THE PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL VOICE OF QUEENSLAND’S TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS IN STATE SCHOOLS AND TAFE FOR MORE THAN 130 YEARS.

Knowing your working conditions - 17 March 2021

Knowing your basic working conditions

As a teacher or school leader, it’s important that you know your working conditions and are able to access important information about your entitlements and role description.

As you consider your current workload, this information will provide clarity on those things that you must do as part of your role, as well as your core conditions as outlined in the certified agreement and the award. 

The QTU guides provide up to date information on basic working conditions to support our members. These guides include excerpts from the relevant industrial agreements and outline your working conditions and entitlements. The QTU basic guides cover a range of topics including general working conditions, leave entitlements class sizes, timetabling, non-contact time, understanding your legal rights.  Additionally, there are QTU guides for Education Leaders, consultation, timetabling and back to basics EB implementation. All of these resources are available to support QTU members and can be accessed via the QTU website.

You can find the guides here:https://www.qtu.asn.au/publications.../publications/guides

The guides are also supported by information and advice brochures. Some of these include; senior teacher, experienced senior teacher, long service leave, annual performance review process, managing employee complaints, flexible work arrangements and many more. The suite of brochures can be accessed by members on the QTU website. 

Click on the link below to access the brochures: https://www.qtu.asn.au/collection-member-only/brochures

It’s also important to remember that the working conditions we have today are the result of activism of members to secure wins for QTU members. This work continues today in our ongoing work with the department to implement the principles set out in the agreed statement on workload reduction strategies released last year: https://www.qtu.asn.au/application/files/8916/1353/2198/workload_reduction_resource_journal_format.pdf

Uploaded 17 March 2021

we are ready to help you