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Major Changes to NESA Timeframes

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Due to ongoing issues with NESA’s online electronic Teacher Accreditation Management System (eTAMS), NESA has made changes to a number key accreditation dates for teachers wishing to maintain, or apply for, proficient accreditation this year.   These are:   Teachers whose Maintenance of Accreditation at Proficient Teacher is due in Terms 1-3 2018 Proficient Teachers with…

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Important Changes to the WWCC

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There have been some recent changes to Working With Children legislation which may impact you and your workers and volunteers.  Please see a summary of these changes below. So what are the changes?   Employer Obligations   Updated definition of child-related work The definition of child-related work has been changed to clarify that contact with…

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NEWS ALERT: MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

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Minimum Wage Rises By 3.5% In Brief: The Minimum Wage Panel has decided to increase the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award minimum rates of pay by 3.5%. The decision will increase the National Minimum wage to $719.20 per week, calculated on the basis of a week of 38 ordinary hours, or $18.93 per hour. CCER members have…

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New Hospitality & SCHADS Rules for 2018

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The Fair Work Commission has made changes to hours and overtime arrangements for part-time and casual employees working in Hospitality, Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS) and Retail Industries. These are designed to make rostering arrangements more flexible and extend overtime to casuals. At a glance: Part-time employees working in hospitality can now…

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