• Classroom Observation of Teachers

    The aim of teacher observation in the classroom is to contribute to the development of a professional education workforce. Teacher observation supports teachers to self-reflect on their teaching practice and to continue to develop as education professionals. It is also reliant on adequate resourcing so that it does not increase workload.

  • Step 9: Schools & Preschools

    Applications for Step 9 will be assessed only against Attachment 1 to Schedule 3 of the South Australian School and Preschool Education Staff Enterprise Agreement 2020.

  • Hours of Work: School Teachers

    What does education and children's services - regulation 19 say about the organisation of school days.

  • Travel and accommodation expenses: medical and dental treatment

    Can i claim travel and accommodation costs for medical or dental assistance obtained in Adelaide or a larger city/town?

  • One Plan: Know Your Rights

    The One Plan (previously referred to as OCOP) has been replacing the range of different education/learning plans that exist (eg. Negotiated Education Plan, Individual Learning Plan, and Individual Education Plan), since 2018.

  • Part-time Conditions

    PERMANENT EMPLOYEES MAY: Request a change in time (increase or reduction in time) on a permanent basis in the same school. Request a temporary increase or reduction in time in the same school. Apply for an advertised position at a different fraction of time at a different school.

  • Special Leave

    Special Leave enables employees to meet individual needs and responsibilities that can’t be attended to outside of normal working hours. It is defined as any type of leave to which other leave categories such as Sick Leave, Family Carer’s Leave, Maternity Leave, Adoption Leave, Recreation Leave and Long Service Leave do not apply.

  • Maternity, Adoption and Surrogacy Leave

    Teachers, School Services Officers (SSOs), Early Childhood Workers (ECWs) and Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs) are eligible to apply for paid Maternity, Adoption or Surrogacy Leave. Permanent, limited tenure, and temporary employees are eligible for paid Maternity, Adoption or Surrogacy Leave...

  • Non-Instruction Time (NIT)

    NIT is “allocated to teachers to enable them to undertake preparation of lessons, assessment of student work, report writing and curriculum development.” [Ref: South Australian School and Preschool Education Staff Enterprise Agreement 2020 (EA20) – Clause 5.2.5]

  • Class Size

    Class size is a matter for the PAC which must work in partnership with the principal in relation to “the organisation and size of classes within that school including practical classes”.

  • Country Incentives and Allowances

    The AEU has campaigned for incentives for country teachers for many years. These incentives were first introduced in the 1989 Curriculum Guarantee Agreement and have been included in all enterprise agreements since that time.

  • SSO ECW & AEW Training and Professional Development Hours

    This document explains the Department for Education’s Training and Professional Support Strategy for Eligible School and Preschool Staff for School Services Officers (SSOs), Early Childhood Workers (ECWs) and Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs).

  • Formal Disciplinary or Performance Meetings: Your Rights

    It is important that as an AEU member, you understand and exercise your rights when a Principal/Director or other site leader requests a formal meeting with you. If the meeting is outside of normal site operations, the established Performance Development Plan (PDP) process, or if you receive written instructions to attend a meeting with a leader, it is important to clarify the purpose of the meeting. If the meeting could result in disciplinary action or counselling, or lead to a determination of incapacity or unsatisfactory performance, you should act with caution as there is a risk of an adverse outcome that could have a detrimental impact on your career.

  • School Services Officer (SSO) Pay

    Upon your initial appointment, you will be paid on the first step of the classification level of your position. Your salary is paid into your nominated bank account every fortnight.

  • AST2 Fallback: EA20 Schedule 3 Classifications 4.2

    This document provides information to permanent teachers who are working to accrue five years or 1035 days of service occupying tenured Band B and Band A leadership positions in schools or preschools.

  • AEW Cultural Leave

    WHAT ACCESS TO CULTURAL LEAVE DO I HAVE? For teachers in schools and preschools, under the Department for Education’s Special Leave policy, you can access leave for: Cultural and Community Responsibilities This is ‘Leave to fulfil community, ceremonial, family, funeral and /or cultural obligations. The ‘total period of special leave with pay must not exceed 15 days per school year.’

  • Top Pay Increment for AEWs

    How do I reach the top increment at each level? A relevant qualification must be completed to reach the top increment, per the list below. This is not an exhaustive list and other qualifications can be considered.

  • AEW Work Level Definitions

    This document is issued for general guidance only. The issues it deals with are complex, and the document deals only with general principles.