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

Workload reduction measures

The forthcoming review of allocative methodology will require an examination of the fundamental duties of teachers and school leaders.

Mapping exactly what teachers and school leaders are currently required to do is a crucial early step in the review of duties and responsibilities and the consequent identification of the workload creep that has occurred in recent years. Without that detailed mapping, it’s impossible to establish what workload can be reasonably and permanently removed.

Workload reduction matters for teachers, heads of program and school leaders

The QTU has produced a range of resources to help members address workload issues in their individual school contexts. 

Further information

Workload reduction resources

Draft 2022 Certified Agreement

MOAs

Joint Statements

DoE-QTU Joint Statements

Principles of good workload management

Information : principles of good workload management
Journal article - EB9 clauses overview
Journal article - EB9 clauses unpacked

Australian Curriculum

Journal article - Curriculum changes approved

P-12 CARF

WAC

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 WAC’s role was 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.

We thank the QTU Reps on the WAC, Beck Humphreys, Chris D Smith, Peter Darben and Andrew Thompson, who committed their time to these meetings and provided excellent input on behalf of members over the three years.

Outcomes of the Workload Advisory Council

School leaders

Regional and Systematic Initiatives

Beginning teacher

Annual Performance Review [APR]

*the current joint statement is being updated and reviewed with the Department of Education

Collegial engagement

*the current joint statement is being updated and reviewed with the Department of Education

Data

Moderation

NCCD

Journal article - about NCCD
Journal article - NCCD workload reduction
Department document - NCCD

NCT

Planning, preparation and differentiation

DoE-QTU joint statement - planning, preparation, differentiation and planning for individual students, including individual curriculum plans
QTU Position Statement
Information
Worksheet

*the current joint statement is being updated and reviewed with the Department of Education

Playground duty and meal breaks

Information about meal breaks and supervision
Information
Journal article - QTAD - Q & A

Rostered Duty Time

A full-time teacher will have 25 hours (1,500 minutes) of rostered duty time per week.

An instrumental music teacher/instructor will have 30 hours (1,800 minutes) of rostered duty time per week.

Rostered duty time includes face-to-face teaching duties, associated professional duties, non-contact time and the 10 minute rest pause each day.

Duties undertaken outside rostered duty time (e.g. school camps) should only occur on a voluntary basis.

Teaching in State Education Award - State 2016

The right to disconnect

Worksheet
Journal article - Work-life balance and the right to disconnect from digital communication