She added: “Now that we have certainties for teachers, we must ensure that at least two-thirds of public funds for vocational training are paid to FASD.” “Some teachers do 35 [personal lessons a week] at Bendigo Kangan,” says the teacher. All TAFE teachers employed in stand-alone institutes are covered by MEA 2018, which came into force on 19 October 2018. 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. 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. 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. If an enterprise agreement is in effect, the premium does not apply. TAFE`s Victoriaville teachers in stand-alone institutes are covered by the 2018 TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement (MEA 2018). “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.” “This agreement puts an end to this trend and ensures that thousands of temporary and casual employees will be offered safer jobs.” The Federation, Victoria University, Swinburne University and RMIT TAFEs did not join the other institutes to rewrite the labour agreement. Your enterprise agreement defines the terms and conditions of your work, including your compensation, leave, work settlement and dispute resolution process.
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. “This agreement is a significant win for Victoria`s TAFEs and the communities that rely on them,” said Meredith Peace, President of the AEU Victorian Branch. “Defamation of teachers is one of the biggest problems of FAS.” The fact that the DE TAFE institutes are doing so is disrespectful to TAFE teachers and a blatant takeover of 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 2nd Victorian president. 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. Victorian tafe professors at dual sector universities have gone through the following agreements the area Bendigo Kangan Institute has already moved to its service staff to do additional follow-up of students, in addition to the usual teaching duties, triggering more than 30 individual teacher disputes that are heard at the Fair Work Commission.