Clause 4: classifications

New Classification Structure

4.1 The new classification structure for School Administrative and Support Staff is as follows:

School administrative manager:

  • SAM 1
  • SAM 2
  • SAM 3
  • SAM 4

School administrative officer:

  • SAO
School learning support officer and school learning support officer (vision support, hearing support, bilingual):
  • SLSO 1
  • SLSO 2
  • SLSO 3
  • SLSO 4
School learning support officer (pre-school):
  • SLSO PS 1
  • SLSO PS 2
  • SLSO PS 3
  • SLSO PS 4
School learning support officer (student health support):
  • SLSO SHS
Aboriginal education officer:
  • AEO 1
  • AEO 2
  • AEO 3
  • AEO 4
Business manager 1:
  • BM 1.1
  • BM 1.2
  • BM 1.3
  • BM 1.4
Business manager 2:
  • BM 2.1
  • BM 2.2
  • BM 2.3
  • BM 2.4

4.2 School Administrative Manager

The classification of School Administrative Manager is comprised of four levels;

The level of a School Administrative Manager position is determined as follows:

Level No. of equivalent full-time School Administrative Manager and School

Administrative Officers allocated to the school by staffing formula

Level 1

Less than 1.4

Level 2

1.4 - less than 1.8

Level 3

1.8 - less than 10

Level 4

10 or more

The level for a School Administrative Manager in a school for specific purposes is determined as follows:

(a) A notional number of students is determined by multiplying the number of effective full-time teaching staff to which a school for specific purposes is entitled by 30.

(b) The notional number of students is then applied to the primary school allocation formula to determine a notional number of School Administrative Managers and School Administrative Officers and thus which level of School Administrative Manager is to apply.

4.3 Business Manager

4.3.1 The classification of Business Manager is comprised of two levels:

(i) Business Manager (BM 1)

(ii) Business Manager (BM 2)

4.3.2 The classifications of Business Manager are independent from each other.

4.3.3 There is no automatic progression from the BM 1 classification to the BM 2 classification.

4.3.4 Entry to the classification of BM 1 or BM 2 will be through transitional provisions until 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021 entry to the classification of BM 1 or BM 2 will be based on merit determined by the applicable recruitment process.

4.4 Classification Descriptors

4.4.1 School Administrative Manager - is responsible for the efficient management of school financial and administrative systems and the supervision and training of school administration officers. Managing the provision of support for school activities and routines, including student welfare and wellbeing, and works with the school principal, school executive and teaching staff as required.

4.4.2 School Administrative Officer - provides administrative, financial, student welfare/wellbeing support and assistance in relation to office and classroom activities, including but not limited to the following school settings: the office, sick bay, library, science laboratory, and food technology/kitchen areas.

4.4.3 School Learning Support Officer - provides support for students with identified diverse needs including disability in classrooms and other learning environments under the direction and supervision of a teacher to support the achievement of educational outcomes. This support includes student welfare, health and wellbeing activities as required. In addition School Learning Support Officers may provide specific support for students in the following streams or settings: pre-school, vision support, hearing support, bilingual.

4.4.4 School Learning Support Officer (Student Health Support) - provides support for students with identified diverse needs including disability in classrooms and other learning environments under the direction and supervision of a teacher to support the achievement of educational outcomes. The main focus of the School Learning Support Officer (Student Health Support) is the performance of health support as required so that students can participate in and access education programs.

4.4.5 Aboriginal Education Officer - provides assistance to teachers, Aboriginal students and their families to support improved learning, welfare and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal students.

4.4.6 Business Manager - works with the school principal and school executive to manage school operational needs including but not limited to administration, asset management, procurement, finance and health and safety.

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