"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:
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:
5 Employment Types
Teachers may be employed on the following employment types:
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:
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
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:
8.3.2 The support outlined in clause 8.3.1 of this Schedule is subject to the following conditions:
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:
Teachers are entitled to flexible work arrangements in accordance with clause 5.1 of this Agreement.
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:
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 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 (Planning and Taking of Long Service Leave) will apply to teachers.
14 Termination of employment
Employment is terminable:
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