In 2017, the South Australian Catholic Schools Enterprise Agreement was introduced, and it has been in effect since then. This agreement is a crucial document that helps to outline the working conditions and wages of employees working in Catholic schools within South Australia.
The agreement provides a framework for the pay and benefits of teachers, support staff, and other school personnel. It sets minimum standards for the conditions of employment of all employees, including work hours, workload, leave entitlements, and other benefits.
The agreement also outlines the required qualifications for different positions, such as teaching, administrative roles, and support staff positions. This ensures that all employees have the necessary qualifications and experience to perform their duties effectively.
One of the most significant changes introduced by the 2017 SA Catholic Schools Enterprise Agreement was the provision for a new classification system for school support staff. This system reflects the different levels of responsibility and duties of support staff, and provides for higher pay rates for those in more senior positions.
Another significant change was the introduction of flexible work arrangements, which allow employees to balance their work and personal lives more effectively. There are also provisions for professional development and training for teachers and other staff to ensure they stay up to date with the latest teaching methods and technologies.
Overall, the SA Catholic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017 has been significant in ensuring that employees in Catholic schools across South Australia are treated fairly and provided with a safe and supportive working environment. The agreement sets a high standard for working conditions and pay rates, and ensures that both employees and students benefit from a well-supported and professional workforce.