Enterprise Bargaining

Information for QTU members employed by TAFE Queensland.


TAFE EB update

5 January 2017 :  The  new TAFE agreement TAFE Queensland Educators Certified Agreement 2016was certified in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on 5 January 2017 (see TAFE newsflash of 6 Jan 2017)

Now that the agreement is certified by the QIRC the agreement formally takes effect, as does the modern award, the TAFE Queensland Award – State 2016 replacing the TAFE Teachers' Award - State 2012

13 Dec 2016: The QTU run ballot on the acceptability of the proposed certified agreement for TAFE Educators was a resounding success, with 99% of votes supportive of the proposed agreement. A similar result was returned in the employer ballot – we have been advised that 95.8% of respondents voted in favour of the proposed agreement in the TAFE Queensland run ballot.


EB timelines:

The 2012 certified agreement for our TAFE colleagues employed by TAFE Queensland was due to expire in 2016. THE QTU negotiated with TAFE Q and the new agreement was certified in the QIRC on 5 Jan 2017

The current timelines for the TAFE Queensland EB process:

  • May/June 2016: Member consultation on log of claims.
  • 9 June 2016: TAFE award modernisation finalised, allowing bargaining to commence.
  • 11 June 2016: QTU TAFE Council to consider log of claims.
  • 26 July 2016: Log of Claims endorsed by TAFE Executive
  • 28 July 2016: Target start date for new agreements.
  • 24 October 2016 : an in-principle agreement with TAFE Queensland reached
  • 7 Nov 2016 : QTU ballot of TAFE Q members closed
  • 28 Nov 2016 : TAFE Q ballot of members closed
  • 5 January 2017 : new agreement certified in the QIRC
  • 23 Jan 2017 : New agreement published on the QIRC website