Industrial Agreements

There are industrial agreements covering all employees employed by the Department.  To access the relevant agreement, select one of the employment categories below.

Teaching Service

The Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017 commenced on 22 August 2017 with a nominal expiry date of 30 April 2021.  This agreement applies to employees in the Government Teaching Service (executive, principal, teacher, paraprofessional and education support classes) employed under Part 2.4 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.

  • Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017  (PDF)  (WORD)
  • Implementation Guide - Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017 (PDF) (WORD)  

Public Service

The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016 came into operation on 18 May 2016 with a nominal expiry date of 31 December 2019.

  • Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016  (PDF)  (WORD)

VPS Common Policies

The Service Delivery Partnership Plan within the Victorian Public Service (VPS) Enterprise Agreement 2016 (the Agreement) requires the development of common policies in relation to key provisions of the Agreement to remove ambiguity and inconsistency across the VPS.

The VPS common policies have been approved by the Victorian Secretaries Board and apply to all VPS employees and employers covered by the Agreement.

The VPS common policies provide guidance on the interpretation and application of key provisions of the Agreement and should be read in conjunction with relevant provisions of the Agreement.

Department policies are currently being reviewed to ensure consistency with the VPS common policies. Where there is an inconsistency between a Departmental policy and a VPS common policy, the VPS common policy takes precedence.

Further information and a complete list of the current VPS common policies is available on the Victorian Public Sector Commission's (VPSC) website.

School and Maternal and Child Health Line Nurses

The Nurses (Department of Education and Training) Agreement 2016 covering School and Maternal and Child Health Line nurses came into operation on 28 December 2016 with a nominal expiry date of 31 December 2019.

  • Nurses (Department of Education and Training) Agreement 2016  (PDF) (WORD
     

Other Resources

Legislation