Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement

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Part Five: Reimbursing Allowances

Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective: 12 July 2019 to 11 July 2022

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  • 5.1 Expenses Incurred in the use of Private Vehicles
      1. As determined by the employer, reimbursement of the equivalent public transport fare or a motor vehicle allowance of 58 cents per kilometre shall be paid to employees in the following circumstances:
          1. the necessary transportation of a child due to sickness, accident or when left at the kindergarten after a session;
          2. attendance at meetings or on association business as required by the employer.
  • 5.2 Meal Allowance
      1. The employer shall reimburse the actual and reasonable expenses incurred by the employee where the employer requires an employee's attendance at a meeting that prevents the employee returning home for the evening meal.
  • 5.3 Relieving Allowance
      1. An employee required to perform relieving duty which necessitates absence from home overnight shall be paid actual and reasonable expenses on submission of the appropriate receipts or vouchers.
  • 5.4 Higher Duties Allowance
      1. A permanent employee who relieves in a position on a higher salary scale shall be paid an allowance at the rate representing the difference between the employee's current salary and the rate which would be payable to the employee if permanently appointed to that position. This is subject to the employee carrying out the full duties and responsibilities for a minimum qualifying period of five consecutive working days and subject to such conditions as the employer may approve. Payment of the allowance will be backdated to include the previous five days. These conditions must be met on each occasion that the higher duties are performed.
      2. Where an employer requires the period of higher duties to span a term break, the higher duties allowance shall continue to be paid during that term break.
  • 5.5 Secondment Allowance
      1. A permanent employee who is seconded to relieve in a position elsewhere shall be paid for the period concerned an allowance at the rate of $2,500 per annum on such terms as the employer may prescribe.
      2. Where a permanent employee is seconded to relieve in a position which is on a higher salary scale, the employee shall be paid a higher duties allowance or the secondment allowance whichever is the greater.
  • 5.6 Expenses Incurred in the Attendance at Courses
      1. Where an employee attends a retraining course or any other course related to that employee's employment, the employer shall reimburse actual and reasonable expenses incurred by the employee, subject to the prior approval of these expenses by the employer.
      2. Where attendance at courses is required by the employer, actual and reasonable expenses shall be met by the employer including travel costs and course fees. For the purposes of this clause:
          1. travel costs are set out in 5.1 of this agreement;
          2. employees will "car pool" where practicable; and
          3. where the employer arranges a course and employees choose to attend the course in a different location and/or at a higher cost, employees shall receive those expenses that would have been incurred in attending the course arranged by the employer.