Clause 2: definitions
2.1 "Aboriginal Education Officer" means a classification of School Administrative and Support Staff for whom the requirement of Aboriginality is a legitimate occupational qualification under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
2.2 "Act" means the Education (School Administrative and Support Staff) Act 1987.
2.3 "Additional hours" means those hours worked by School Administrative and Support Staff (excluding Business Managers) beyond the normal hours of duty set out in Clause 8. Hours as required by the principal, up to 7 hours per day and to a maximum of 35 hours per week.
2.4 "Association" means the Public Service Association and Professional Officers' Association Amalgamated Union of New South Wales.
2.5 "Averaging of hours" means the arrangement approved by the principal under which a permanent or long term temporary employee works their normal total working hours over a ten week period (a school term) and is entitled to be absent for a maximum of one day during that period provided that the hours worked by the employee over the school term are equivalent to the total actual working hours required for that period.
2.6 "Centre" means a Departmental centre which provides instruction to students, such as a distance education centre, environmental education centre or intensive English centre.
2.7 "Continuous employment" means employment for a specific number of hours per week for each week of the school year, which may be broken by school vacations and any approved leave which counts as service.
2.8 "Department" means the New South Wales Department of Education.
2.9 "Domestic Violence" means domestic violence as defined in the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007.
2.10 "Employee" means any person employed as a member of the School Administrative and Support Staff.
2.11 "Equivalent full-time" means the number of full-time and part-time employees allocated to a school converted to a full-time equivalent.
2.12 "Full-time employee" means any person employed as a member of the School Administrative and Support Staff who works 31.25, 33.33 or 35 hours per week or, in the case of a former Library Clerical Assistant covered by the 1988 agreement, 36.25 hours per week.
2.13 "Industrial Relations Commission" means the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales established by the Industrial Relations Act 1996.
2.14 "Long-term temporary employee" means a member of the School Administrative and Support Staff employed by the Secretary in an assignment on a temporary basis, either full-time or part-time, under section 21 of the Act, for a period in excess of one school term.
2.15 "Part-time employee" means any person employed as a member of the School Administrative and Support Staff who works less than 31.25, 33.33 or 35 hours per week.
2.16 "Permanent employee" means a member of the School Administrative and Support Staff employed on a permanent basis by the Secretary in the service of the Crown under section 8 of the Act.
2.17 "Principal" means the principal of a Department school.
2.18 "School" means a Department school where instruction is provided by the Department and includes any place designated as part of, or as an annex to, such school.
2.19 "School Administrative and Support Staff" means and includes persons employed as Aboriginal Education Officers, Business Managers, School Administrative Officers, School Administrative Managers, School Learning Support Officers, School Learning Support Officers (Pre-School), School Learning Support Officers (Vision Support, Hearing Support, Bilingual) and School Learning Support Officers (Student Health Support).
2.20 "School day" means any weekday during school terms, as specified by the Secretary.
2.21 "School for specific purposes" means a school which is classified as such by the Secretary and is established under the Education Act 1990 to provide education for students with disabilities.
2.22 "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department of Education.
2.23 "Service" means service as determined by the Secretary.
2.24 "Short-term temporary employee" means a member of the School Administrative and Support Staff employed by the Secretary in an assignment on a temporary basis, either full-time or part-time, under section 21 of the Act, for a period of one school term or less.
2.25 "Western, Central and Eastern Divisions" means those areas of New South Wales as described in Section 4 of the Crown Lands Act 1989.