38 Classifications and Categories
- Academic and ELC Teaching Staff Collective Agreement 2014–2017
- On appointment, English Language Teachers will be placed on a salary level commensurate with the level for their qualifications and experience:
- Category A commences at a minimum of Level 4 with a maximum of Level 10
- Category B commences at a minimum of Level 3 with a maximum of Level 10
- Category C commences at a minimum of Level 2 with a maximum of Level 10
- Category D commences at a minimum of Level 1 with a maximum of Level 7 - provided that a Category D employee who achieves Level 7 may be promoted beyond that Level where that employee can demonstrate that she/he is able to carry out the full range of duties carried out by a Category A, B or C employee.
- Employees will be assigned to one of the following categories based on their qualifications and experience:
- Category A – Doctoral or Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics or a TESOL-related field, Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma in Education or equivalent;
- Category B – Bachelor’s Degree in TESOL-related field and Diploma in Education or equivalent; or Bachelor’s Degree in Education plus recognised TESOL certification;
- Category C – Bachelor’s Degree and recognised TESOL certification; or Bachelor’s Degree including TESOL practical and theoretical pedagogy;
- Category D – Bachelor’s degree and teaching qualification plus relevant classroom teaching experience; or other qualifications not provided for above and/or expected to acquire minimum TESOL qualifications.
- Employees will be accredited with teaching experience and be allocated a higher salary in accordance, with the following:
- One (1) increment for each year of full-time equivalent TESOL teaching or equivalent; or
- One (1) increment for each two (2) years of full-time equivalent teaching in other languages to a maximum of three (3) increments.
- Whenever practical, teaching positions will be offered as continuing positions and/or continuing contingent positions and/or fixed-term positions. Wherever practical, the ratio of hours taught by continuing and/or continuing contingent and/or fixed-term employees to hours taught by casual employees shall not be less than 3:1.
- ROLE DESCRIPTORS
The Academic Manager is an experienced ELICOS teacher with additional language centre management experience. The Academic Manager ensures the development and maintenance of high quality operations of the English Language Centre (ELC), makes a proactive, substantial and strategically significant contribution to the work of the management team of the ELC, and demonstrates leadership in developing and maintaining Quality Assurance mechanisms covering all academic aspects of ELC operations.
The Head Teacher is an experienced ELICOS teacher and is responsible for coordinating the teaching of all ELC programs. The Head Teacher carries out related supervisory, administrative and professional duties as necessary to ensure the continued provision of English Language programs of the highest quality, and participates proactively and effectively in development activities to enhance the professional standards of the English Language Centre.
English Language Teachers
English LanguageTeachers are responsible for designing, teaching, evaluating and documenting effective courses or course components of general, academic and specific purpose English programs for international students from non-English speaking backgrounds. They perform related administrative and professional duties required to ensure the continued provision of English Language programs of the highest quality, support students, and actively participate in professional development activities to enhance the professional activity of the ELC.