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									AP780459CRV - Educational Services - Early Childhood Assistants - Victoria - Award
1999

This AIR consolidated award incorporates all amendments up to and including 20 January
2009 (variation PR985400).

Clauses affected by the most recent amendment(s) are:

      16.     Classifications and wage rates
      18.     Allowances
      31.     Travelling, transport and fares


About this Award:
Printed by authority of the Commonwealth Government Printer.


Disclaimer:
Please note that this consolidated award is prepared by the Australian Industrial Registry and is believed to be
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AP780459CRV - Educational Services - Early Childhood Assistants - Victoria - Award 1999

HISTORY OF VARIATIONS TO THE AWARD

Note: This brief history of the award indicates the type of document in the first column (A: award,
Ag: agreement, C: correction or corrigendum, Con: consolidation, CR: common rule, Dec: decision or
recommendation, Mis: miscellaneous order or direction, Rep: reprint, S: setting aside, V: variation); then the
print number; the date the document was signed; and the price or price code of the print. the last column
indicates the parts of the award varied - a brief description (SNR: Safety Net Review) - the operative or effective
date (ppc: from pay period commencing on or after day shown; otherwise from the date shown) - the
Commission case or file number(s) - the member(s) of the Commission signing the document. Details of recent
Commission decisions and orders are included in this summary.

* Indicates prints required to make up a current copy of the award.

Type       Print         Date          Price   Clauses varied - Description - Operative date - Case no. -
                                       code    Commission Member(s)
Con*       R4000         10May99         L     - Consolidation - ppc 16Apr99 - C20079/93, C764/98 - Lewin C
V001       S6948         29Jun00         B     16 – safety net review, wages and allowances, May00 – ppc
                                               01Jun00 – C32518/00 – Acton SDP
V002*      T0714         12Sep00         C     2, 16 - award simplification - 12Sep00 - C764/98 - Lewin C
C          PR902061      7Mar00          A     16 - correction order re T0714 - ppc 12Sep00 - C764/98 -
                                               Lewin C
V          PR909007      14Sep01         B     16 - safety net review, wages and allowances, May01 - ppc
                                               25Jun01 - C2001/2225 - Acton SDP
C          PR910149      09Oct01         A     16 - correction order re S6948 - ppc 01Jun00 – C32518/00 –
                                               Acton SDP
V          PR919750      09Jul02         B     16, 18, 31 - safety net review, wages and allowances, May02 -
                                               ppc 25Jun02 - C2002/2131 – Watson SDP
V          PR932046      27May03         C     16, 18, 31, 35 - safety net review, wages and allowances, May03
                                               - ppc 25Jun03 - C2003/2231 - Holmes C
V*         PR947880      10Jun04         B     16, 18, 35 - safety net review, wages and allowances, May04 -
                                               ppc 25Jun04 - C2004/3423 - Eames C
V*         PR950255      30Jul04         C     2, 12, 14, 15 - redundancy provisions - ppc 28Jul04 -
                                               C2004/4694 - Eames C
Mis        PR952231 30Sep04              C     Directions - applications for common rule declaration -
                                               C2004/4781, C2004/4783, C2004/4784, C2004/4792,
                                               C2004/4793, C2004/4794, C2004/4795, C2004/4811,
                                               C2004/4812, C2004/4813, C2004/4977, C2004/4992,
                                               C2004/5015, C2004/5027, C2004/5046, C2004/5049,
                                               C2004/5052, C2004/5058, C2004/5092, C2004/5094,
                                               C2004/5096, C2004/5097, C2004/5099, C2004/5101,
                                               C2004/5166, C2004/5167, C2004/5168, C2004/5169 -
                                               Watson SDP
Dec        PR953188 12Nov04             A      Decision - award declared common rule - C2004/5092 -
                                               Watson SDP
V*         PR953189 12Nov04             A      29 - jury service - ppc 24Nov04 - C2004/6304 - Lloyd SDP
CR*        PR953636 12Nov04             A      Declaration - award declared common rule in Victoria - 01Jan05
                                               - C2004/5092 - Watson SDP
V*         PR961100 05Aug05             A      2, 16, 16A, 18, 31, 35 - safety net review, June 2005, wages and
                                               conditions, supported wage system - ppc 08Jul05, ppc 01Aug05 -
                                               C2005/3642 - Whelan C



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AP780459CRV - Educational Services - Early Childhood Assistants - Victoria - Award 1999

Type       Print     Date      Price   Clauses varied - Description - Operative date - Case no. -
                               code    Commission Member(s)

V*         PR967597 23Jan06     C      2, 13, 23, 26, 27, 28, 28A - family provisions, personal leave and
                                       parental leave - ppc 22Dec05 - C2005/6035 - Raffaelli C
V          PR975371 16Feb07     A      16, 18, 31 - wages and allowances review 2006 - ppc 01Dec06 -
                                       C2006/3864 - Giudice J, Lawler VP, Marsh SDP, Kaufman
                                       SDP, Grainger C
V          PR979696 29Oct07     A      16, 18, 31 - wages and allowances review 2007 - ppc 25Oct07 -
                                       C2007/3677 – Watson VP
V*         PR985400 20Jan09     A      16, 18, 31 - wages and allowances review 2008 – 16Jan09 -
                                       C2008/3365 – Eames C

<Price code A>

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PART 5 - WAGES AND RELATED MATTERS

16.   CLASSIFICATIONS AND WAGE RATES

[Pt 5:16 substituted by S6948 ppc 01Jun00]

16.1 Classification Levels

[16.1 substituted by T0714 from 12Sep00]

16.1.1     Early Childhood Assistant

      16.1.1(a)   Level 1

                  To have a comprehensive knowledge of the Children’s Services Regulations
                  1998 and the Children’s Services Act 1996 and adhere to its requirements at
                  all times.

                  To have a good understanding of the policies and procedures of the
                  employer and assist in their implementation.
                  To have the ability to take direction.

                  Under direct supervision:

                  •       Assist in the implementation of the daily routine
                  •       Have a good understanding of and participate when required in
                          emergency procedures.
                  •       Assist with the preparation, general cleanliness (non-industrial) and
                          cleaning up and packing away of activities.
                  •       Attend to the physical, social and emotional needs of children on an
                          individual and group basis.
                  •       Achieve a warm and friendly relationship with children that is
                          supportive and responsive to their needs.
                  •       Assist in developing good relations with families attending the
                          service.
                  •       Work positively and appropriately with all staff and parents,
                          individual committee members and the employer in the provision of
                          services.

      16.1.1(b)   Level 2

                  Under general supervision, to undertake all tasks of preceding level as
                  required plus:

           16.1.1(b)(i)        Complete routine tasks and activities without constant direction.

           16.1.1(b)(ii)       To have an understanding of and contribute to the development
                               and implementation of the program planned for the children.




AP780459CRV                                                            Clause 16 (p. 1 of 5) - PR985400
          16.1.1(b)(iii)    To have undertaken appropriate professional development
                            related to work which may include on-the-job and/or off-site
                            support.

     16.1.1(c)   Level 3

                 Under limited supervision, to undertake all tasks of preceding levels as
                 required plus:

          16.1.1(c)(i)      Undertake general observation of children, and report findings
                            to the kindergarten teacher as appropriate.

          16.1.1(c)(ii)     Assist in working with individuals and small groups of children,
                            both spontaneous and organized.

          16.1.1(c)(iii)    Encourage parents to participate in the program and the
                            service’s activities.

          16.1.1(c)(iv)     To have undertaken appropriate professional development
                            related to work which may include on-the-job and/or off-site
                            support.

     16.1.1(d)   Level 4

                 Under limited supervision, to undertake all tasks of preceding levels as
                 required plus:

          16.1.1(d)(i)      Foster play and cognitive development in children.

          16.1.1(d)(ii)     Work with individual children and with both small and large
                            groups of children.

          16.1.1(d)(iii)    Assist in taking observations of children.

          16.1.1(d)(iv)     To have undertaken appropriate professional development
                            related to work which may include on-the-job and/or off-site
                            support.

     16.1.1(e)   Level 5

                 Under occasional supervision, to undertake all tasks of preceding levels as
                 required plus:

          16.1.1(e)(i)      Undertake written observations of children as required.

          16.1.1(e)(ii)     Liaise, under direction with parents around issues concerning
                            their individual children and general kindergarten matters as
                            required.




AP780459CRV                                                          Clause 16 (p. 2 of 5) - PR985400
          16.1.1(e)(iii)        To have undertaken appropriate professional development
                                related to work which may include on-the-job and/or off-site
                                support.

     16.1.1(f) Level 6

     Under occasional supervision, to undertake all tasks of preceding levels as required
     plus:

          16.1.1(f)(i)          Undertake detailed written observations of children as required.

          16.1.1(f)(ii)         Use observations and records to actively assist in the
                                development and implementation of aspects of the program as
                                required.

          16.1.1(f)(iii)        To have undertaken appropriate professional development
                                related to work which may include on-the-job and/or off-site
                                support.


16.1.2    Progression from one level to the next within a classification is subject to a
          childcare worker meeting the following criteria:

          •      competency at the existing level;

          •      twelve months experience at that level and in-service training as required;

          •      demonstrated ability to acquire the skills which are necessary for
                 advancement to the next pay point level.

     16.1.2(a)   Where an employee is deemed not to have met the requisite competency at
                 their existing level at the time of appraisal, his/her incremental progression
                 may be deferred for periods of three months at a time provided that:

                 •        the employee is notified in writing as to the reasons for the deferral;

                 •        the employee has, in the twelve months leading to the appraisal, been
                          provided with in-service training required to attain a higher
                          competency level;

                 •        following any deferral, the employee is provided with the necessary
                          training in order to advance to the next level.

     16.1.2(b)   Where an appraisal has been deferred for operational reasons beyond the
                 control of either party, and the appraisal subsequently deems the employee
                 to have met the requirements under Clause 12.2.1 above, any increase in
                 wage rates will be back paid to the twelve month anniversary date of the
                 previous incremental progression.




AP780459CRV                                                               Clause 16 (p. 3 of 5) - PR985400
16.1.3    Incremental progression to the next pay point level may be accelerated if:

          •       an employee has achieved competency at his/her existing level,

          •       has demonstrated an ability to acquire the skills necessary to progress to the
                  next pay point level prior to the completion of twelve months at his/her
                  existing level.

          Either the employer or the employee may seek to implement accelerated
          advancement. It is the employer’s responsibility to determine whether the
          accelerated advancement is appropriate.

16.2 Wage Rates

[16.2 substituted by T0714 V0029 PR902061 PR909007 PR919750 PR932046 PR947880;
PR961100 ppc 08Jul05 (ppc 01Aug05 for Victorian employers bound to apply the terms of
this award by PR953189)]

16.2.1    Early childhood assistants wage levels

                                          Hourly rate         Full-time weekly wage
                                              $                         $
              Level 1                       14.17                     538.60
              Level 2                       14.31                     543.60
              Level 3                       14.44                     548.60
              Level 4                       14.56                     553.30
              Level 5                       14.68                     557.70
              Level 6                       14.81                     562.60

16.2.2    Junior employees

                                            % of adult rate   Hourly rate      Full-time
                                              at Level 1                      weekly wage
                                                                   $               $
              16 years of age or under            50              7.09          269.30
              17 years of age or under            60              8.50          323.16
              18 years of age or under            70              9.92          377.02
              19 years of age or under            80             11.34          430.88
              20 years of age or under            90             12.76          484.74

16.2.3    Co-ordinator’s wage levels:

              Length of Service          Wage rate per hour     Full-time weekly wage
                                                 $                           $
              Level 1                          15.10                    573.70
              Level 2                          15.40                    585.10
              Level 3                          15.65                    594.60




AP780459CRV                                                           Clause 16 (p. 4 of 5) - PR985400
16.3 Arbitrated Safety Net Adjustments

[16.3 substituted by PR909007 PR919750 PR932046 PR947880; PR961100 ppc 08Jul05
(ppc 01Aug05 for Victorian employers bound to apply the terms of this award by PR953189)]

     The rates of pay in this award include the arbitrated safety net adjustment payable under
     the Safety Net Review—Wages June 2005 decision [PR002005]. This arbitrated safety
     net adjustment may be offset against any equivalent amount in rates of pay received by
     employees whose wages and conditions of employment are regulated by this award
     which are above the wage rates prescribed in the award. Such above-award payments
     include wages payable pursuant to certified agreements, currently operating enterprise
     flexibility agreements, Australian workplace agreements, award variations to give effect
     to enterprise agreements and overaward arrangements. Absorption which is contrary to
     the terms of an agreement is not required.

     Increases made under previous National Wage Case principles or under the current
     Statement of Principles, excepting those resulting from enterprise agreements, are not to
     be used to offset arbitrated safety net adjustments.

16.4 Additional Payments

[16.4.1 substituted by PR919750 PR932046 PR947880; PR961100 ppc 08Jul05 (ppc
01Aug05 for Victorian employers bound to apply the terms of this award by PR953189);
varied by PR975371 PR979696; PR985400 from 16Jan09]

16.4.1     Where a Kindergarten or Play Care Assistant works a complete session without a
           qualified teacher being present, that Assistant is entitled to an additional payment
           of $21.52 for that session being 3.6% of the full time weekly wage applicable for
           an employee on commencement in the industry.

[16.4.2 varied by PR961100 ppc 08Jul05 (ppc 01Aug05 for Victorian employers bound to
apply the terms of this award by PR953189); varied by PR975371 PR979696; PR985400
from 16Jan09]

16.4.2     An employee required in accordance with 13.2.1 of this award to do general
           cleaning work as part of their regular daily routine in cleaning toilets, closets or
           lavatories shall be paid $1.54 extra per day.

[16.5 inserted by PR910149 ppc 01Jun00]

16.5 Annualisation of wages

     Employees who are rostered to work under the provisions of 20.3.1(b) of this award
     may at their election, subject to the agreement of the employer, have their weekly wage
     annualised. The weekly rate paid to an employee who exercises this option shall be
     calculated by apportioning a 46/52 fraction to the employees annual rate and this
     annualisation rate will be paid over the 52 weeks calculated by reference to the calendar
     preschool year.




AP780459CRV                                                          Clause 16 (p. 5 of 5) - PR985400
18.   ALLOWANCES

18.1 Meal allowance

[18.1 varied by PR919750 PR932046 PR947880; PR961100 ppc 08Jul05 (ppc 01Aug05 for
Victorian employers bound to apply the terms of this award by PR953189); varied by
PR975371; PR985400 from 16Jan09]

      An employee required to work in excess of nine continuous hours on any day, or after
      6.00 p.m. shall either be paid $9.25 or supplied with a meal of equivalent value.

18.2 Additional payments

18.2.1     Where a Kindergarten or Play Centre Assistant works a complete session without
           a qualified teacher being present, that Assistant is entitled to an additional
           payment of $14.39 for that session being 3.6% of the full-time weekly wage
           applicable for an employee on commencement in the industry as noted in 16.2
           hereof.

18.2.2     An employee required in accordance with 13.2.1 of this award to do general
           cleaning work as part of their regular daily routine in cleaning toilets, closets or
           lavatories shall be paid $1.10 per day extra.




AP780459CRV                                                                  Clause 18 - PR985400
PART 8 - TRANSFERS, TRAVELLING AND WORKING AWAY FROM USUAL
PLACE OF WORK

31.   TRAVELLING, TRANSPORT AND FARES

31.1 Reimbursement of expenses

[31.1 varied by PR919750 PR932046; PR961100 ppc 08Jul05 (ppc 01Aug05 for Victorian
employers bound to apply the terms of this award by PR953189); varied by PR975371
PR979696; PR985400 from 16Jan09]

      Where an employee is directed by the employer, or the employer's representative, to use
      the employee’s own motor vehicle on the employer's business, the employee shall be
      paid an allowance of $0.32 per kilometre.




AP780459CRV                                                                 Clause 31 - PR985400

								
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