Human resources

Ministerial Orders — Employment


The Minister for Education has the power under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 to make orders relating to the employment of teaching service employees and school council employees.

Teaching service employees

The teaching service comprises employees in the executive class, principal class, teacher class, paraprofessional class and education support class employed under Part 2.4 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.

The following Orders currently apply to teaching service employees:

Teaching service (employment conditions, salaries, allowances, selection and conduct) Order 2017

Principal (selection procedures and grounds for review)

School council employees

School councils may employ education support class employees, casual relief teachers and other non-teaching staff under Part 2.3 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.

The following Order currently applies to school council employees:

School council employees (employment conditions, salaries, allowances and selection) Order 2017

Relevant legislation

Contact information

Outlines the department policy and procedure for Ministerial Orders — Employment

Reviewed 21 April 2021

Policy last updated

15 June 2020


  • Schools
  • School councils


People Division Refer to ‘Contact information’ heading below for all HR contact details

Was this page helpful?