The starting point of the new negotiation process will be the agreement in principle with the AEU NSW Teachers` Federation. The TAFE NSW bargaining team and the union discussed the state of the process`s current roles in the next company agreement. If you have any specific questions, head over to the website or email We have discussed a number of areas of the agreement to help us move forward and complete them. I am confident that we can work with the unions to negotiate a positive outcome in the near future. Your contract of employment defines the terms and conditions of your work, including your payroll, vacation, work and dispute resolution procedures. If a contract of enterprise is in force, the supplement does not apply. Victorian TAFE teachers at dual-sector universities are subject to the following dual-sector agreements If you have any questions, you can contact your local human resources manager. On the Fair Work Commission website you can find very useful information about company agreements in or you can also call their information line at 1300 799 675. Several TAFE institutes joined forces last week to ask the Fair Work Commission to change the wording of the current multi-company agreement they signed in October last year to stipulate that evaluation done during classes may not count towards lessons. The agreed salary increase of 2.5% will be paid on February 23, 2017. This includes retroactive payments from the first full salary period after TAFE NSW entered into an agreement with the NSW Teachers` Federation, i.e. on 2 December 2016.

If you would like to appoint a negotiator to represent you during the negotiation process (including yourself), send an email to The email should include your full name and electronic signature, as well as the details of the representative you wish to appoint. You can appoint a negotiator at any time during the negotiation process. We have created webinars to help with implementation and explanations of agreement. Click below and search for TAFE-specific training to access these recordings. A number of bargaining issues were identified and addressed, including the level of salary increases, the duration of the proposed agreement, terms and conditions of employment, and current testing of staff functions. Discussions have largely focused on scoping and then clarification of issues, and more detailed negotiations are expected to take place in subsequent rounds. To ensure that there is no uncertainty about the validity of the NERR or possible delays in the further development of a new agreement, TAFE NSW has decided to terminate the current negotiation process so that a new process can start as soon as possible. If you have specific questions, I invite you to participate in forums held at your institute, visit the website or email To learn more about company agreements, please read the Frequently Asked Questions or read this brochure. To provide feedback or ask your own questions, please visit the website. Today I attended a corporate negotiation meeting for teachers and related staff with the AEU NSW Teachers` Federation and self-appointed representatives, the 14th meeting that took place since the agreement expired last July. Accordingly, I inform you that TAFE NSW terminates with immediate effect the ongoing negotiation process for a company agreement to replace the 2013 company agreement of the TAFE Committee for Teachers and Related Employees of NSW.

If you have any questions, please visit or email your actions “are contrary to the agreed educational agreements set out in the agreement that all TAFE CEOs signed in 2018,” Peace said. A teacher at the Bendigo Kangan Institute, who requested anonymity, said that after the move, face-to-face classes went from an average of 21 hours per week, as stated in the company agreement, to 27 to 30 hours of teaching time for many teachers. Several of the state`s TAFE institutes have jointly turned to fair work to tear up their workplace agreements with teachers and force teachers to spend more hours on face-to-face classroom work. A copy of the approved agreement is available here. If you are a member of the union, you will soon receive a ballot to vote on the proposed class action. Of course, we all strive to minimize the impact on our students and industry partners. We ask you to support us over the coming weeks as we work hard behind the scenes to finalize the deal. Federation University, Victoria University, Swinburne University and TAFE RMIT did not join the other institutes in rewriting the company agreement. If you have any questions about this process, please contact “Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews was elected with the promise that he would save TAFE, but it appears that his government does not support TAFE teachers and is ready to allow TAFE CEOs to undermine [the deal].

Under the current four-year working agreement, signed in October last year, the time a TAFE teacher spends in class is limited to 800 hours per year, while the time spent on course planning and evaluation is limited to 400 hours. If you have any questions about the process or the new agreement, please contact your local HUMAN resources and security team or send an email You will receive two more emails from me shortly. The first will inform you that TAFE NSW is ready to renegotiate for a company agreement that can be approved by the Fair Work Commission. The second will provide you with a new NERR. TAFE NSW is about to start negotiations on a new company agreement for TAFE NSW employees covered by the TAFE Commission of NSW Teachers and Associated Employees Company Agreement 2013. The current agreement expires on 30 June 2015. TAFE NSW is committed to negotiating in good faith until we have a company agreement that will help TAFE to be competitive in a competitive VET environment and continue to provide high quality training. All parties involved in the negotiations will meet again within 4 weeks and resume negotiations.

TAFE NSW will continue to bargain in good faith with the union and designated representatives. Once the agreement is concluded, any negotiated wage increases from that date will be paid after approval by the Fair Work Board. This may take some time, but TAFE is determined to continue to negotiate in good faith to try to reach an agreement with unions and collective bargaining representatives. When these negotiations are completed, you will be asked to vote on a new company agreement. In the meantime, the existing company agreement on wages and working conditions remains in force. The issuance of the NERR is an important step in the process of concluding a company agreement. If there are irregularities in this process, the Fair Work Commission will not approve a company agreement, even if it has been adopted by a majority of employees. This would mean another delay of several months – a result I would like to avoid. . I would like to point out that Kerry Penton, who is currently the negotiator, will be returning to the Riverina Institute in the coming weeks. I look forward to working directly with the parties in the next round of negotiations and will be supported in the negotiations by the People and Security Team. The Bendigo Kangan Institute has already decided to supervise its staff in addition to the usual teaching tasks in addition to the usual teaching tasks, which has led to more than 30 individual conflicts by teachers who are heard by the Fair Work Commission.

The implementation of this company agreement is an essential step to ensure that TAFE NSW is able to grow and secure more jobs. All current teachers and associated staff have the right to vote. We have a number of consultation sheets that cover all common professional and industrial issues. Employees of an institute, Bendigo Kangan, have already been placed in the position, the union said. . On February 8, TAFE NSW held a meeting with the union and appointed collective bargaining representatives to discuss the company agreement for teachers and related employees. On 21 July 2015, representatives of tafe NSW`s collective bargaining and the AEU NSW Teachers` Federation met to start negotiations on the draft 2015 company agreement between teachers and employees of TAFE NSW. A calendar of meetings has been agreed until the beginning of September. Tafe NSW`s negotiating team answered a number of questions about the proposal. All parties agreed on a timetable for future meetings.

Greetings Kerry Penton DIRECTOR, WORKFORCE ENGAGEMENT TAFE NSW will continue to negotiate with workers` representatives to find an acceptable outcome to the challenges we face together: thousands of Victorian TAFE teachers are about to go to war with their employers, the state`s TAFE institutes, to increase their teaching workload without increase. On 8 and 16 October, TAFE NSW, the union and the appointed representatives met for our sixth round of negotiations for the TAFE Committee of the 2015 Company Agreement between teachers and NSW employees. If you have any questions, please contact your local Human Resources and Security team… “Some teachers do 35 [face-to-face classes a week] in Bendigo Kangan,” the teacher said. To succeed in a changing VET environment, we believe a number of reforms are needed. .