1 Definitions

"Global and Education Pathways" refers to the organisational unit so named at the time of the certification of this Agreement or replacement organisational unit.

"Teacher" is a member of the University's staff who is employed in accordance with the salary and conditions of employment set out in this Schedule. A teacher will perform teaching and related duties as set out in clause 4 of this Schedule in the Global and Education Pathways programs specified in clause 2.1.

Definitions in clause 1.3 of this Agreement also apply within this Schedule unless stated otherwise.

2 Application of this Schedule

2.1 This Schedule applies to teachers who perform teaching and related duties in the following programs offered by Global and Education Pathways:

  1. Foundation studies program
  2. Tertiary preparation programs
  3. English language programs
  4. Other non-award programs approved by the University to be offered by Global and Education Pathways.

2.2 This Schedule does not apply to a staff member employed within Global and Education Pathways to perform teaching and related duties in an award program at diploma level or above. Such a staff member will be employed as an academic staff member as defined in clause 1.3 of this Agreement.

2.2 This Schedule operates to the exclusion of the Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2020 and any other award or agreement that would otherwise apply to staff whose employment is regulated by this Schedule.

3 Application of this Agreement

Part B of this Schedule sets out the clauses of this Agreement that apply or do not apply to teachers covered by this Schedule.

4 Descriptor for a teacher

A teacher will teach and deliver program content in a classroom or online format, and undertake assigned related duties.

Teachers will possess the minimum relevant qualifications and teaching experience required for the program and in accordance with applicable national accreditation standards in force from time to time.

Tasks and Skills

A teacher will possess the requisite skills to perform a range of duties such as:

  • delivering unit content in a classroom setting or online;
  • preparing unit content for delivery in a classroom or online;
  • development of learning and teaching materials and assessment items;
  • assessing exams, essays and assignments and relaying results to students;
  • consulting with students;
  • contributing to curriculum design for programs;
  • participating in approved projects;
  • completing administrative tasks associated with program delivery;
  • participation in meetings, professional development.

5 Employment Types

Teachers may be employed on the following employment types:

  1. Full-time employment refers to employment other than part-time, fractional or casual and may be on a fixed-term or continuing basis. A full-time teacher will be engaged to work for 35 hours per week. However, for the purpose of determining the number of hours worked by a teacher each contact hour of teaching delivery by a teacher will count as 1.5 hours of work, including administration, assessment and consultation.

    Full-time employment may be on a continuing or fixed term basis.
  2. Part-time employment means employment for less than the normal ordinary weekly hours (or face-to-face teaching load) specified for a full-time teacher, for which all entitlements are paid on a pro rata basis calculated by reference to the time worked.

    Part-time employment may be on a continuing or fixed term basis.
  3. Fractional employment means employment on a full-time or part-time basis for a specified period or periods of not less than 4 weeks or more than 40 weeks in any calendar year, for which all entitlements are paid on a pro rata basis at the same rate applicable for a part-time or full-time teacher with the same qualifications, experience and teaching load.

    Fractional employment may be on a continuing or fixed term basis and may be for full-time or part-time weekly hours. A teacher employed on a continuing or fixed-term fractional basis may apply to the University to receive an annualised or averaged salary payment in accordance with clause 1.8.2 of the Agreement.
  4. Casual employment is engagement by the hour and is paid a rate on either an hourly basis or daily basis, and including a 25% loading, as set out in Part C of this Schedule. The 25% loading is in compensation for the casual nature of the appointment and all paid leave entitlements which casual staff members are not eligible to receive; including but not limited to personal leave, public holidays, annual leave, long service leave (other than where, in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009, an applicable award or a State Act provides an entitlement) and annual leave loading.

6 Employment Categories

Full-time, part-time or fractional teachers may be employed on continuing or fixed term basis as defined below:

Continuing employment means employment with no specified end date and is employment other than fixed-term or casual. Continuing employment may contain a reasonable probationary period that is directly related to the nature of the work to be carried out under the contract.

Fixed term employment means employment for a specified period. A fixed term appointment will normally be for one year or more except may be for a lesser period in the following circumstances:

  1. to perform a specific task or project which is expected to be completed within a period of less than one year; or
  2. to replace of a staff member who is either on authorised leave; or
  3. to perform the duties of the position which is vacant while the usual occupant is on secondment or higher duties or for which recruitment action has commenced.

Subject to the staff member's satisfactory conduct and performance, where an equivalent position exists at the expiry of the staff member's period of engagement, the University will offer a further engagement to the staff member. Where practicable, notice of re-engagement will be given at least 2 weeks before the expiry of the current engagement and the staff member will give one week's notice of acceptance to the University.

7 Conversion from Casual Employment

A casual teacher may have a right to apply for conversion from casual employment to full-time, part-time or fractional employment in accordance with the National Employment Standards.

8 Managing for Performance Excellence

8.1 Probation

A teacher, other than a casual teacher, may be required to complete a period of probationary employment of up to 6 months. The performance requirements during probation will be directly related to the nature of the work to be carried out.

The teacher and their nominated supervisor will meet during the probationary period to discuss the teacher's performance.

The nominated supervisor will make a written recommendation regarding the confirmation or non-confirmation of the staff member's appointment and provide it to the delegated officer for consideration and decision.

Where the delegated officer has approved the recommendation for confirmation of appointment a copy of the approval is provided to the staff member by the nominated supervisor and a copy forwarded to Human Resources for updating of the employee record and placement on the staff member's personal file.

In cases where non-confirmation is recommended, the staff member's supervisor will provide that recommendation and any material on which that recommendation is based to the staff member 10 working days before the end of the staff member's probation. The staff member will have 5 working days to provide a response to that recommendation. The Member of the Executive will refer the matter (including any response provided by the staff member) to the relevant Member of the Senior Executive for decision.

8.2 Development and Performance

Teachers and their nominated supervisor will participate in the University's development and performance process, at least on an annual basis, in accordance with clause 4.8 of this Agreement.

8.3 Study Time and Financial Assistance to Support Study

8.3.1 The University encourages the personal commitment of teachers to continuous learning. Continuing and fixed-term teachers undertaking further education courses are eligible for:

  1. study time in the form of paid leave of up to 130 hours per calendar year (pro rata for part time staff members) for attendance at lectures and other requirements (e.g. assignments, exam preparation, travel time and practicals) for the period of the study; and
  2. financial assistance of up to 50% of the cost of each unit, pro-rata for other than full-time employment fraction, may be provided.

8.3.2 The support outlined in clause 8.3.1 of this Schedule is subject to the following conditions:

  1. the course of study is to assist their development and the course satisfies the needs of the University,
  2. approval of requests for study time is subject to the requirement that University operational and customer service needs are appropriately met. Agreement will not be unreasonably withheld,
  3. approval of financial assistance is subject to evidence of completion of each unit,
  4. the unused portion of any study leave provided under this clause does not accrue, and
  5. study time and financial assistance will be in line with this Agreement and with the University's policy for Study Support.

9 Hours of work

The normal ordinary hours of work for a teacher will be 35 hours per week.

Teachers are entitled to the following breaks:

  1. an unpaid meal break of at least 30 minutes after 5 hours of work.
  2. 2 paid 10-minute rest breaks on each day as follows:
    a) one 10-minute break between the time of starting work and the usual meal break; and
    b) a second 10-minute break between the usual meal break and the time of finishing work.

Teachers are entitled to flexible work arrangements in accordance with clause 5.1 of this Agreement.

10 Salaries

The salary payable to full-time and casual teachers covered by this Schedule will be in accordance with Part C of this Schedule. The salaries are applied on a pro-rata basis for part-time and fractional teachers. The salary increases specified in clause 2.1 of this Agreement apply.

The minimum period of engagement for casual teachers is 2 hours.

Casual teachers will receive payment for all work which the University requires them to perform.

11 Higher duties allowance

A teacher who is assigned responsibilities or duties which warrant the payment of a higher duties allowance will be paid an allowance in accordance with the University policy and procedures for higher duties allowances. All allowances will attract University superannuation contributions.

If a teacher is assigned responsibilities or duties which warrant payment of a higher duties allowance, the teacher will receive an allowance if the period during which the staff member performs those duties is not less than fifteen (15) weeks.

12 Incremental progression

A teacher will normally achieve progression to the next incremental step of the salary rates detailed in Part C of this Schedule 4, following each twelve (12) months of paid service. The staff member must be able to demonstrate that they have met the necessary performance outcomes and expected levels of achievement for incremental progression to the next salary step, as assessed by the staff member's supervisor following a performance review carried out in accordance with the University's procedures. An increment will not be withheld other than in accordance with the University's policy and procedures for Incremental Progression.

Casual teachers are also eligible for incremental progression in accordance with this clause:

  • if they have performed casual work for the University in 26 weeks or more of the previous 12 months; and
  • they are engaged or re-engaged by the University in the same or substantially similar role.

13 Leave

Leave for teachers is in accordance with the leave entitlements set out in Section 3, Providing for Leave. In the case of long service leave, sub-clauses to (Planning and Taking of Long Service Leave) will apply to teachers.

14 Termination of employment

Employment is terminable:

  • by the resignation or retirement of the staff member,
  • by the abandonment of employment by the staff member,
  • by the position being declared redundant where the staff member is not redeployed,
  • by the staff member's employment being otherwise terminated by the University in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Agreement, or
  • by the death of a staff member
Page last updated on 08/02/2023

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