Education Queensland Enterprise Bargaining Agreement

The Education Queensland Enterprise Bargaining Agreement: What You Need to Know

The Education Queensland Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for teachers, school leaders and support staff in the state of Queensland.

The EBA negotiations are conducted between the Queensland Government and the relevant employee bargaining representatives and aim to achieve improved outcomes for the workforce, whilst ensuring that the state’s education system remains sustainable and delivers high-quality outcomes for students.

The most recent EBA was signed in 2019 and includes a range of provisions, including:

Salary Increases: This EBA includes a 2.5% salary increase for all employees per annum for three years, starting from 2019.

Professional Development: The agreement includes additional funding for professional development for teachers and school leaders. This funding can be used for professional development activities, including training and courses that relate to improving teaching practices and student outcomes.

Class Size Reduction: This agreement also includes provisions for class size reduction in certain circumstances. For example, schools with high levels of students from disadvantaged backgrounds will be eligible for reduced class sizes.

Workload Management: The EBA also contains provisions aimed at managing teacher workloads. For example, it includes the implementation of the Australian Teacher Workload Agreement, which aims to ensure that teachers have reasonable workloads that enable them to focus on the best interests of their students.

Flexible Work Arrangements: The agreement also provides for flexible work arrangements, such as part-time work, job sharing, and flexible start and finish times.

In addition to the above, the EBA also contains provisions around leave entitlements, teaching loads, performance management, and more.

Overall, the Education Queensland Enterprise Bargaining Agreement is an important document that helps to ensure that the state’s education system remains sustainable and that employees are fairly compensated for their work. If you are an employee of the Queensland education system, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the EBA and understand your rights and entitlements.

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