Employment Conditions

The Department is committed to providing remuneration and employment conditions so as to attract, develop and retain the best staff. A summary of some of the general conditions of employment are outlined. Lecturing Officers employed under the TAFE Act (other than HPIs) are entitled to a range of leave entitlements each Institute year.

An ‘Institute year’ means 1 February to 31 January in the following year.

Educational Staff

Recreation Leave and Non-Attendance Days:

Lecturers, Principal Lecturers

  • 20 days recreation leave per Institute year
  • 29 days non-attendance days per Institute year

    Lecturers who do not deliver Educational Programs

    • Lecturers who do not deliver educational programs and who are appointed on or after 1st December 1996 will be entitled to up to ten non-attendance days per Institute year.

    Educational Managers and Directors

    • 20 days recreation leave per Institute year
    • Up to 10 days non-attendance per Institute year

    Annual sick leave entitlements - TAFE Act officers (excluding Lecturers' Assistants)

    • 70 hours at the start of each Institute year

    Family Carer’s Leave

    • All officers, who have sick leave entitlements, are eligible to apply for family carer’s leave.

    Long Service Leave

    • All officers are entitled to 90 calendar days leave on full pay upon completion of ten years of effective service.
    • For each completed year of effective service thereafter, officers are entitled to an additional nine calendar days.
    • An officer who has completed at least seven years effective service may be permitted to take pro-rata long service leave based on their completed number of years of effective service.

    Special Leave

    • You can apply for a range of special leave provisions with or without pay, including compassionate leave, adoption leave, defence force leave, cultural leave, union training, and occupational health and safety training.

     

    Professional Staff

    Recreation Leave

    • PSM Act employees (other than casuals) are entitled to 20 days (150 hours) recreation leave each service year.
    • Full-time employees accrue and are credited with recreation leave in hours at a rate equivalent to 1⅔ working days (or 12.5 hours) for each completed month of service. Recreation leave for part-time employees will be calculated on a proportional basis.

    Sick Leave

    • All employees (other than casuals) employed full-time are entitled to 12 working days (90 hours) sick leave per financial year.

    Family Carer’s Leave

    • Employees who have sick leave entitlements are able to apply for family carer’s leave.
    • Family Carer’s Leave allows employees to access up to ten paid working days from their sick leave entitlements in any one year. The purpose of this leave is to provide support for a family member who is sick.

    Long Service Leave

    • All employees are entitled to 90 calendar days leave on full pay on completion of their first ten years of effective service.
    • For each completed year of effective service thereafter, employees qualify for an additional nine days. Where casual employees have worked on a continuous weekly basis, long service leave entitlements will be calculated upon average hours.
    • An employee who has completed at least seven years of effective service may be permitted to take pro-rata long service leave based on their completed number of years.

    Special Leave

    • You can apply for a range of special leave provisions with or without pay, including carer’s leave, compassionate leave, adoption leave, defence force leave, cultural leave, union training, and occupational health and safety training.
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