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

Workload Advisory Council

The joint Workload Advisory Council (WAC) contained in the 2019 enterprise bargaining (EB) agreement has been established  and held its first meeting on 18 February 2020. The  QTU has five representatives  to the WAC.

  • Dr Peter Darben, an experienced senior teacher in a metropolitan region school, and QTU Executive member
  • Beck Humphreys, a teacher at a P-12 state school in Central Queensland region, and QTU Executive member
  • Kate Ruttiman, QTU Deputy General Secretary
  • Chris Smith, a deputy principal in a Central Queensland state school, and QTU State Council member
  • Andrew Thompson, principal of Redland District Special School, and QTU Executive member

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The WAC’s role is to collect information about what is causing workload pressures and propose workload reduction initiatives. Submissions will be invited by the department in the first half of the year, preferably from groups of employees, e.g. school staff, a network of specialist teachers, a cluster of schools. The QTU will establish “interest groups” (for want of a better term) of members with similar roles to provide ideas to our WAC representatives.

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