The Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022 (the agreement) provides that a principal can require a teacher or education support class employee to attend work outside their normal attendance or hours of work where the attendance is unavoidable and reasonable notice is provided.
The agreement provides for the accrual and acquittal of time in lieu where teachers and education support class are required to attend and perform duties which results in attendance in any week exceeding 38 hours for a full-time teacher or education support class employee (or normal hours for a part time employee). This ensures that teachers and education support class employees are properly recognised for the work they are required to undertake in addition to normal hours of attendance. Time in lieu accrues on an hour-for-hour basis.
This policy is designed to assist principals when planning and managing the accrual and acquittal of time in lieu, consistent with the time in lieu obligations set out in the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022. Additional resources are available to support schools and enable a common understanding of the principles, features and approach to managing time in lieu and support it’s practical implementation by schools.
Reviewed 13 December 2022