The Benefits

  • A framework and pathway for teacher TRB registration and further accreditation under the AITSL standards

  • Refund of application costs to the teacher where their AITSL application is successful

  • Encouragement and opportunity for accelerated progression through the basic scale for graduate teachers

  • Generous salary increases over the life of the agreement

  • Provisions where a teacher who isn't at the top of scale can be advantaged by the transition to the new scale

  • Access to independently assessed "in class" promotional positions which carry a loading above the current top of scale rate

  • A Christian focus suitable to the ethos and culture of both our schools and our staff

  • Access to better paid parental leave provisions for birth and adoptive parents

  • Long service leave accrual which does not disadvantage employees who reduce their FTE later in their career

  • Access to unpaid leave to deal with issues of domestic violence

  • Where the employer has traditionally passed on annual salary increases later than 1 March the increase date will be moved forward toward 1 March over the life of the agreement. This will provide some teachers with earlier access to salary increases.

  • A credit balance of one week's personal leave for all commencing teachers, which is more generous than the NES

  • Better daily and part daily pay rates for casual/relief teachers