An employee may be entitled to receive an allowance in addition to their usual salary or remuneration. Unless otherwise specified on the Policy and Guidelines tab, part-time employees are entitled to allowances on a pro rata basis relative to a full-time employee.

The payment of allowances may be affected by periods of leave. This is dependent on the type of leave, the period of leave and the length of time for which the employee has been in receipt of the allowance prior to the commencement of the leave. Where no restriction is specified, the allowance is not affected by taking leave.

Where the payment of an allowance is affected by the taking of leave, appropriate action must be taken on the payroll to continue or cease the payment of an allowance, during the period of leave. If no action is taken, the allowance will not be paid correctly.

Some allowances may be taken into account in determining various leave and salary entitlements.

Information regarding the following allowances is set out in the Policy and Guidelines tab:

  • salary loading allowance
  • leave purchase allowance (education support class)
  • first aid allowance (education support class)
  • intensive care allowance (education support class)
  • special schools allowance
  • remote allowance

For information refer to Special Payments and Higher Duties — Teaching Service.

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Overview of entitlement to allowances for teaching service and education support class employees

Reviewed 17 October 2023

Policy last updated

17 October 2023


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