Clause 8: hours

8.1 The normal hours of work for full-time employees are 31 hours and 15 minutes per week between 7.30 am and 6.00 pm on school days, provided that:

8.1.1 School Administrative Managers shall work 33 hours 20 minutes per week;

8.1.2 former Library Clerical Assistants covered by the 1988 agreement may continue to work 36 hours 15 minutes per week.

8.1.3 Business Managers shall work 35 hours per week.

8.2 Starting and finishing times of employees shall be as determined by the principal to suit the needs of the school and in accordance with the span of hours in clause 8.1 following discussions with an employee or employees.

8.3 Normal hours of work shall be structured to avoid broken periods of duty, i.e. there shall be no split shifts.

8.4 The actual hours worked by an employee in any week may, by agreement between the principal and the employee, be averaged over periods of up to 10 weeks between the hours of 7.30 am and 6.00 pm; provided that the total hours worked in a 10 week shall not exceed:

8.4.1 312 hours 30 minutes for employees working 31 hours 15 minutes per week; or

8.4.2 333 hours 20 minutes for employees working 33 hours 20 minutes per week; or

8.4.3 350 hours for full-time employees working 35 hours per week; or

8.4.4 362 hours 30 minutes for full-time employees working 36 hours 15 minutes per week.

The pattern of hours worked by an employee under such an arrangement must be approved by the principal taking into account the needs of the school.

8.5 The provisions of the Department’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement 2018 and any successor agreements do not apply to employees covered under this award.

8.6 Averaging of hours arrangements are not available to School Learning Support Officer classifications as these roles work directly with students in the classroom.

8.7 Additional Hours

8.7.1 School Administrative and Support Staff (excluding Business Managers) are entitled to be paid for additional hours as required at the direction of the principal or their delegate. The working of such additional hours shall be as directed by the principal or their delegate.

8.7.2 Full-time permanent and long term temporary members of the school administrative and support staff, can work additional hours above their normal hours of work of 6 hours 15 minutes for School Administrative Officers, School Learning Support Officers, Aboriginal Education Officers and 6 hours 40 minutes for School Administrative Managers up to 7 hours per day.

8.7.3 For part time permanent and long term temporary members of school administrative and support staff, hours worked up to 6 hours 15 minutes for School Administrative Officers, School Learning Support Officers, Aboriginal Education Officers and 6 hours 40 minutes for School Administrative Managers are remunerated at the standard rate of pay and accrue vacation pay as per clause 5.4.

8.7.4 The rate of payment for additional hours worked beyond 6 hours 15 minutes for School Administrative Officers, School Learning Support Officers, Aboriginal Education Officers and 6 hours 40 minutes for School Administrative Managers for up to 7 hours per day will be calculated by applying a loading of 15% to the standard hourly rate and will not accrue any vacation or leave entitlements.

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