The agreement also includes a number of other improvements, including: ELAA believes that the proposed VECTEA offers a balanced approach for teachers, educators and early childhood providers, according to a statement from the association, which states that the proposed agreement is now reached by the government with regard to adequate funding. The highlights of the 2016 negotiations the last time the agreement was reached, as found by the AEU, included an annual salary increase of 3 per cent, 15 days off for co-educators and pay parity with teachers at the higher level of early childhood teachers (representing an additional 13 per cent) and pay parity with teachers at the lower level of early childhood teachers (equivalent to 8 additional per cent). The ministry is entering into negotiations for a new enterprise agreement covering nurses in the Primary and Secondary Program under the 2016 Department of Education and Training. ELAA agreed on substantial improvements for teachers and educators, "recognizing the importance of maintaining and attracting quality staff and thus supporting the dedicated work of service providers at an early age." A new classification of the "learning specialist" will also be created. From 2018, 3,000 of these support organizations will be funded at the same level as leading teachers. Teachers who are promoted in these classes are recognized for their excellent teaching practice and for the support they provide to other teachers. There are employment contracts for all employees of the department. To access the corresponding agreement, select one of the following job categories. Initial increase of $54.51 (18.59%) July 1, 2017 to take the daily rate from $293.30 to $347.81. At the end of the agreement, TRC members receive 383.13 $US for each working day. On 31 July 2020, the workers concerned received a communication on the rights of workers` representation with regard to the proposed Department of Education and Training (2020).
Communication is a formal requirement under the Fair Work Act 2009 and specifies the right of workers to be represented by a bargaining representative in relation to the proposed agreement. The VECTEA agreement is an important enterprise agreement that governs the sector sector of the Victorian community. In addition to the above increases, the classification structure for Divisions 1 and 2 is changed. This involves removing the lower subdivision in each of these areas and additional subdivision at the head of each zone.