Under the current four-year employment contract, signed last October, a TAFE teacher`s time in the classroom is limited to 800 hours per year, while class planning and evaluation time is limited to 400 hours. Several TAFE institutes met last week to ask the Fair Labour Committee to amend the text of the current multi-company agreement they signed in October last year to clarify that classroom evaluation should not be taken into account during school hours. “Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews was elected with a promise to save TAFE, but it appears that his government does not support TAFE teachers and is ready to allow TAFE CEOs to undermine the agreement.” We have created webinars to support the implementation and declaration of the agreement. Click below, and searh for TAFE-specific training to access these recordings. Its measures “are in line with the educational agreements agreed in the agreement that all TAFE CEOs signed in 2018,” Peace said. A teacher at the Bendigo Kangan Institute, who requested anonymity, said that after the move, class hours had gone from an average of 21 hours per week, from 21 hours a week to 27 to 30 hours of classes for many teachers, as stipulated in the enterprise agreement. Several of TAFE`s national institutes have applied to Fair Work to tear up their employment contracts with teachers and force teachers to spend more hours of personal instruction. “Some teachers do 35 [personal lessons a week] at Bendigo Kangan,” says the teacher. The Bendigo Kangan Institute has already placed its staff on the rotationboard to provide additional supervision of students in addition to the usual teaching tasks, resulting in more than 30 individual teacher disputes heard by the Fair Labour Commission. If an enterprise agreement is in effect, the premium does not apply.
The Federation, Victoria University, Swinburne University and RMIT TAFEs did not join the other institutes to rewrite the labour agreement. “For the TAFE institutes, it is a lack of respect for TAFE teachers and a blatant grip for more hours of classes in order to achieve greater productivity among AEU members, which has never been agreed upon,” said Meredith Peace, the union`s Victorian branch. Thousands of TAFE`s Victorian teachers are about to go to war with their employers, TAFE`s public institutes, to increase their teaching burden without a pay increase. Victorian TAFE professors at alternating universities are covered by the following dual sector agreements Your enterprise agreement defines the terms of your work, including your salary, leave, workload and dispute resolution processes. Despite the increased workload, teachers are still paid for a 38-hour week, the teacher said, adding that the workweek has been demibilized due to the need to complete their own professional development as well as administrative work, in addition to the extra time required for evaluation. For many of our students, the process is seen as a structured professional reflection rather than a useless tire jump. And from this reflection comes a personal confidence in one`s own professional competence. It`s not a best-scut; Only we have a conversation, so we can both find out if we are well matched and what everything will look like. If you have questions, questions, thoughts or ideas, then you are cordially invited to share them. The form goes directly to one of the coaches who works with the teachers of TAFE Victoria, so that it does not get lost in some sales pipelines. The reclassification is subject to the “full documentation” of the 200 hours of professional activity. This is a simple little sentence that means a lot of recordings.
Experience tells us that effective documentation of your activities along the way will be the key to avoiding headaches (and heart pain!) at the other end.