor Advanced Certification

Advanced Certification against the PPF, full registration by the Psychology Board and accreditation at proficient by NESA.

 

3.23    Salary progression from SC1 to SC2 will take effect from the first full pay period after confirmation of Established Certification against the PPF and a minimum of provisional registration with the Psychology Board for school counsellors who have been employed for a minimum of one year full time and subject to the satisfactory performance of their duties demonstrated via an annual performance and development process. For those school counsellors who have confirmation of Established Certification against the PPF and a minimum of provisional registration with the Psychology Board but do not have one year full time service, progression from SC1 to SC2 will take effect from the first full pay period after the completion of one year of full time service.

 

3.24    Salary progression from SC2 to SC3, from SC3 to SC4 and from SC4 to SC5 will take effect from the first full pay period after the completion of one year of full time service for those school counsellors who continue to meet the requirements of registration with the Psychology Board and subject to the satisfactory performance of their duties demonstrated via an annual performance and development process. 

 

3.25    Salary progression from SC5 to School Counsellor Advanced Certification will take effect from the first full pay period after Advanced Certification against the PPF in accordance with the procedures implemented by the Department, full registration by the Psychology Board and accreditation at Proficient or higher by NESA for school counsellors who have been remunerated at SC5 for a minimum of one year full time and subject to satisfactory performance of their duties demonstrated via an annual performance and development process. For those school counsellors who have Advanced Certification against the PPF in accordance with the procedures implemented by the Department, full registration by the Psychology Board and accreditation at Proficient or higher by NESA but do not have one year of full time service at SC5, progression from SC5 to School Counsellor Advanced Certification will take effect from the first full pay period after the completion of one year of full time service at SC5.

 

3.26    For the purpose of salary progression, one year of full time service is 203 days.

 

3.27    Payment of salaries under this clause is conditional upon a school counsellor maintaining the appropriate level of registration/certification/accreditation.

 

3.28    Salaries and rates of pay for school counsellors will be paid in accordance with subclauses 3.22 to 3.27 and Schedule 1B.

 

School Counsellor - Transition Arrangements

 

3.29    Existing school counsellors will transition to the new classification structure from first full pay period on or after 9 October 2023.

 

3.30    A School Counsellor on Band 1 with less than 203 days of service will:

 

3.30.1 Move to SC1 of the salary scale; and

 

3.30.2 Progress to SC2 after attainment of a minimum of provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF and one year of full time service. 

 

3.30.3 Where minimum of provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF is achieved ahead of one year of full time service, progression will occur once one year of full time service is achieved. 

 

3.30.4 Where one year of full time service is achieved ahead of a provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF, progression will occur once provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF is achieved.

 

3.30.5 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.22 to 3.27.

 

3.31    A School Counsellor on Band 1 with more than 203 days of service but without provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF will:

 

3.31.1 Move to SC1 of the salary scale; and

 

3.31.2 Progress to SC2 after the attainment of provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF; and

 

3.31.3 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.22 to 3.27.

 

3.32    A School Counsellor on Band 2 with less than 203 days of service will:

 

3.32.1 Move to SC2 of the salary scale;

 

3.32.2 Progress to SC3 of the salary scale after one year of full time service; and

 

3.32.3 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.22 to 3.27.

 

3.33    A School Counsellor on Band 2 with more than 203 days of service will:

 

3.33.1 Move to SC3 of the salary scale;

 

3.33.2 Progress to SC4 of the salary scale after one year of full time service; and

 

3.33.3 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.22 to 3.27.

 

3.34    A School Counsellor on Band 2.1 will:

 

3.34.1 Move to SC3 of the salary scale;

 

3.34.2 Progress to SC4 of the salary scale after one year of full time service; and

 

3.34.3 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.22 to 3.27.

 

3.35    A School Counsellor on Band 2.2 will:

 

3.35.1 Move to SC4 of the salary scale;

 

3.35.2 Progress to SC5 of the salary scale after one year of full time service; and

 

3.35.3 Progress further in accordance with clause 3.22 to 3.27.

 

3.36    A School Counsellor on Band 2.3 will:

 

3.36.1 Move to SC5 of the salary scale.

 

3.36.2 Progression to School Counsellor Advanced Certification will only apply to School Counsellors after the attainment of Advanced Certification against the PPF, general registration with the Psychology Board, accreditation at Proficient and one year full time service.

 

3.36.3 Where Advanced Certification against the PPF is achieved ahead of one year of full time service, progression will occur once one year of full time service is achieved. 

 

3.36.4 Where one year of full time service is achieved ahead of Advanced Certification against the PPF, progression will occur once Advanced Certification against the PPF is achieved.

 

3.37    A School Counsellor on Band 3 will move to the School Counsellor Advanced Certification rate.

 

HSLO/ASLO/Education Officers – Salary Scale

 

3.38    Home School Liaison Officers, Aboriginal Student Liaison Officers and Education Officers who are not eligible for standards based remuneration will be remunerated on the salary scale at Schedule 1C. Salaries and rates of pay for HLSO’s/ASLO’s/EO’s will be paid in accordance with subclauses 3.39 to 3.40 and Schedule1C.

 

3.39    Minimum salaries on commencement of employment and maximum salaries for those classifications remunerated on the salary scale in Schedule at 1C are set out in the table below:

 

Classification

Minimum starting salary

Maximum salary

Education officers and Aboriginal student liaison officers:

 

 

Non graduates

Step 5

Step 13

Graduates without teacher training

Step 5

Step 13

Graduates with five years of training

Step 6

Step 13

 

3.40    Subject to clause 6, Salary Progression and Maintenance, clause 21, Calculation of Service, officers and temporary employees will progress without change to their incremental date by way of annual increments to Step 13 on the salary scale as set out in Schedule 1C.

 

Principal Classification Structure

 

3.41    Principals will be classified as follows and paid in accordance with Schedule 2A.

 

3.41.1 Teaching Principal (TP1) or Associate Principal

 

3.41.2 Teaching Principal (TP2) or Associate Principal

 

3.41.3 Principal 1 (P1)

 

3.41.4 Principal 2 (P2)

 

3.41.5 Principal 3 (P3)

 

3.41.6 Principal 4 (P4)

 

3.41.7 Principal 5 (P5)

 

3.42    The rate of pay for a principal will provide for a base principal salary and a complexity loading for principals in the classifications of P2, P3, P4 and P5.

 

3.43    The principal classification in is derived from the school funding allocation as prescribed by the Purpose of Funding for the Principal Classification document.

 

3.44    An annual review of funding thresholds will take place linked to the release of the school funding allocations and from the previous school year.

 

3.45    Base salaries and complexity loadings will be adjusted where applicable in accordance with subclause 3.2.

 

3.46    In circumstances where the application of the school funding allocation to a school results in a higher principal classification, the principal will, while they remain at that school, receive the new salary effective from Day 1, Term 1 of the following year.

 

3.47    In circumstances where the application of the school funding allocation to a school results in a lower principal classification, the principal will, while they remain at that school, retain their classification, complexity loading and salary for a period of three years effective from Day 1, Term 1 of the following year.

 

At the end of the three year period, the principal’s classification, complexity loading and salary will revert to the relevant level in accordance with Schedule 2A.

 

3.48    Principals who hold a substantive principal position and choose to remain on the former principal classification structure will be remunerated according to Schedule 2B under the previous enrolment based classification and review procedure with salaries increased in accordance with subclause 3.2.

 

4.  Deduction of Union Membership Fees

 

4.1      The union will provide the employer with a schedule setting out union fortnightly membership fees payable by members of the union in accordance with the union’s rules.

 

4.2      The union will advise the employer of any change to the amount of fortnightly membership fees made under its rules.  Any variation to the schedule of union fortnightly membership fees payable shall be provided to the employer at least one month in advance of the variation taking effect.

 

4.3      Subject to 4.1 and 4.2 above, the employer must deduct union fortnightly membership fees from the pay of any employee who is a member of the union in accordance with the union’s rules, provided that the employee has authorised the employer to make such deductions.

 

4.4      Monies so deducted from employees’ pay must be forwarded regularly to the union together with all necessary information to enable the union to reconcile and credit subscriptions to employees’ union membership accounts.

 

4.5      Unless other arrangements are agreed to by the employer and the union, all union membership fees must be deducted on a fortnightly basis.

 

4.6      Where an employee has already authorised the deduction of union membership fees from his or her pay prior to this clause taking effect, nothing in this clause will be read as requiring the employee to make a fresh authorisation in order for such deductions to continue.

 

5.  Allowances

 

5.1      Allowances will be paid in accordance with this clause and Schedules 7 and 8. Allowances in terms of Schedule 7 will be paid to officers and or temporary employees in the circumstances set out in subclauses 5.2 to 5.7 inclusive.

 

5.2      In lieu of evening work, weekend work, travel time (where applicable) and all additional duties and responsibilities involved to:

 

5.2.1   Home school liaison officers and Aboriginal student liaison officers.

 

5.2.2   Teachers in charge

 

5.2.3   Year advisers.

 

5.2.4   Teachers other than the principal appointed to teach classes of students with disabilities.

 

5.2.5   Principals of schools designated by the Secretary as schools for specific purposes.

 

5.2.6   The Principal of Stewart House.

 

5.2.7   The deputy principal (primary) or assistant principal of a central school.

 

5.3      In demonstration schools to:

 

5.3.1   principals -

 

Former PP1 and PP2 schools, classified as such prior to 1 January 2016, which receive the allowance under subclause 5.3.1 will continue to be paid this allowance for the duration of this award.

 

5.3.2   other promotions positions; and

 

5.3.3   trained teachers.

 

5.4      In schools where there is a requirement for demonstration lessons to be taken to:

 

5.4.1   teachers, for each demonstration lesson in excess of two in any term actually given by them; and

 

5.4.2   teachers at any other school at which demonstration lessons are given in respect of authorised demonstration lessons for:

 

each half hour lesson; or

 

each 40 minute lesson involving secondary students.

 

5.4.3   provided that payments made to teachers under paragraphs 5.4.1 and 5.4.2 of this subclause are subject to a maximum per annum payment; and for the purpose of this subclause a demonstration lesson will mean a lesson authorised by or on behalf of a university given to student teachers, or a lesson given to another group approved by the Secretary.

 

5.5      In residential agricultural high schools to:

 

5.5.1   teachers rostered for out of normal hours student supervision;

 

5.5.2   head teacher (welfare) for residential supervision;

 

5.5.3   a teacher appointed to be in charge of residential supervision;

 

5.5.4   principals for on call and special responsibilities; and

 

5.5.5   deputy principals for on call and special responsibilities.

 

5.6      To supervisors of female students:

 

5.6.1   Where the average attendance of female students does not exceed 200;

 

5.6.2   Where the average attendance of female students exceeds 200 but does not exceed 400;

 

5.6.3   Where the average attendance of female students exceeds 400.

 

5.7      Education officers who have been on top of their appropriate salary scale for a period of twelve months and have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Secretary by the work performed and results achieved, the aptitude, abilities and qualities warranting such payment will receive an additional payment as set out in Schedule 7 and, after a further twelve months, an additional allowance of the same amount.

 

5.8      Locality and related allowances will be paid as set out in Schedule 8.

 

5.9      To Executive Principals, Connected Communities as set out in Schedule 7 subject to the:

 

5.9.1   completion by the Executive Principal, Connected Communities of five (5) years of service in that position; and

 

5.9.2   satisfactory performance of the Executive Principal, Connected Communities in that position at the end of the five year period as determined by the Executive Director, Connected Communities; and

 

5.9.3   on completion of each subsequent five years of service in that position subject to the provisions of 5.9.2 above.

 

6.  Salary Progression and Maintenance

 

6.1      Salary progression for teachers under standards based remuneration will occur in accordance with the provisions of subclauses 3.5 to 3.12.

 

6.2      Salary progression for school counsellors under standards based remuneration will occur in accordance with the provisions of subclauses 3.22 to 3.28.

 

6.3      All progression for temporary teachers is subject to the provisions of subclause 22.4 of clause 22, Temporary Teachers.

 

6.4      Those officers prescribed at subclause 3.38 will be entitled to progress along or be maintained on the salary scale after each 203 days of service subject to the officer’s satisfactory performance of their duties and demonstrating continuing efficiency in teaching practice via an annual performance and development process.

 

6.5      A temporary teacher relieving in a TP1 or AP1 position or Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School or Grade 1 position under clause 24, Relief in TP1 or AP1 or Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School or Grade 1 Positions, will be entitled to be maintained at that salary level subject to the provisions of subclause 22.4 of clause 22, Temporary Teachers.

 

7.  Performance and Development Processes for Teachers

 

7.1      The Secretary can vary the Performance and Development Framework that was jointly developed by the parties and/or replace it with one or more new performance and development framework policies, following consultation with the parties.

 

8.  Salary Packaging

 

8.1      For the purposes of this clause "salary" means the salary or rates of pay prescribed by Schedules 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, and 5 of this award and any allowances paid to an employee which form part of the employee’s salary for superannuation purposes.

 

8.2      An employee may, by agreement with the employer, enter into a salary packaging arrangement including salary sacrifice to superannuation where they may convert up to 100% of their salary to other benefits.

 

8.3      Any pre-tax and post-tax payroll deductions must be taken into account prior to determining the amount of salary available to be packaged. Such payroll deductions may include but are not limited to, compulsory superannuation payments, HECS payments, child support payments, judgment debtor/garnishee orders, union fees, health fund premiums.

 

8.4      The terms and conditions of the salary packaging arrangement, including the duration as agreed between the employee and employer, will be provided in a separate written agreement, in accordance with the Department’s salary packaging guidelines. Such agreement must be made prior to the period of service to which the earnings relate.

 

8.5      Salary packaging must be cost neutral for the employer. Employees must reimburse the employer in full for the amount of:

 

8.5.1   any fringe benefits tax liability arising from a salary packaging arrangement; and

 

8.5.2   any administrative fees.

 

8.6      Where the employee makes an election to salary package the following payments made by the employer in relation to an employee will be calculated by reference to the annual salary which the employee would have been entitled to receive but for the salary packaging arrangement:

 

8.6.1   Superannuation Guarantee Contributions;

 

8.6.2   any salary-related payment including but not limited to allowances and workers compensation payments; and

 

8.6.3   payments made in relation to accrued leave paid on termination of the employee’s employment or on the death of the employee.

 

9.  Initial Appointments

 

9.1      All initial appointments must be on the basis of merit.

 

9.2      The initial appointment of all officers will be for a minimum probationary period of one year. Confirmation of an officer’s permanent appointment will depend on the officer meeting the Department’s requirements for permanent appointment current at that time.

 

10.  Teaching in More Than One Location

 

10.1    Teachers may be programmed to teach in more than one location.

 

10.1.1 Where this occurs there will be full consultation with the affected teacher or teachers, including sufficient notice and any specific needs of the affected teacher or teachers will be taken into account.

 

10.1.2 A teacher who is appointed to a school and is programmed to teach in more than one school will be entitled to the travel compensation provisions at Part B of Schedule 9, Excess Travel and Compensation for Travel on Official Business.

 

11.  Deferred Salary Scheme

 

11.1    Officers may seek to join the Department’s deferred salary scheme.

 

11.2    Successful applicants may defer twenty per cent of their salary for the first four years and be paid the deferred salary in the fifth year.

 

11.3    The deferred salary scheme does not apply to temporary teachers.

 

12.  Compensation for Travel on Department Business

 

12.1    Where an employee is required and authorised to travel on Department business in the performance of their duties, compensation for travel will be determined in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 9- Excess Travel and Compensation for Travel on Official Business.

 

13.  Assessment and Reporting and Quality of Educational Outcomes

 

13.1    The following will be implemented:

 

13.1.1 annual school reports and associated school self-evaluation and improvement programs;

 

13.1.2 school development policy;

 

13.1.3 the Higher School Certificate;

 

13.2    These will be subject to the protocols agreed to in 1997 in relation to Annual School Self-Evaluation, Annual School Reporting and external test data (contained in Matter No. IRC 3925/97 as tabled in the Industrial Relations Commission).

 

13.3    The parties agree to negotiate on variations, if any, to the policies and procedures in place at the commencement of the award, relevant to annual school reports, school self-evaluation committees and school reviews.

 

14.  Teacher Efficiency Process

 

14.1    The Teacher Improvement Programs relevant to each classification under this award will apply to all employees.

 

14.2    Any changes to existing procedures or the development of new procedures will be the subject of consultation between the parties.

 

15.  Teaching Hours for Years 11 and 12

 

15.1    The purpose of this clause is to increase the delivery of Vocational Education and Training in schools and to enhance the curriculum opportunities available for post compulsory secondary students arising from the new Higher School Certificate.

 

15.2    A secondary school must have core hours sufficient to operate an eight by 40 minute period timetable per day (or its equivalent).

 

15.3    A principal will arrange for timetabling of classes for the year (or other period over which a school’s timetable may apply) to maximise the extent to which the curriculum preferences of Year 11 and 12 students can be satisfied to meet the purpose expressed in subclause 15.1 above.

 

15.4    In addition to the core hours a principal may timetable classes for Years 11 and 12 outside core timetable hours between 7.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, where not to do so would unnecessarily restrict Year 11 and 12 student course choice, provided that:

 

15.4.1 the principal has consulted with the school community; and

 

15.4.2 has taken into account the issues of course access for Year 11 and 12 students, parental concerns and practical matters relating to the operation of classes at such times.

 

15.5    A teacher must not unreasonably refuse to teach classes at this time.

 

15.6    Provided that the overall hours of duty of the school teacher will not be exceeded, a teacher timetabled in accordance with this clause and working beyond the core timetable hours will be entitled to an equivalent period of core timetabled time off during the week for the time beyond the core time so taught.  Wherever possible, the time off should be at the beginning or end of the core hours of the school day.

 

15.7    A teacher will not be required to be timetabled both before and after the core hours on any given day.

 

16.  Allocation of Duties in High Schools

 

16.1    Teachers (other than teachers in training), head teachers and deputy principals in high schools may be required to teach the following periods (or their time equivalent):

 

Classification

Teaching periods per week

Periods per week, as determined by the principal, for sport (refer to subclause 16.6)

Teachers in High Schools

28

up to 3

Head Teachers in High Schools

22

up to 3

Deputy Principals in High Schools

14

up to 3

 

16.2    A principal may require a teacher (other than a teacher in training), head teacher or deputy principal in high schools to relieve an absent colleague by working the following alternate periods as defined in subclause 2.3:

 

Classification

Additional Alternate Periods

 

per term

Teachers in High Schools

Up to 6

Head Teachers in High Schools

Up to 5

Deputy Principals in High Schools

Up to 3

 

16.3    Provided that such alternate periods will be allocated:

 

16.3.1 with due regard to the non-teaching duties required to be performed by the teacher, head teacher or deputy principal; and

 

16.3.2 as far as possible to a teacher, head teacher or deputy principal in the same faculty as that of the absent teacher.

 

16.4    Nothing in subclauses 16.1 to 16.3 will preclude a teacher from working school generated or other alternate periods on a voluntary basis where the exigencies of the work and the welfare of the students so require.

 

16.5    Teachers may, at the discretion of the principal, be required to take "in lieu of" classes as defined in subclause 2.34.

 

16.6    In lieu of requiring a teacher to supervise sporting activity in accordance with subclause 16.1 of this clause, a principal of a school, with the agreement of the teacher or teachers concerned, may make provision for that teacher or teachers to undertake two periods of alternate face to face teaching duties during weekdays or to undertake sports supervision on weekends.

 

16.7    A principal may require all teachers with Year 12 classes to take, from the time Year 12 students leave to sit for their Higher School Certificate examinations in Term 4 of each year, up to 50 per cent of their timetable load of Year 12 classes as Year 12 relieving periods.  So far as possible, periods will be allocated to a teacher in the same faculty as that of the absent teacher.

 

17.  Teaching Outside Normal School Hours

 

17.1    A principal, with the agreement of the teacher or teachers concerned, may make provision for timetabling of certain classes other than Years 11 and 12 classes beyond the core hours of operation of a school and for teachers to work within those extended hours.  Provided that the overall hours of duty of the teacher must not be exceeded.

 

17.2    A teacher commencing or finishing duty before or after the required attendance for the core hours at the school, will be entitled to an equivalent period of time off during the week.  Wherever possible, the time allocated in lieu of extended duty should be at the beginning or end of the core hours of the school day.

 

18.  Alternative Work Organisation

 

18.1    Except as provided in clause 10, Teaching in More Than One Location; clause 15, Teaching Hours for Years 11 and 12; or clause 17, Teaching Outside Normal School Hours:

 

18.2    The parties agree to provide options which facilitate alternative work organisations in schools.

 

18.3    Teaching staff in a school or other workplace may seek to vary its organisation in order to improve students' learning conditions and or to improve teachers' working conditions, provided that:

 

18.3.1 the proposal can be implemented within the school's or workplace's current staffing entitlement;

 

18.3.2 the proposal has the concurrence of the principal (or other responsible officer) and the majority of the staff;

 

18.3.3 the teachers directly affected by the proposal concur;

 

18.3.4 consultation with staff, parents, students and relevant community groups is undertaken where appropriate;

 

18.3.5 consideration is given to equity and gender and family issues involved in the proposal;

 

18.3.6 proposed variations in work arrangements are in writing and approved by the Secretary or nominee and Federation organiser or state office director and senior officer of the Federation, prior to implementation;

 

18.3.7 if either party believes that the proposed variation in work organisation is in conflict with the provisions of the award, then the proposal will be forwarded to the Alternative Work Organisation Committee, consisting of two senior officers of the Department and of the Federation, or nominees, to review the proposals developed;

 

18.3.8 where the Alternative Work Organisation Committee considers a proposed variation in work arrangements which complies with 18.3.1 to 18.3.6 above conflicts with the provisions of the award the parties may apply to the Industrial Relations Commission to vary the award by consent; and

 

18.3.9 the parties agree to continue to trial and review pilots on work organisation in schools to facilitate flexibility in order to respond to increasing student enrolments.

 

19.  Teachers Appointed to More Than One School

 

19.1    Where in any school a teacher cannot be, or has not been, allocated a complete teaching load the teacher may be appointed to teach in more than one school. Such teachers include teacher librarians and teachers of English as a second language.

 

19.2    A teacher appointed to two or more schools will be entitled to the travel compensation and excess travel provisions of Part A of Schedule 9, Excess Travel and Compensation for Travel on Official Business.

 

20.  Qualifications, Recruitment and Training

 

20.1    The minimum academic qualifications, vocational experience and or industrial experience and teacher training requirement for appointment as a teacher or other officer will be determined by the Secretary.

 

20.2    The Secretary will determine the procedures and mode of appointment for the recruitment of teachers from persons with an appropriate mix of academic qualifications, teacher training and or industry/vocational experience during or prior to the completion of appropriate academic qualifications or teacher training.

 

21.  Calculation of Service

 

21.1    In calculating the years of service for the purposes of this award, the following will not be taken into account:

 

21.1.1 any time period during which an employee is not eligible to progress by reason of failure to satisfy any condition attaching to salary progression under this award;

 

21.1.2 any leave of absence without pay exceeding five days in any year of service;

 

21.1.3 any time period necessary to give full effect to a reduction in salary imposed by the Secretary under the provisions of the Teaching Service Act 1980.

 

22.  Temporary Teachers

 

22.1    From January 2001, temporary teachers were entitled to pro rata salary and conditions of permanent teachers, other than the provisions at clause 11, Deferred Salary Scheme.

 

22.2    The Department will maintain the following practice: when a teacher has occupied a single substantive part time position for more than two years and it is expected that the position will continue, the teacher may apply for conversion to permanent part time status in that position.

 

22.3    The Department will seek to maximise the filling of vacancies in schools by the appointment of permanent teachers, including permanent part time teachers, where reasonably practical.

 

22.4    Subject to the provisions of clause 21, and the temporary teacher/school counsellor demonstrating continuing efficiency in teaching / counselling practice via an annual performance and development process, satisfactory performance and professional growth, will be entitled to be maintained on the salary level for a promotions position after each 12 months of service. Salary progression for temporary teachers and school counsellors under standards based remuneration will occur in accordance with the provisions of subclauses 3.5 to 3.12 and 3.22 to 3.28 respectively.

 

22.5    Subject to the provisions of clause 21, and demonstrating continuing efficiency in teaching practice via an annual performance and development process, satisfactory performance and professional growth, those employed temporarily in classifications prescribed at subclause 3.38 will  be entitled to progress or to be maintained on the salary level for a promotions position after each 12 months of service or to progress to the next step of the salary scale following the completion of 203 days of service irrespective of breaks in that service.

 

23.  Casual Teachers and Casual School Counsellors

 

23.1    The rates of pay for casual teachers are set out in Schedule 4, Table 1 and Table 2.

 

23.2    The daily hours of engagement for a casual teacher, which will be worked continuously, will be six and one half hours per day, including a 30 minute break during those hours.

 

23.3    The minimum daily engagement for casual teachers will be two hours.

 

23.4    Where a casual teacher relieves a teacher who has been timetabled to teach as provided in clause 15, Teaching Hours for Years 11 and 12, then the provisions of subclause 15.6 and 15.7 of that clause will apply to the casual teacher provided that the time off can be taken either at the beginning or end of the six and one half hour period of daily engagement of the casual teacher. 

 

23.5    Where a casual teacher reports to a school for duty on any day on the basis of a request by an authorised officer and is then advised that their services are not required, the casual teacher will be entitled to receive payment for one half of one day’s pay at the appropriate rate in Schedule 4, Table 1 and Table 3.

 

23.6    The rates of pay of casual teachers are loaded by 5 per cent to be inclusive of the following incidents of employment: sick leave, family and community service leave, special leave and leave loading.  Entitlements under the Long Service Leave Act 1955 and Determination 5 of 2006, Casual School Teachers Adoption, Bereavement, Maternity, Parental and Personal Carer’s Entitlements or its successor, are not affected.

 

23.7    Casual teachers will receive either a CT1, CT2 or CT3 rate of pay as provided for in Table 1 of Schedule 4 in accordance with their accreditation.  Accreditation requirements for teachers are prescribed at subclause 3.5.

 

23.8    Casual teachers who commence work at the CT1 rate of pay will be required to work for a minimum of the full time equivalent of two years before being eligible to receive the CT2 rate of pay if they have attained the relevant accreditation.  Casual teachers will be required to work for a further minimum of the full time equivalent of two years before being eligible to receive the CT3 rate of pay provided they have maintained the relevant accreditation.

 

Casual School Teacher - Transition Arrangements

 

23.9    Existing casual school teachers will transition to the new classification structure from first full pay period on or after 9 October 2023.

 

23.10  A casual teacher on Band 1 will:

 

23.10.1           Move to CT1 of the salary scale; and

 

23.10.2           Progress to CT2 of the salary scale after two years full time service and proficient accreditation.

 

23.10.3           Where Proficient accreditation is achieved ahead of two years full time service, progression will occur once two years of full time service is achieved.

 

23.10.4           Where two years of full time service is achieved ahead of Proficient accreditation, progression will occur once accreditation at proficient is achieved.

 

23.11  A casual teacher on Band 2 with less than 406 days of service will:

 

23.11.1           Move to CT2 of the salary scale; and

 

23.11.2           Progress to CT3 after two years of full time service.

 

23.12  A casual teacher on Band 2 with more than 406 days of service will:

 

23.12.1           Move to CT3 of the salary scale.

 

23.13  Casual school counsellors will receive either a CSC1 or CSC2 rate of pay as provided for in Table 2 of Schedule 4 in accordance with their registration. Registration requirements for CSC1 and CSC2 are prescribed at clause 3.22 and 3.28.

 

Casual School Counsellor - Transition Arrangements

 

23.14  Existing casual school counsellors will transition to the new classification structure from first full pay period on or after 9 October 2023.

 

23.15  A casual school counsellor on Band 1 will:

 

23.15.1           Move to CSC1 of the salary scale; and

 

23.15.2           Progress to CSC2 of the salary scale after one year of full time service and attainment of minimum of provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF.

 

23.15.3           Where minimum of provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF is achieved ahead of one year of full time service, progression will occur once one year of full time service is achieved. 

 

23.15.4           Where one year of full time service is achieved ahead of minimum of provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF, progression will occur once minimum of provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF is achieved.

 

23.16  A casual School Counsellor on Band 1 with more than 203 days of service without provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF will:

 

23.16.1           Move to CSC1 of the salary scale; and

 

23.16.2           Progress to CSC2 of the salary scale after the attainment of minimum of provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF.

 

23.17  A casual School Counsellor on Band 1 with more than 203 days of service and with provisional registration and Established Certification against the PPF will:

 

23.17.1           Move to CSC2 of the salary scale.

 

23.18  A casual School Counsellor on Band 2 will:

 

23.18.1           Move to CSC2 of the salary scale.

 

24.  Relief in TP1 or AP1 Position or Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School Grade 1

 

24.1    Where the qualification period for the payment of higher duties is satisfied:

 

24.1.1 a casual teacher relieving in a TP1 or AP1 position or as a Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School Grade 1 in excess of ten days will be paid the daily rate equivalent as set out in Schedule 4, Table 2; and

 

24.1.2 a temporary teacher relieving in a TP1 or AP1 position or as a Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School Grade 1 will be paid the salary of the position on a pro rata basis.

 

24.2    Where a TP1 or AP1 position or a position as a Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School Grade 1 has been advertised and there are no available officers in the Teaching Service who apply for the position, then a casual teacher or a temporary teacher who meets the merit selection criteria may be appointed to the TP1 or AP1 or Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School Grade 1 on a temporary basis for the remainder of the year.

 

25.  Training and Development

 

25.1    The Secretary will schedule each year two days during school time for the purpose of system and school training and development.

 

25.2    The Secretary will approve additional periods during school time for training and development of staff in some system priorities.

 

25.3    The Secretary will also provide a program of training and development opportunities for staff outside of school hours.

 

26.  Multi Skilling

 

26.1    Subject to appropriate qualifications, training and taking into account a teacher’s long term career path opportunities, the Secretary may make provisions for teachers to extend or vary classifications on a temporary or permanent basis for:

 

26.1.1 primary teachers to teach Years 7 and 8 and secondary teachers to teach Years 5 and 6 classes;

 

26.1.2 secondary teachers to teach across subject areas in high schools; and

 

26.1.3 secondary or primary teachers to teach in subject areas covered by their qualifications, notwithstanding faculty organisations.

 

26.2    The Secretary will:

 

26.2.1 identify such other long term and short term priority areas for multi skilling to meet the needs of the Department; and

 

26.2.2 designate any appropriate qualifications and training or course accreditation requirements.

 

26.3    To retrain teachers for identified priority areas, the Secretary will establish appropriate retraining courses of appropriate content and duration.

 

27.  Duties as Directed

 

27.1    The Secretary or delegate, nominee or representative may direct an employee to carry out such duties as are within the limits of the employee’s skill, competence and training consistent with the classifications covered by the award and provided that such duties are not designed to promote deskilling.

 

27.2    The Secretary may direct an employee to carry out such duties and use such tools, materials and equipment as may be required, provided that the employee has been properly trained in the use of such tools, materials and equipment.

 

27.3    Any directions issued by the Secretary pursuant to subclauses 27.1 and 27.2 must be consistent with the Secretary’s responsibility to provide a safe and healthy working environment.

 

28.  Other Rates of Pay

 

28.1    Other rates of pay in schools will be paid in terms of Schedule 5.

 

29.  Home School Liaison Officers and Aboriginal Student Liaison Officers - Special Conditions

 

29.1    Special conditions covering home school liaison officers and Aboriginal student liaison officers are set out in Schedule 10.

 

30.  Teachers in Residential Agricultural High Schools - Special Conditions

 

30.1    Special conditions covering teachers at residential agricultural high schools are set out in Schedule 11.

 

31.  Dispute Resolution Procedures

 

31.1    Subject to the provisions of the Industrial Relations Act 1996, the following procedures will apply:

 

31.1.1 Should any dispute (including a question or difficulty) arise as to matters occurring in a particular workplace, then the employee and or the Federation’s workplace representative will raise the matter with the appropriate principal or supervisor as soon as practicable.

 

31.1.2 The principal or supervisor will discuss the matter with the employee and or the Federation’s workplace representative within two working days with a view to resolving the matter or by negotiating an agreed method and time frame for proceeding.

 

31.1.3 Should the above procedure be unsuccessful in producing resolution of the dispute or should the matter be of a nature which involves multiple workplaces, then the employee and or the Federation may raise the matter with an appropriate officer of the Department, either the  Director, Educational Leadership or  at the Executive Director level, with a view to resolving the dispute, or by negotiating an agreed method and time frame for proceeding.

 

31.1.4 Where the procedures in paragraph 31.1.3 do not lead to resolution of the dispute, the matter will be referred to the Chief People Officer of the Department and the Branch Secretary of the Federation.  They or their nominees will discuss the dispute with a view to resolving the matter or by negotiating an agreed method and time frame for proceeding.

 

31.2    Should the above procedures not lead to a resolution, then either party may make application to the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales.

 

32.  No Further Claims

 

32.1    Other than as provided for in the Industrial Relations Act 1996 and the Industrial Relations (Public Sector Conditions of Employment) Regulation 2014, there are to be no further claims/demands or proceedings instituted by a party to this Award before the NSW Industrial Relations Commission for extra or reduced wages, rates of pay, allowances or conditions of employment with respect to the Employees covered by the Award that take effect prior to 9 October 2024.

 

33.  Anti-Discrimination

 

33.1    It is the intention of the parties bound by this award to seek to achieve the object in section 3(f) of the Industrial Relations Act 1996 to prevent and eliminate discrimination in the workplace.  This includes discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, marital status, disability, homosexuality, transgender identity, age and responsibilities as a carer.

 

33.2    It follows that in fulfilling their obligations under the dispute resolution procedures prescribed under clause 31, the parties have obligations to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the operation of the provisions of this award are not directly or indirectly discriminatory in their effects.  It will be consistent with the fulfilment of these obligations for the parties to make application to vary any provision of the award which, by its terms or operation, has a direct or indirect discriminatory effect.

 

33.3    Under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, it is unlawful to victimise an employee because the employee has made or may make or has been involved in a complaint of unlawful discrimination or harassment.

 

33.4    Nothing in this clause is to be taken to affect:

 

33.4.1 any conduct or act which is specifically exempted from anti-discrimination legislation;

 

33.4.2 offering or providing junior rates of pay to persons under 21 years of age;

 

33.4.3 any act or practice of a body established to propagate religion which is exempted under section 56(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977; and

 

33.4.4 a party to this award from pursuing matters of unlawful discrimination in any state or federal jurisdiction.

 

33.5    This clause does not create legal rights or obligations in addition to those imposed upon the parties by the legislation referred to in this clause.

 

34.  Work, Health & Safety

 

34.1    For the purposes of this clause, the following definitions will apply:

 

34.1.1 A "labour hire business" is a business (whether an organisation, business enterprise, company, partnership, co-operative, sole trader, family trust or unit trust, corporation and/or person) which has as its business function, or one of its business functions, to supply staff employed or engaged by it to another employer for the purpose of such staff performing work or services for that other employer

 

34.1.2 A "contract business" is a business (whether an organisation, business enterprise, company, partnership, co-operative, sole trader, family trust or unit trust, corporation and/or person) which is contracted by another employer to provide a specified service or services or to produce a specific outcome or result for that other employer which might otherwise have been carried out by that other employer’s own employees.

 

34.2    If the employer engages a labour hire business and/or a contract business to perform work wholly or partially on the employer’s premises, the employer will do the following (either directly, or through the agency of the labour hire or contract business):

 

34.2.1 consult with employees of the labour hire business and/or contract business regarding the workplace occupational health and safety consultative arrangements;

 

34.2.2 provide employees of the labour hire business and/or contract business with appropriate occupational health and safety induction training including the appropriate training required for such employees to perform their jobs safely.

 

34.2.3 provide employees of the labour hire business and/or contract business with appropriate personal protective equipment and/or clothing and all safe work method statements that they would otherwise supply to their own employees; and

 

34.2.4 ensure employees of the labour hire business and/or contract business are made aware of any risks identified in the workplace and the procedures to control those risks.

 

34.3    Nothing in this clause is intended to affect or detract from any obligation or responsibility upon a labour hire business arising under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 or the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998.

 

35.  Secondary College of Languages

 

35.1    The conditions of employment and rates of pay for employees (that term is defined in clause 2.8 of Schedule 12) at the Secondary College of Languages are exclusively as provided for in Schedule 12 to this award.

 

35.2    Such employment under Schedule 12 of this award is separate from any employment addressed elsewhere in this award under the Teaching Service Act.

 

36.  Educational Paraprofessionals

 

36.1    Educational paraprofessionals will be remunerated in accordance with Schedule 6 of this award depending on their qualifications.  Educational Paraprofessionals will be entitled to progress along or be maintained on the Educational Paraprofessional salary scale after each 203 days of service subject to demonstrating satisfactory performance.

 

36.2    Educational paraprofessionals are employed in conjunction with National Partnership programs, as participants in internship and cadetship programs and as required for other initiatives undertaken in the Department.

 

37.  Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

 

37.1    The parties agree that the standards used for the determination of teacher salaries under this award will be the seven standards comprising the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as at December 2013 and set out in Schedule 13 to this award.

 

37.2    Achievement of these standards will be demonstrated through accreditation and maintenance at the Proficient teacher level and Highly Accomplished teacher level in line with the requirements of the Authority.

 

38.  Area, Incidence and Duration

 

38.1    This award rescinds and replaces the Crown Employees (Teachers in Schools and Related Employees) Salaries and Conditions Award published 20 January 2023 (393 I.G. 1120).

 

38.2    This award will commence on and from 1 January 2022 and remain in force until 8 October 2024.

 

38.3    The changes made by variation to the Crown Employees (Teachers in Schools and Related Employees) Salaries and Conditions Award published 20 January 2023 (393 I.G. 1120) will take effect from 9 October 2023.

 

sCHEDULE 1A

 

TEACHER SALARIES - STANDARDS BASED REMUNERATION

 

The following salary scale applies to teachers.

 

Classification

Salary to commence on or after 9.10.2023

 

$

Step 1

85,000

Step 2

91,413

Step 3

95,317

Step 4

99,220

Step 5

106,131

Step 6

114,115

Step 7

122,100

Highly Accomplished/Lead

129,948

Teacher

 

 

sCHEDULE 1b

 

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR SALARIES -STANDARDS BASED REMUNERATION

 

The following salary scale applies to school counsellors.

 

Classification

Salary to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

SC1

95,317

SC2

99,200

SC3

106,131

SC4

114,115

SC5

140,502

School Counsellor Advanced Certificate

151,742

 

Schedule 1c

 

HOME SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICERS, ABORIGINAL STUDENT LIAISON OFFICERS, EDUCATION OFFICERS - SALARY SCALE

 

The following salary scale applies to existing home school liaison officers, Aboriginal student liaison officers and education officers who are unable to achieve accreditation with NESA.

 

Current Salary steps

Salary to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Increase

4%

Step 13

117,564

Step 12

107,257

Step 11

103,189

Step 10

99,130

Step 9

95,070

Step 8

91,010

Step 7

86,945

Step 6

82,880

Step 5

78,823

 

SCHEDULE 2a

 

PRINCIPAL CLASSIFICATION STRUCTURE

 

Classification

Salary to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Increase

8%

Teaching Principal 1 (TP1) or Associate Principal

140,502

Teaching Principal 2 (TP2) or Associate Principal

164,044

P1

168,547

 

(Base level)

P2

181,413

 

(Base level + 12,866 complexity loading)

P3

201,040

 

(Base level +32,493 complexity loading)

P4

209,831

 

(Base level + 41,284 complexity loading)

P5

216,264

 

(Base level + 47,717 complexity loading)

 

SCHEDULE 2b

 

FORMER PRINCIPAL CLASSIFICATION STRUCTURE

 

The following salary scale applies to existing principals who did not opt-in to the principal classification structure at 2A. 

 

Table 1

 

Classification

Salary to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Increase

8%

High School Principal

 

Grade 1 (PH1)

209,831

Grade 2 (PH2)

201,040

Central School Principal

 

PC1

198,144

PC2

182,720

PC3

175,320

PC4

169,433

Primary School Principal

 

PP1

196,226

PP2

180,950

PP3

173,619

PP4

167,794

PP5

164,044

PP6

140,502

Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School Grade 2

164,044

Principal - Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School Grade 1

140,502

 

Table 2

 

Classification

Salary to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Increase

8%

Executive Principal, Connected Communities

231,868

 

Note: The new principal classification structure which commenced in 2016 does not apply to the position of Executive Principal, Connected Communities.

 

SCHEDULE 3

 

OTHER PROMOTIONS CLASSIFICATIONS IN THE TEACHING SERVICE

 

Classification

Salary to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Increase

8%

School based teaching service

 

High School Deputy Principal

164,044

Deputy Principal (Secondary) Central School

164,044

Primary School Deputy Principal

164,044

Deputy Principal (Primary) Central School

164,044

Assistant Principal Primary School

140,502

Assistant Principal Central School

140,502

Head Teacher High School

140,502

Head Teacher Central School

140,502

Leader, Psychology Practice

168,547*

Senior Psychologist Education (formerly District Guidance Officer)

164,044*

Senior Assistant in Schools

125,262

Non School based teaching service

 

Principal Education Officer

182,926

Senior Education Officer Class 2

164,865

Senior Education Officer Class 1

 

Year 1

140,502

Year 2

146,308

Year 3

152,114

 

 *Structural change for SPE and LPP classifications has determined salary increases

 

Schedule 4

 

Rates of Pay - Casual Teachers and CASUAL SCHOOL COUNSELLORS

 

Table 1

 

Casual Teachers

Rates to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

CT1

439.66

 

 

CT2

493.02

CT3

548.95

 

Table 2

 

Casual Teachers

Rates to commence on or after 9. 10.2023

$

CSC1

493.02

CSC2

548.95

 

Table 3

 

In the case of casual teachers relieving in positions of TP1 or AP1 or as a principal - environmental education centre or hospital school Grade 1, subject to satisfying the requirements, the daily rate of pay will be as follows:

 

 

Rates to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Increase

8%

Casual TP1/AP1 Principal Environmental Education Centre or Hospital School Grade 1

 

726.73

 

Schedule 5

 

Other Rates of Pay

 

Classification

Rates to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Per day

Teacher in Charge

30.76

Demonstration Schools

12.75

Teachers of classes of

 

students with disabilities

17.42

 

SCHEDULE 6

 

EDUCATIONAL PARAPROFESSIONALS

 

 

Rates to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Increase

4%

Step 1

66,639

Step 2

71,080

Step 3

74,764

 

Schedule 7

 

ALLOWANCES

 

Table 1

 

 

Rates from the first pay period on or after 9.10.2023

Increase

4%

Schools

 

Home School Liaison Officer and Aboriginal Student Liaison Officer

3,453

Teacher in Charge

5,348

Year Adviser

4,743

Teachers other than the principal of classes of students with disabilities

3,032

Principals, schools for specific purposes

3,949

Principal of Stewart House

20,144

In a central school – DP (Primary) AP

2,402

Demonstration Schools

 

Principal – formerly classified prior to 1 January 2016 as:

 

Class PP1

3,486

Class PP2

3,093

Other promotion positions

2,710

Trained teacher

2,202

Demonstration lessons

 

Teachers in schools required to take demonstration lessons: per lesson

62.06

In other schools

 

Per half hour lesson

75.04

Per 40 minute lesson

100.00

Maximum per annum

5,650

Residential Agricultural High Schools

 

Rostered supervision teachers

13,343

Head Teacher (Welfare) residential supervision allowance

2,222

Teacher in charge of residential supervision

2,284

Principal on call and special responsibility allowance

20,144

Deputy principal on call and special responsibility allowance

18,200

Supervisor of female students

 

Up to 200 students

2,381

201-400 students

3,830

More than 400 students

4,743

Education Officers

 

Non Graduate

 

Year 2

6,124

Year 1

6,124

Graduate

 

Year 2

4,783

Year 1

4,783

 

Table 2

 

 

Amount (*)

Executive Principal, Connected Communities

50,000

 

(*) Allowance payable subject to the Executive Principal, Connected Communities satisfying the provisions of subclause 5.9.

 

Schedule 8

 

Locality Allowances

 

1.  Definitions

 

1.1      For the purposes of this schedule:

 

1.1.1   "Dependent child" means, unless otherwise defined in the award, a child of which a teacher is a parent and who is resident with and wholly maintained by such teacher and either is under the age of sixteen years or is a full time student under the age of eighteen years or is completing their school studies up to and including Year 12.

 

1.1.2   "Dependent partner" means a person who is resident with and substantially reliant upon a teacher for their financial support, being either the teacher's spouse or a person whom the Secretary is satisfied is cohabiting otherwise than in marriage with the teacher in a permanent de facto and bona fide domestic relationship.

 

1.1.3   "Duly qualified" means a practitioner practising in Australia who, by training, skill and experience, is competent to diagnose, advise with regard to, and or treat the condition in relation to which relevant medical or dental assistance, as the case may be, is reasonably sought.

 

1.1.4   "Married couple" means and will include a teacher and their spouse or a person whom the Secretary is satisfied is cohabiting otherwise than in marriage in a permanent de facto and bona fide domestic relationship.

 

1.1.5   "Practitioner" means a legally qualified and lawfully practising medical practitioner or, as appropriate, a legally qualified and lawfully practising dentist and includes a duly qualified and lawfully practising physiotherapist to whom a teacher or a dependent spouse, partner or child of a teacher has been referred for treatment by a legally qualified medical practitioner.

 

1.1.6   "Reimbursable expenses" means, for the purposes of Part E of this schedule:

 

(i)       Actual travel costs in excess of the amounts specified in subparagraph (iv) of this paragraph in any one instance reasonably incurred in transporting a teacher and or a dependent partner and or dependent child of a teacher from his or her place of residence to a place at which a duly qualified practitioner is consulted.

 

(ii)      Travel charges in excess of the amounts specified in subparagraph (iv) of this paragraph in any one instance made by a duly qualified practitioner reasonably summoned to a teacher or a dependent partner or dependent child of a teacher at or near the place of residence of the teacher.

 

(iii)     The actual cost of accommodation not being hospital or nursing accommodation reasonably and necessarily incurred by a teacher or a dependent partner or dependent child of a teacher in connection with the attendance of that person away from their place of residence at a place at which a duly qualified practitioner is consulted.

 

(iv)     For the purposes of subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of this paragraph, the amounts which travel costs and charges must exceed are as follows:

 

From the first pay period to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

44

 

1.1.7   "School" will l include any school, branch, annex, centre or other establishment to which a teacher is appointed.

 

1.1.8   "Single teacher" means and will include a widow, widower, divorcee or teacher living separately and apart from their spouse.

 

1.1.9   "Travel costs" means, for the purposes of Part E of this schedule, the actual return transport costs payable in respect of the means of conveyance most appropriate to the circumstances and, in relation to a motor vehicle owned by a teacher or a dependent partner of a teacher, an amount calculated for the total distance travelled at the casual  rate determined from time to time by the Secretary; provided, however, that transport costs will not in any circumstances exceed a sum which would be applicable to any return trip over a distance greater than that to and from the place of residence of the relevant teacher and the GPO at Sydney.

 

1.1.10 "Teacher" for the purpose of this schedule means a permanent or temporary employee covered by this award.

 

2.  Part A - Allowances - Climatic Disability

 

2.1      Subject to clause 7 of this schedule, a teacher appointed to a school located in the Western Division of New South Wales upon or to the west of a line starting from a point on the right bank of the Murray River opposite Swan Hill (Victoria), and thence by straight lines passing through the following towns or localities in the order stated, viz., Conargo, Coleambally, Hay, Rankins Springs, Marsden, Condobolin, Peak Hill, Nevertire, Gulargambone, Coonabarabran, Wee Waa, Moree, Warialda, Ashford and Bonshaw, will  be paid an allowance at the rates prescribed in subclause 2.4 below.

 

2.2      Subject to clause 7 of this schedule, a teacher appointed to a school within a zone of New South Wales established by the 0 Degrees Celsius July Average Minimum Temperature Isotherm as contained in the Climatic Atlas of Australia, June 1974 as amended, and published by the Bureau of Meteorology, will be paid an allowance at the rates prescribed in subclause 2.4 below.

 

2.3      The allowances prescribed in subclauses 2.1 and 2.2 of this Part may be extended, excluded or otherwise varied by the Secretary to take into account any special circumstances.

 

2.4      Allowances under subclauses 2.1 and 2.2 are as follows:

 

Subclause No.

Climatic Allowances

Rates from the first pay period to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

 

Increase

4%

2.1

Teacher without dependent partner

1,629

 

Teacher with dependent partner

1,926

2.2

Teacher without dependent partner

824

 

Teacher with dependent partner

1,098

 

*The dependent partner rate is one third greater than the rate for a teacher without a dependent partner.

 

3.  Part B - Allowances - Isolation from Socio Economic Goods and Services

 

3.1      A teacher appointed to a school included in Appendix A of this schedule will be paid the following allowances:

 

 

From the first pay period to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Increase

4%

Group

 

1

5,350

2

4,813

3

4,276

4

3,746

5

3,208

6

2,678

7

2,144

8

1,608

9

1,077

10

536

 

3.2      A teacher with a dependent partner will receive double the allowance prescribed in subclause 3.1 of this clause.

 

3.3      Subject to clause 7 of this schedule, a teacher entitled to an allowance under subclause 3.1 of this clause and with a dependent child or children will be paid the following additional allowances -

 

 

1st dependent child rates from the first pay period to commence on or after 9.10.2023 Per annum

$

Increase

4%

Group 1

640

Group 2

557

Group 3

472

Group 4

389

Groups 5 and 6

309

 

2nd and subsequent dependent child rates from the first pay period to commence on or after 9.10.2023

Per annum

$

Group 1

431

Group 2

354

Group 3

266

Group 4

185

Groups 5 and 6

101

 

4.  Part C - Allowances - Motor Vehicle

 

Subject to clause 7 of this schedule, a teacher appointed to a school included in Appendix A of this schedule will be paid the following allowances -

 

Group

Rates from the first pay period to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

Increase

4%

Groups 1, 2 and 3

2,876

Groups 4, 5 and 6

1,444

 

5.  Part D - Allowances - Vacation Travel Expense - Subject to Clause 7 of this Schedule

 

5.1      A teacher, when proceeding on vacation leave, will be entitled in any calendar year to the payment of certain travel expenses on the following occasions:

 

5.1.1   if appointed to a school included in Appendix A of this schedule and in:

 

(i)       Groups 1 and 2 - three vacation journeys;

 

(ii)      Groups 3, 4, 5 and 6 - two vacation journeys;

 

(iii)     Group 7 - one vacation journey; or

 

5.1.2   if appointed to a school covered by Determination 21 of the Determinations made pursuant to section 25 of the Teaching Services Act 1980, one vacation journey; and or

 

5.1.3   if appointed to a school located more than 720 kilometres from Sydney by the nearest practicable route and other than a school referred to in paragraph 5.1.1 of this subclause, one or more journey(s) if, given the circumstances of the school location, the Secretary considers it to be warranted.

 

Provided always that the provisions of paragraphs 5.1.1, 5.1.2 and 5.1.3 will not apply to a teacher with less than three years' service who, at the date of their engagement for service, was resident in the relevant area.

 

5.2      A teacher eligible for the payment of travelling expenses under subclause 5.1 will have those travelling expenses calculated according to the formula for reimbursement set out in Determination 21 referred to in paragraph 5.1.2 of subclause 5.1 of this clause, except that the amount of overnight expenses will be as set out in subclause 5.3 below, subject to the conditions contained in the aforementioned Determination.  Provided that the use of a teacher's own car will not require the approval of the Secretary.

 

5.3      For the purposes of subclause 5.2, the amount of overnight expenses are as follows:

 

Rates from the first pay period to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

50

 

6.  Part E - Reimbursement of Certain Expenses Related to Medical or Dental Treatment

 

6.1      The provisions of subclauses 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 and 6.6 of this clause apply only to a teacher who is appointed to a school included in Appendix A of this schedule, but do not apply to a teacher -

 

6.1.1   who for the time being is on maternity leave; or

 

6.1.2   who is married to a spouse or has a partner normally resident in the locality, unless such spouse or partner is normally and usually dependent upon the teacher as a consequence of illness, incapacity or other reasonable inability to earn an income sufficient to support themselves and or his or her child or children, as the case may be.

 

6.2      Where a teacher reasonably incurs reimbursable expense, the amount thereof will be paid to that teacher upon written application made to the Secretary.

 

6.2.1   A teacher will not be disentitled to such payment merely by reason of the fact that the reimbursable expense incurred was in relation to the attendance by or upon a duly qualified practitioner who was not the nearest duly qualified practitioner available at the relevant time if special circumstances in the particular case render it desirable that the services of some other duly qualified practitioner be sought.

 

6.2.2   In any instance in which it is necessary for the teacher or the partner of the teacher or some other attendant to accompany the person in respect of whom reimbursable expense is incurred then, upon written application by the teacher to the Secretary, the additional travel and accommodation costs reasonably and actually incurred will be paid to the teacher.

 

6.3      A teacher who claims payment of reimbursable expenses will provide such evidence in substantiation of the claim as the Secretary may reasonably require.

 

6.4      The Secretary will be entitled to refuse payment of any claim where it appears that the expense arose as a direct consequence of the serious and wilful misconduct or gross negligence of the person in respect of whom the expense was incurred.

 

6.5      A teacher will, in respect of any occurrence which gives rise to the incurring of reimbursable expense, take all reasonable steps to recover any insurance, contributory fund, workers' compensation or other benefits or common law damages as may lawfully be payable in respect thereof and any sum actually recovered in respect of items of reimbursable expense under this Schedule will be brought to credit as against the Secretary's liability for the same.  If any such sum will be recovered subsequently to payment by the Secretary of reimbursable expense to a teacher, that teacher will make an appropriate repayment.  The Secretary will not be entitled to withhold payment of reimbursable expense merely upon the ground that it or some portion of it may be recoverable at some time in the future from a third party.

 

6.6      The Secretary may, by notice in writing, require any teacher to effect and keep on foot a policy of insurance or membership of a medical fund to cover that teacher's liability for items of the nature of reimbursable expense under this schedule.

 

6.6.1   In any such case, the Secretary will reimburse to the teacher the amount by which any premium or contribution incurred in so doing exceeds the following amounts:

 

From the first pay period to commence on or after 9.10.2023

$

44

 

6.6.2   If a teacher fails to comply with a requirement made by the Secretary under this subclause, such teacher will not be entitled to claim any reimbursable expense which, but for their failure, would have been recouped to that teacher as a result of the relevant insurance or membership.

 

6.7      When a teacher is necessarily absent from duty for the purpose of securing advice and or treatment from a duly qualified practitioner for such teacher or dependent partner or child of such teacher, any period of such absence involved in travelling to or from the place of residence of the teacher to the place at which the advice or treatment is obtained will not be debited against any sick leave credit to which that teacher is entitled.  Provided that this clause will be without prejudice to the right of the Secretary in their discretion to temporarily appoint the teacher to a school nearer to the place of consultation or treatment where they may deem it desirable so to do.

 

6.8      The Secretary will be entitled to decline payment of reimbursable expense to a teacher in any instance in which such expense relates to a non-urgent elective consultation or treatment which might reasonably have been sought during a vacation period whilst the teacher or their relevant dependent partner, child or children (as the case may be) had, in the normal course, travelled to a location at which the type of consultation or treatment could be obtained.

 

7.  Part F - Payment of Allowances According to Marital Status (Payment of Allowances Regardless of Marital Status)

 

7.1      Subject to subclause 7.2 of this clause, where a married couple consists of two teachers who are otherwise eligible for payment of an allowance under this schedule then, in the case of an allowance under:

 

7.1.1   subclause 2.1 or 2.2 of clause 2 of this schedule, each teacher will only be entitled to one half of the allowance provided therein for a teacher with a dependent partner;

 

7.1.2   subclause 3.3 of clause 3 of this schedule, each teacher will only be entitled to one half of the allowance provided therein for a teacher with a dependent child or children;

 

7.1.3   clause 4 of this schedule, each teacher will only be entitled to one half of the motor vehicle allowance applicable to a single teacher;

 

7.1.4   clause 5 of this schedule, each teacher will only be entitled to one half of the vacation travel allowance; and

 

7.1.5   subclause 6.2 of clause 6 of this schedule, each teacher will not qualify for reimbursement of expenses in so far as the teacher's partner qualifies for and claims reimbursement as a teacher.

 

7.2      Where a married couple includes a teacher entitled to allowances under the award and a person entitled to a similar allowance pursuant to the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Award 2009 published 21 October 2016 (380 I.G. 1292) as varied, or its successor, the teacher will only receive the difference between that allowance and the married couple or dependent allowances under this schedule.

 

8.  Part G - Locality Allowance Committee

 

8.1      A Locality Allowance Committee will be established for the purpose of -

 

8.1.1   investigating all matters in dispute and reporting and making recommendations thereon to the Secretary and the Federation;

 

8.1.2   recommending the inclusion or deletion of schools to be covered by the provisions of clause 3 of this schedule; and

 

8.1.3   recommending the appropriate groupings and alteration of existing groupings of schools within clause 3 of this schedule.

 

8.2      The Locality Allowance Committee will -

 

8.2.1   consist of an equal number of representatives nominated by the Secretary and the Federation;

 

8.2.2   elect its own chairperson, who will not have a casting vote;

 

8.2.3   be permitted to act in the absence of any member, provided more than one half of the members are present; and

 

8.2.4   by its creation and operation not affect the exercise of the powers and functions of any tribunal constituted under the Industrial Relations Act 1996.

 

APPENDIX A

 

Allowance For Isolation From Socio Economic Goods And Services

 

Groupings of Schools

 

Group 1 (9)

 

 

 

 

Clare

Enngonia

Goodooga CS

Louth

Marra Creek

Tibooburra

Wanaaring