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Instrumental music teachers/instructors

Update 18 October

During the recent spring vacation, QTU Deputy General Secretary Kate Ruttiman received correspondence from the Department of Education’s Deputy Director-General, which was referred to QTU Executive for a response.  The department’s letter addresses all nine parts of the QTU’s work-to-rule directive.

Executive recommended that QTU members employed as instrumental music teachers and instructor be balloted on lifting the work-to-rule directive.

Accordingly, QTU Executive recommends that QTU members, employed as instrumental music teachers/instructors support lifting the work-to-rule directive. An online ballot will be sent to the email that you have recorded with the QTU and we envisage that this will occur in week three of this term.

To make sure you get to vote in the ballot, check and update your member details, including your email, in seven quick clicks:

  1. Click to visit the QTU webpage at www.qtu.asn.au
  2. Click the “MyQTU” button
  3.  Enter your username and password, then click “Login”
  5. Click “Update Contact”
  6. Update your details and click “Submit”
  7. Remember to click to “Log Out”.

Read More : Instrumental music teachers' bulletin 18 October 2019


Work-to-rule directive(effective start of 2019 school-year)

Vote in the Ballot  regarding the lifting of this directive 

Read More : Instrumental music teachers' bulletin 18 October 2019

The work-to-rule directive took effect from the commencement of the 2019 school year.

 The Directive

Instrumental music teachers/instructors who are members of the Queensland Teachers’ Union are hereby directed to work-to-rule in accordance with the conditions of the industrial instruments, including:

  1. accessing their entitlement to a daily 45 minute uninterrupted meal break
  2. not conducting concerts outside of rostered duty time, where such concerts would mean that the instrumental music teacher/instructor will exceed the maximum of 20 concerts
  3. not conducting rehearsals, or associated supervision duties, outside of the hours of 08:00 to 16:00
  4. not preparing or providing samples of student work for moderation, nor attending moderation meetings, nor providing A – E reporting for instrumental music students
  5. not providing data for QCE reporting
  6. not sending recruitment letters, nor showing the recruitment video
  7. aside from mandatory reporting, not providing any reports on OneSchool, including parent contacts
  8. not participating in annual teacher performance meetings, aside from those agreed to at base schools that are in accord with the joint statement
  9. not participating in triads, or any other method of collegial engagement, aside from those in a base school that are in accord with the joint statement.


Read more : Instrumental Music Teachers’ Bulletin, 25 January 2019 

See also :Work-to-rule FAQs in the Instrumental music teachers' bulletin, February 2019

Awards and agreements

Instrumental music teachers bulletins


QTU member action update | Settlement of the work-to-rule | Work-to-rule ballot
In this edition: What lifting the instrumental music work-to-rule means and other FAQs
In this edition: IMRC progress | Work to rule | Recruitment | Next steps |
In this issue: Instrumental music voice heard at QTU Biennial Conference | The work to rule continues | Dispute lodged with the Department of Education | Instrumental Music Reference Committee | Workload Advisory Council
Teacher type issue resolved
an update on EB9 negotiations and what they mean to instrumental music teachers/instructors |details of the EB9 rally in Brisbane on 3 July |clarification on what is and what is not covered by the work-to-rule | details of the new Instrumental Music Reference Committee
In this issue: Opus EB9
An Instrumental Music Reference Committee meeting has now been set for week 1 of term two.
Work-to-rule FAQs | Silence from the Department | support from QTU members across the state
Consultation a must on matters listed in the work-to-rule directive
work to rule direction

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