Protecting supervising teachers priority as practicum payment negotiations begin

18 November, 2021

Protecting supervising teachers from workload increases related to new models of preservice teacher practicum as well as ensuring payments meet benchmark standards are the priority matters for our union and the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) as practicum payment negotiations begin.

Our union is negotiating practicum supervision rates and conditions with the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) on behalf of Queensland universities.

The new round of negotiations comes following significant union wins in the previous round, where members successfully campaigned for supervision pay rates comparable to inter-state colleagues as well as more reflective of the workload associated with supervision duties.

The success of that campaign came down to the collective efforts of our members, who passed a resolution to refuse taking on a supervisory role until the universities came back to the table and resulted in the first increase to the supervision rate in decades.

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