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.

For Teaching Service Industrial Agreements click: Teaching Service

Public Service

The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020came into operation on 9 October 2020 with a nominal expiry date of 20 March 2024.

  • Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020  (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 Nurses

The Nurses (Department of Education and Training) Agreement 2016 covering Primary and Secondary School program 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)  

The Department is commencing bargaining for a new enterprise agreement that will cover Primary and Secondary School Program nurses covered by the Nurses (Department of Education and Training) Agreement 2016.

On 31 July 2020 a Notice of Employee Representation Rights was issued to relevant employees in respect to the proposed Nurses (Department of Education and Training) Agreement 2020. The Notice is a formal requirement under the Fair Work Act 2009 and explains the employees' right to be represented by bargaining representative in respect of the proposed agreement.

Resources:

  • Notice of Employee Representational Rights  (PDF)
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Notice of Employee Representational Rights 
    (PDF) (WORD)


Other Resources

Legislation