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Temporary teacher vacation payments – September 2012

September 2012

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Temporary teacher vacation payments This document is issued for general guidance only. It does not constitute professional advice. The issues with which it deals are complex and the document necessarily deals only with general principles. No reader should rely on this document for the purpose of making a decision as to action but should seek the appropriate advice from the Union on the particular circumstances of that reader. The Union accepts no responsibility for the consequences should any person act in reliance on this document without obtaining the appropriate advice from the Union.

Summer vacation period

Example four

Under the terms of the Department of Education, Training and Employment Teachers’ Certified Agreement 2010, temporary teachers who have worked at least 100 days during the school year and who have a temporary engagement of at least 10 days in term four will be entitled to pro-rata payment for the summer vacation period.

A temporary teacher employed for term one and two (approximately 101 days) and who is reengaged for term four (50 days), receives a LSSP of 14.95 days salary + 14.95 days loading.

This pro-rata payment will be made as a lump sum summer payment (LSSP) which is usually the last pay period prior to the commencement of the summer vacation period. The amount received will be determined by your pattern of work throughout the year. Further details regarding eligibility for summer vacation pay can be found in the QTU information brochure Temporary Teaching (Contract Teachers). The following are examples of calculations for temporary teacher summer vacation pay, based on the terms of the certified agreement and the practices outlined above for the 2011/2012 summer vacation period:

Example one A temporary teacher employed for the full school year (approximately 201 days) and who has no continuing engagement for the following year will receive a LSSP of 19.9 days salary + 19.9 days loading.

Example five A temporary teacher employed for term one and two (101 days) and re-engaged for some of term three and all of term four (approximately 60 days) receives a LSSP of 15.94 days salary + 15.94 days loading.

Example six A temporary teacher employed for term one, two and three (160 days) before being permanently appointed as a teacher from mid November (20 days) would be entitled to a LSSP of 15.84 days salary + 15.84 days loading for the temporary engagement and a pro-rata entitlement to holiday pay (based on either 28 days or 33 days, depending on the location of their permanent appointment), calculated from the permanent appointment.

Example seven A temporary teacher who works from the beginning of term two until the end of October (111 days) in a 0.5 capacity will receive 5.5 days salary + 5.5 days loading in the LSSP payment in December.

Example two

Example eight

A temporary teacher employed for all of term three and four in the school year (approximately 100 days) will receive a LSSP of 9.9 days salary + 9.9 days loading.

A temporary teacher employed for term one and two (101 days) in a 0.4 capacity and who is reengaged for term four (50 days) in a 0.4 capacity, receives a LSSP of 5.98 days salary + 5.98 days loading in the LSSP payment in December.

Example three A temporary teacher employed for term two and three (approximately 111 days) will receive a LSSP of 10.99 days salary + 10.99 days loading.

Mid –year vacation periods Where a contract encompasses a mid-year vacation period (June/July and September) the school vacation will be with pay.

Authorised by Graham Moloney, General Secretary, Qld Teachers' Union, P O Box 1750, Milton BC Qld 4064 Web: www.qtu.asn.au Email: qtu@qtu.asn.au Phone: 07 3512 9000 Fax: 07 3512 9050


Temporary teacher vacation payments – September 2012

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Example one

Example four

If a temporary teacher is employed for term two and three the June/July winter vacation will be with pay.

If a temporary teacher is employed on a six week contract that leads into the mid-year winter vacation (June/July holidays) and begins another contract in the same school in the second week of term three, the vacation period will not be with pay.

If a temporary teacher is employed on a contract that runs directly either side of a mid-year vacation period, the vacation period will be with pay. If a contract leads into a mid-year vacation period and employment continues immediately after the vacation period, on a different contract, the vacation will be with pay, provided that there is not a break in service. The contracts need not be at the same school.

Example two If a temporary teacher is employed three weeks prior to the end of term three for a six week contract that extends into term four then the September vacation period will be with pay.

Easter Vacation Period Temporary teachers employed up to the end of term one and from the beginning of term two will be paid for the Easter holiday, including the three student free days. These temporary teachers will be required to attend these three student free days, or up to 15 hours of flexible professional development where schedule by the school during their temporary engagement.

Example three If a temporary teacher is employed on a three week contract directly prior to the mid-year vacation period (last three weeks of term two) and is then employed on another contract at a different school from the start of term three, the vacation period will be with pay.

Authorised by Graham Moloney, General Secretary, Qld Teachers' Union, P O Box 1750, Milton BC Qld 4064 Web: www.qtu.asn.au Email: qtu@qtu.asn.au Phone: 07 3512 9000 Fax: 07 3512 9050


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