Teaching Staff Enterprise Agreement
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:
The joint EDU/AEU Implementation Committee has the responsibility to:
- oversee implementation of the clauses of the enterprise agreement
- report on the progress of implementation to employees covered by the enterprise agreement.
- Education Directorate (EDU)
- David Matthews (Chair) - Executive Group Manager, Business Services
- Mark Huxley - Executive Group Manager, School Improvement
- Ross Hawkins - Executive Group Manager, Service Design and Delivery
- Alison Stott - Executive Branch Manager, People and Performance
- Kristine Reyes - Director, Workplace Relations
- Australian Education Union (AEU)
- Glenn Fowler - Branch Secretary
- Jacqui Agius – Senior Industrial Officer
Major Implementation Projects
New Educator Development
New Educators participated in a comprehensive one-week induction program prior to commencement in their respective schools in 2020 with an extension of reduced face-to-face teaching hours in their second and third years of teaching.
Sustainable Workload Management and Practice
The School Annual EA Implementation Plan replaces the requirement for school workload committees and simplifies the School Workload Reduction Plan process.
Class Sizes Policy and Procedures
Implementation of the EDU Class Sizes Policy and Procedures clarifying the maximum number of students per class across all sectors.
Once the variation agreement has been completed and signed, this should be submitted with the School Annual EA Implementation Plan as above.
Reduction of Face-to-Face Teaching for Primary Teachers
Status: Ongoing – commencing in July 2020
Reduction of face-to-face teaching hours for primary teachers supporting primary teachers to strengthen their professional practice.
Investment in School Leaders
Implementation of the Principal Health and Wellbeing Plan to better support school leaders as instructional leaders in their school.A standards-based panel of expert mentors will be established to work closely with principals and School Improvement.
Principal Classification Structure
Status: Completed - Principals have been transitioned into the Structure in August 2019
A new classification and pay structure for Principals is set out in the Agreement. The Principal Classification Structure recognises the increasing responsibility of the principal role through equity challenges, specific to the needs of the school, community and system.
Safe and supportive workplaces
All employees will undertake mandatory occupational violence training, with bi-annual refresher training.
Health and Safety Representatives will be guaranteed at least 80 hours paid time over the school year to undertake their duties and responsibilities.