Enterprise Agreement Implementation

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:

Implementation Committee

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.

Membership:

  • 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

  1. New Educator Development

Status: Completed

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.

  1. Sustainable Workload Management and Practice

Status: Completed

The School Annual EA Implementation Plan replaces the requirement for school workload committees and simplifies the School Workload Reduction Plan process.

Once completed and signed, please provide a copy to of this plan to School Operations at schooloperations@act.gov.au and Workplace Relations at workplace.relations@act.gov.au.

  1. Class Sizes Policy and Procedures

Status: Completed

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.

  1. 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.

  1. Investment in School Leaders

Status: Ongoing

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.
  1. 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.

  1. Safe and supportive workplaces

Status: Ongoing

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.

AEU Sub-Branch will be guaranteed at least 40 hours paid time over the school year to undertake their duties and responsibilities - HR Advice 17/19 has been published to provide guidance to staff with regard to AEU Consultation and Communication.

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