AN120538 Teachers (Catholic Early Childhood Service Centres and Pre-Schools) (State) Award 2006



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AN120538 – Teachers (Catholic Early Childhood Service Centres and Pre-Schools) (State) Award 2006
This AIR consolidated award reproduces the former State award Teachers (Catholic Early Childhood Service Centres and Pre-Schools) (State) Award as at 27 March 2006.
About this Award:

Formerly award 1211 Serial C1324, of the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales.


This award incorporates Serial C3971 dated 22 June 2005, (operative from 1 July 2005), C4852 dated 3 February 2006 (operative from 19 December 2005), C4637 dated 24 March 2006, (operative on and from 21 March 2006).
Printed by authority of the Commonwealth Government Printer.

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Please note that this consolidated former State award is believed to be accurate but no warranty of accuracy or reliability is given and no liability is accepted for errors or omissions or loss or damage suffered as a result of a person acting in reliance thereon.

AN120538 [Notional AIR Consolidation]
(1211) Serial C1324
TEACHERS (CATHOLIC EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICE CENTRES AND PRE-SCHOOLS) (STATE) AWARD 2006
AWARD
PART A 

Arrangement




Clause No.

Subject Matter







1.

Title

2.

Definitions

3.

Salaries

4.

Payment on Termination and Salary Adjustment for Teachers Employed in Pre-School

5.

Shift and Penalty Loadings for Teachers Employed in ECS Centres

6.

Directors’ and Authorised Supervisor Allowance

7.

Annual Leave for Teachers Employed in an ECS Centre

8.

Annual Holiday Loading for Teachers Employed in ECS Centres

9.

Annual Holiday Loading for Teachers Employed in a Pre-School

10.

Sick Leave

11.

Catholic Personal/Care’s Leave

12.

Other Leave

13.

Hours of Work for Teachers Employed in an ECS Centre

14.

Overtime and Time in Lieu - ECS Centres

15.

Miscellaneous

16.

Anti-Discrimination

17.

Union Representatives

18.

Terms of Engagement and Information to be Provided to Teachers

19.

Redundancy

20.

Disputes and Grievance Procedures

21.

Savings Clause

22.

Superannuation

23.

Enterprise Consultation

24.

Labour Flexibility

25.

Area, Incidence and Duration







PART B

MONETARY RATES Table Subject Matter







1.

Rates of Pay for Teachers Employed in an Early Childhood Service Centre

2.

Rates of Pay for Teachers Employed in a Pre-School

3.

Directors’ Allowances

4.

Other Rates and Allowances

5.

Authorised Supervisor’s Allowance (Clause 6.3(i))

6.

Authorised Supervisor’s Allowance (Clause 6.3(ii))







PART C

REDUNDANCY


1. Title
This award shall be known as the Teachers (Catholic Early Childhood Service Centres and Pre Schools) (State) Award 2006.
2. Definitions
For the purposes of this award, except for subclause (c) of this clause and clause 6, Directors’ and Authorised Supervisor Allowance, hereof, all reference to teachers in this award shall include Director, and:
(a) "Teacher" means any person employed as such in an ECS Centre as defined in subclause (d) of this clause, or a Pre-School as defined in subclause (e) of this clause holding Early Childhood qualifications as defined in subclauses (p), (q), (r) and (s) of this clause.
(i) "Full-time Teacher" means any teacher other than a casual, temporary, or part-time teacher.
(ii) "Part-time Teacher" means any teacher who is engaged to work regularly at an ECS Centre or at a Pre- School and not more than 0.8 of the normal hours which a full-time teacher at the Centre is required to work provided that a part-time teacher may work up to 0.9 of the normal hours of a full-time teacher if he or she is entitled to a preparation session equivalent to 0.1 of a teacher's normal hours. Provided further that a part-time teacher employed as at 31 January 1990 shall not be required by that employer to work in excess of 0.8 of the normal hours of a full-time teacher.
(iii) "Temporary Teacher" means a teacher employed to work full-time or part-time for a specified period which is not more than a full ECS Centre or Pre-School year but not less than 20 days. Provided that a teacher may be employed for a specific period in excess of a full year but not more than two full years where such a teacher is replacing a teacher who is on leave for a specified period in excess of a full year.
(iv) "Casual Teacher" means a teacher engaged as required by an employer for up to 20 working days in any one period of employment. Provided that the period may be extended as required by the employer if the employer has been notified that the permanent teacher will be absent beyond the 20-day period.
(b) "Centre Year" means the number of weeks for which a particular ECS Centre or Pre-School is open over the course of a calendar year.
(c) "Director" means the teacher who is responsible for the day to day operation of the Early Childhood Services Centre as defined in subclause (d) of this clause or Pre-School as defined in subclause (e) of this clause, holding Early Childhood qualifications as defined in subclauses (p), (q), (r), and (s) of this clause.
(d) "Early Childhood Services (ECS) Centre" means an establishment, which provides child care and/or educational development programmes and/or services for children under school age and shall include early intervention services, long day care centres and multi-purpose centres. It shall not include a Recognised School or Pre- School. For the purposes of this clause:
(i) "Early Intervention Services" means individual programmes for developmentally delayed or disabled children, or children at risk of being developmentally delayed or disabled, aged 0-6 years, aimed at providing assistance to the child and its family in the areas of physical, emotional, social and educational needs;
Notation:
Where the hours and conditions of work of a teacher employed in an Early Intervention Service approximate those hours and conditions of a teacher employed in a recognised Pre-School, such conditions and hours shall apply to that teacher.
(ii) "Long Day Care Centre" means a child care establishment, which usually provides services over a period of approximately eight hours or more each day for approximately 48 weeks or more during the year;
(iii) "Multi-Purpose Centre" means a child care establishment, which usually provides the services of a long day care centre, together with the services of a full-day care centre and/or a sessional care centre.
(e) "Pre-School" means a kindergarten, day school or nursery school and shall include:
(i) "A Full Day Care Centre" which means a child care establishment which does not operate on a sessional basis, but which usually operates during hours and terms, which approximate those of a recognised school.
(ii) "A Sessional Care Centre" which means a child care establishment which operates on the basis of morning and/or afternoon sessions and which usually operates during hours and terms, which approximate those of a recognised school.
(f) "Unit" means a group or class of children, which does not at any one time exceed 25 children, but which need not necessarily consist of the same children at all times.
(g) "Shift" shall mean a daily period of work in an ECS Centre and shall be either:
(i) "afternoon shift" which means any shift finishing after 6.30pm and at or before midnight; or
(ii) "night shift" which means any shift finishing subsequent to midnight and at or before 8.00am or any shift commencing at or after midnight and before 5.00am; or
(iii) "early morning shift" which shall mean any shift commencing at or after 5.00am and before 6.30am; or
(iv) "night shift, non-rotating" which shall mean any shift system in which night shifts are worked which do not rotate or alternate with another shift so as to give the teacher at least one third of his or her working time off night shift in each roster cycle.
(h) "Infants Department" means Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 in a recognised school.
(i) "Recognised School" means a school registered under the provisions of the Education Act
(j) "Recognised Teacher Training Institution" means an Australian College of Advanced Education, Australian Teachers College or Australian Institute of Education recognised by the Tertiary Education Commission or its successor.
(k) "Recognised University" means an Australian University, which is recognised by the Tertiary Education Commission or its successor.
(l) "Graduate" means a teacher who holds a degree from a Recognised University or Recognised Teacher Training Institution.
(m) "Category UG2 Level" means a course of study leading to a Category UG2 Diploma Award as described in Statement No. 1, Nomenclature and Guidelines for Awards in Advanced Education, August 1972 (as amended), issued by the Australian Council on Awards in Advanced Education, and recognised by the said Council for inclusion in the National Register of Awards in Advanced Education.
(n) "Category PG1 Level" means a course of study leading to a Category PG1 Graduate Diploma (at the 19.1 level) as described in Statement No. 1, Nomenclature and Guidelines for Awards in Advanced Education, August 1972 (as amended), issued by the Australian Council on Awards in Advanced Education, and recognised by the said Council for inclusion in the National Register of Awards in Advanced Education.
(o) "Equivalent Qualifications or Equivalent Course" means a qualification or course as the case may be which the employer and the employee agree as being equivalent to the qualification or course prescribed by the clause in question in this award, or which the Conciliation Committee determines as being so equivalent or accepted as equivalent by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition of the Australian Department of Employment Education and Training.
(p) "Two Years Trained Teacher" means:
(i) A teacher who has satisfactorily completed a two years full-time course of study in Early Childhood Education at a Recognised Teacher Training Institution; or
(ii) A teacher who was employed as a Two Years Trained Teacher as at 1 February 1991; or
(iii) A teacher who has acquired other equivalent qualifications.
(iv) A teacher who is employed in a Pre-School as defined in subclause (e) of this clause, who is not otherwise classified as a Three Years Trained Teacher or a Four Years Trained Teacher shall for the purposes of salary be paid as a Two Years Trained Teacher.
(q) "Three Years Trained Teacher" means:
(i) A teacher who has satisfactorily completed a Three Years full-time course of study in Early Childhood Education at a Recognised Teacher Training Institution; or
(ii) A teacher who, in addition to satisfying the requirements for classification as a Two Years Trained Teacher, has satisfactorily completed a course of study in Early Childhood Education at Category UG2 level; or
(iii) A teacher who was employed as a Three Years Trained Teacher as at 1 January 1985; or
(iv) A teacher who has acquired other equivalent qualifications.
(r) "Four Years Trained Teacher" means:
(i) A teacher who is a graduate holding B.Ed (Early Childhood) (four years full-time course); or (ii) A teacher who is a graduate and who holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from a recognised University or Recognised Teacher Training Institution; or
(iii) A teacher who has, in addition to satisfying the requirements for classification as a Three Years Trained Teacher, satisfactorily completed a course of study in Early Childhood Education at Category PGl Level; or
(iv) A teacher who was employed as a Four Years Trained Teacher as at 1 January 1985; or
(v) A teacher who has acquired other equivalent qualifications.
(s) "All Other Teachers" means a teacher employed in an ECS Centre as defined in subclause (d) of this clause whose qualifications and experience in Early Childhood Education do not qualify that teacher for classification as a Two Years, Three Years or Four Years Trained Teacher.
(t) "Union" means the New South Wales Independent Education Union.
(u) "Authorised Supervisor" means a teacher who is appointed as Authorised Supervisor under the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1987 or its replacement, that is, as the person who is authorised under the Act to have the overall supervision of the provision of the child care service to which it relates and who is not appointed as a Director.
3. Salaries
3.1 The minimum fortnightly salary payable to full-time teachers shall, subject to the ther provisions of this award, be calculated by dividing the rates as set out in Table 1, Rates of Pay for Teachers Employed in an ECS Centre, of Part B, Monetary Rates and Table 2, Rates of Pay for Teachers employed in a Pre-School Centre, of the said Part B, by 26.07.
(a) All Other Teachers
A person who is classified as a teacher on this scale employed in an ECS Centre shall complete three years of service on Step 1 of the scale before progressing to Step 2 of the scale, and shall progress according to normal years of service thereafter.
(b) Two Years Trained Teachers Employed in an Early Childhood Service Centre
(i) A Two Years Trained Teacher who is employed in an ECS Centre shall commence on Step 1 of the scale and progress according to normal years of service to Step 8 of the scale. A Two Years Trained Teacher who, without satisfying additional academic requirements, completes three years of service on the rate prescribed for Step 8 of the scale shall progress to Step 9 of the scale.
(ii) A Two Years Trained Teacher who, by further study satisfactorily completes the equivalent of one third of a degree course in Early Childhood Studies, shall be paid an additional increment with retention of normal incremental date and shall thereafter progress in accordance with normal years of service to Step 9 of the scale.
(c) Two Years Trained Teachers Employed in a Pre-School
(i) A Two Years Trained Teacher who is employed in a Pre-School shall commence on Step 1 of the scale and progress according to normal years of service to Step 10 of the scale.
(ii) A Two Years Trained Teacher who, by further study satisfactorily completes the equivalent of one third of a degree course, shall be paid an additional increment with retention of normal incremental date and shall thereafter progress according to normal years of service to Step 10 of the scale.
(d) Three Years Trained Teachers
(i) A Three Years Trained Teacher shall commence on Step 1 of the scale and progress according to normal years of service to Step 11 of the scale.
(e) Four Years Trained Teachers
A Four Years Trained Teacher shall commence on Step 1 of the scale and progress according to normal years of service to Step 9 of the scale.
3.2 Part-Time and Temporary Teachers
(a) A part-time teacher, including a temporary part-time teacher, shall be paid at the same rate as a full-time teacher with the corresponding classification, but in that proportion which the teacher's normal working hours bear to the hours which a full- time teacher at that ECS Centre or Pre-School is normally required to work. For the purpose of this calculation, the normal working hours of a full-time teacher shall be not greater than 38 hours per week (see clause 13, Hours of Work For Teachers Employed In An ECS Centre) for a teacher employed at an ECS Centre.
(b) The days of attendance of a part-time teacher may be varied at the commencement of each calendar year or by mutual agreement between the employer and the employee, with four weeks notice in an ECS
Centre or four teaching term weeks notice in a Pre-School. The normal hours for the purpose of this subclause shall not be varied without agreement. Agreement will not be unreasonably withheld.
(c) A temporary full-time teacher shall be paid at the same rate as that prescribed for a full-time teacher with the corresponding classification.
3.3 Casual Teachers
(a) The salary payable to a casual teacher employed in an ECS Centre shall be a daily, half daily, or quarter daily rate, plus 20 per cent of such rate, which shall be calculated as follows:
(i) The appropriate rate prescribed by Table 1 of Part B, Monetary Rates, in accordance with years of full-time service, shall be divided by 26.07 to provide a fortnightly rate; provided that the maximum rate shall be as follows:


All Other Teachers

Third Step

Two Years Trained

Fourth Step

Three Years Trained

Fourth Step

Four Years Trained

Fourth Step

(ii) The fortnightly rate thus obtained shall then be divided by:


10, to obtain a daily rate of pay, or
20, to obtain a half daily rate of pay, or
40, to obtain a quarter daily rate of pay.
and the amount thus obtained shall then be increased by 20 per cent of such amount.
(iii) The amount obtained by the operation of subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of this paragraph is exclusive of the pro rata payment to which the teacher is entitled under the Annual Holidays Act 1944.
(b)
(i) The salary payable to a casual employee employed in a Pre-School shall be the appropriate rate prescribed by Table 2 of Part B, Monetary Rates, in accordance with years of full-time service, divided by 816 in the case of a quarter day payment, or 408 in the case of half day payment, or 204 in the case of daily payment; provided that the maximum rate payable shall be as follows:


Two Years Trained

Fourth Step

Three Years Trained

Fourth Step

Four Years Trained

Fourth Step

(ii) The said rates include the pro-rata payment in respect of annual holidays, to which the teacher is entitled in accordance with the Annual Holidays Act 1944.


3.4 Travelling Expenses
(a) Where a teacher is required to use his or her vehicle in connection with the teacher's employment other than for journeys between home and place of employment, the teacher shall be paid an allowance as set out in Item 1 of Table 4, Other Rates and Allowances, of Part B, Monetary Rates.
(b) Travelling and other out of pocket expenses reasonably incurred by a teacher in the course of duties required by the employer shall be reimbursed by the employer.
3.5 Calculation of Service
(a) For the purpose of this clause, any teacher if required by the employer to do so, shall upon engagement establish to the satisfaction of the employer, the length of his or her teaching service in any Pre-School, Early Childhood Services Centre (ECS), Multi-Purpose Centre or in early childhood education services for children up to 8 years of age, or in the Infants Department of Schools registered or certified under the appropriate legislation in other States or Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia, and that period so established shall be taken to be the length of such service for the purpose of that employment.
(b) For the purpose of this clause, a period of service other than service within paragraph (a) of this subclause, shall be counted as service in accordance with the following principles:
(i) A period of service as a lecturer in early childhood education or child development, as a child development officer, or as a Family Day Care Co-ordinator or equivalent shall be recognised as service;
(ii) A period of service as a carer in the child care industry, including service as a Family Day Care carer (as recognised under State Government Regulations), a Child Care Certificate worker or equivalent shall be recognised as service at the rate of one increment for each complete three years so engaged to a maximum of four increments.
(c) For the purpose of calculating service
(i) Any employment as a full-time employee (including employment as a temporary full-time employee) as referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subclause shall be counted as service.
(ii) The amount of service of a part-time teacher (including a temporary part-time teacher) shall be calculated by reference to the ratio which the number of hours taught by the teacher in any year bears to the normal number of hours worked by a full-time teacher at that ECS Centre or Pre- School in the same year; provided that a period of part-time service in terms of paragraph (b) of this subclause shall count as service in the proportion that the part-time employment bore to full- time employment in that occupation.
(iii) The amount of service of a casual teacher employed in an ECS Centre shall be calculated by reference to the ratio which the number of days (or equivalent) worked by the teacher in any year bears to the normal number of days worked by a full-time teacher at that ECS Centre in the same year; provided that only casual service performed in the preceding four years shall be included in determining incremental progression.
(iv) Casual teachers employed in a Pre-School shall be entitled to normal incremental progression for each total of 204 full days of service or its equivalent; provided that only service performed in the preceding four years shall be included in determining incremental progression.
(v) Provided also that the salary incremental date of any teacher who has taken leave without pay may be altered by adding the period of such leave without pay to the salary incremental date applicable to that teacher prior to the leave without pay.
3.6 Re-Classification
The transfer to a higher salary scale of a teacher who has completed a course of training which makes the teacher eligible to be so transferred and the progression of such teacher through the salary steps on that higher salary scale shall be effected as follows:
(a) A teacher seeking such transfer shall make application in writing to the employer and shall attach to such application documentary evidence establishing that he or she has had or will have conferred on him or her the diploma, degree or equivalent recognition of the completion of the course of training which makes him or her eligible to be so transferred.
(b) Where an application is made under paragraph (a) of this subclause, which establishes that a teacher is eligible to be transferred to a higher salary scale, such transfer shall take effect:
(i) From the beginning of the first pay period to commence on or after the date of completion of formal course requirements. Provided that the application for transfer is received by the employer no later than four months after the conferral of the diploma, degree or equivalent recognition of the completion of such course of training, or no later than the first Pre-School day of the Pre-School term following the conferral of the diploma, degree or equivalent recognition of the completion of such course of training; or
(ii) Where the application for transfer is not received by the employer within the time specified in subparagraph (i), from the beginning of the first pay period to commence on or after the date on which the employer receives such application.
(c) A teacher who has completed a course of training entitling the teacher to transfer to a higher salary scale pursuant to this subclause shall, for the purpose of advancing through the steps on the higher salary scale to which the teacher has been so transferred, retain the teacher's normal salary incremental date.
Provided that if the transfer of the teacher to the higher salary scale coincides with the teacher's normal salary incremental date, the increment shall be applied prior to the teacher being transferred to the higher salary scale.
(d) A teacher shall be transferred to the higher salary scale on the following basis:
(i) A Two, Three or Four Years Trained Teacher shall be transferred to the salary step on the higher salary scale which shall be determined by the teacher's years of service on the lower scale.
(ii) A teacher employed in an ECS Centre classified on the All Other Teachers scale shall be transferred to the salary step on the new salary scale, which shall be determined as follows:
(1) A teacher classified on the 1st or 2nd incremental step on the old scale shall be transferred to the 1st step on the new scale.
(2) A teacher classified on the 3rd or 4th incremental step on the old scale shall be transferred to the 2nd step on the new scale.
(3) A teacher classified on the 5th incremental step on the old scale shall be transferred to the 3rd step on the new scale.
(e) The transfer to a higher salary scale of a teacher who has acquired a qualification (other than the completion of a course of training) which makes the teacher eligible to be so transferred, and the progression of such teacher through the steps on that higher salary scale shall be effected in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this subclause.
3.7 Payment of Any Monies
(a) The salary payable to any teacher (other than a casual teacher) pursuant to this clause, shall be payable fortnightly or half monthly by either cash, cheque or Electronic Funds Transfer into an account nominated by the employee.
(b) Where the pay day for a half-monthly pay period falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, salaries shall be paid on the day not being a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday immediately preceding the said pay day.
3.8 Overpayments
Where excess payments are made in circumstances which were not apparent or could not reasonably have been expected to be detected by the teacher, the relevant parties shall seek agreement on the matter of the overpayment including, when necessary and appropriate, discussion between the New South Wales Independent Education Union and relevant employer representatives.
4. Payment on Termination and Salary Adjustment for Teachers Employed in a Pre-School
4.1 This clause will apply:
(a) in lieu of the corresponding provisions of the Annual Holidays Act 1944; and
(b) notwithstanding any other provisions in this award.
4.2 The provisions of this clause shall apply where:
(a) a teacher's employment ceases;
(b) a teacher commences employment after the Pre-School service date; or
(c) where a teacher takes approved leave without pay;
and payments shall be made to such teachers by application of the formula prescribed by subclause 4.3 of this clause and, if relevant, by application of the provisions of subclauses 4.5 and 4.6 of this clause in combination.
4.3 Calculation of Payments
(a) Payments made pursuant to this clause shall be calculated in accordance with the following formula:


P = s x c

- d b


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