Employment Agreements

What are Enterprise Agreements?

Enterprise Agreements are the primary source of employment conditions in the Directorate. Enterprise Agreements are negotiated between employees and the Directorate in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009. Each agreement must be approved by a majority of employees who vote prior to approval by the Fair Work Commission. Enterprise Agreements should be read in conjunction with the relevant Industrial Awards, Legislation and Standards.

Teaching Staff

The ACTPS Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022 was approved by the Fair Work Commission on 15 August 2019 and replaces the ACTPS Education and Training Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2014-2018. The Agreement came into operation on 22 August 2019 and nominally expires on 30 September 2022.

The Agreement can be accessed below:

Teaching Staff Enterprise Agreement Implementation

Staff (other than teachers)

The ACT Public Sector Standards Commissioner notified on 16 November 2017 that the ACT Government is commencing bargaining for the new ACT Public Service (ACTPS) Enterprise Agreements. Information updates on the voting are provided in the page below:

Administrative and Related Classifications

The ACTPS Administrative and Related Classifications Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 came into operation on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

This Agreement covers all Senior Officers, Administrative Service Officers and School Assistants. For further information please click on the links below:

Infrastructure Services

The ACTPS Administrative and Related Classifications Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 came into operation on Tuesday, 21 May 2019.

This agreement covers Building Service Officers and General Service Officers.

Technical and Other Professionals

The ACT Public Sector Technical and Other Professionals Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 came into operation on 20 August 2019 and nominally expires on 31 October 2021. This agreement covers Information Technology Officers, Professional Officers and Senior Professional Officers.

Health Professional

The ACT Public Sector Health Professional Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 came into operation 5 June 2019.

This agreement covers Health Professional.

Support Services

The ACT Public Sector Support Services Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 came into operation on 1 August 2019 and nominally expires on 31 October 2021. This agreement covers Allied Health Assistant

Attraction and Retention Incentives (ARIns)

The Attraction and Retention Incentives (ARIns) is provided in Annex B of the relevant ACT Public Sector Enterprise Agreement.

Special Employment Arrangements (SEAs)

Clause M1 of the ACT Public Sector Education and Training Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2014-2018 PDF File (1.2 Mb) provides an agreed framework for Special Employment Arrangements (SEAs).

ARIns/SEAs improve the Directorate's ability to attract and retain the best staff and provide a mechanism for enhanced rates of pay and conditions where there is a need for the Directorate to be more competitive in the open market.

For more information please contact Workplace Relations at workplace.relations@act.gov.au .

Australian Workplace Agreement

Staff currently covered by an Australian Workplace Agreement (AWA), who require more information on terms and conditions of employment may contact Workplace Relations at workplace.relations@act.gov.au .

Previous Agreements

Previous agreements can be accessed on the EDU Employment Agreements site.

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