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4 September 2019 : Workload – Instrumental music work to rule

Despite regular meetings of the Instrumental Music Reference Group, progress on resolving the issues behind the work to rule is slow, and consequently it remains in place.

Following yesterday’s meeting of the IMRG, the QTU is hopeful that some matters can be jointly communicated to provide clarity to instrumental music instructors/teachers, coordinators and principals in the coming weeks.

Key issues that the Union is attempting to resolve as a matter of priority include reporting, QCE matters and collegial engagement, and annual teacher performance reviews.

A bulletin will be sent to members advising them of progress. Instrumental music and SATE implementation remain the first areas of attention for the Workload Advisory Council when it is formed

Source  : QTU members' newsflash no.16-19, 4 September 2019

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

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

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


Teacher type issue resolved
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
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.
Consultation a must on matters listed in the work-to-rule directive
Work-to-rule FAQs | Silence from the Department | support from QTU members across the state
work to rule direction
In this edition: IMRC progress | Work to rule | Recruitment | Next steps |
In this issue: QTU member action update | Settlement of the work-to-rule | Work-to-rule ballot


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