08 Sep Aeu Tafe Agreement 2018
Their actions «go against the agreed educational agreements, set out in the agreement signed by all TAFE CEOs in 2018,» Peace said. Several state TaFE institutes have jointly applied for fair work to tear up their company agreements with teachers and force teachers to spend more hours attendance classes. A teacher at the Bendigo Kangan Institute, who requested anonymity, said that after the move, attendance hours increased from an average of 21 hours per week, as stipulated in the company agreement, to 27 to 30 hours of classes for many teachers. Victorian tafe teachers in dual sector universities are subject to the following Victorian TAFE-Lehrer dual sector agreements in autonomous institutes are covered by the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018 (MEA 2018). Several TAFE institutes met last week to ask the Fair Work Commission to amend the text of the multi-company agreement they signed last October to clarify that the assessment carried out during the teaching period should not be taken into account in the course hours. «This agreement is a huge gain for Victoria`s TAFEs and the communities that depend on it,» said Meredith Peace, President of the Victorian Branch of the AEU. «The previsation of teachers is one of the main problems of TAFEs. Under the current four-year corporate agreement signed last October, the time spent by a TAFE teacher in class is limited to 800 hours per year, while the time spent on class planning and assessment is limited to 400 hours. «Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews was elected with the promise to save tafe, but it appears that his government does not support TAFE professors and is ready to allow TAFE CEOs to undermine [deal].» .