3.16 Tutor Teacher Allowance

3.16.1 A tutor teacher is a fully certificated teacher who has met the professional standards in this agreement as appropriate and is designated as being responsible for providing an advice and guidance programme to a provisionally certificated first or second year teacher working towards full certification. The responsibilities of a tutor teacher include assisting the provisionally certificated teacher to meet the requirements for becoming fully certificated.

3.16.2 The Tutor Teacher Allowance of $4000 per annum is payable to a designated tutor teacher while they are responsible for a permanently appointed or long-term relieving first or second year provisionally certificated teacher or teachers. The Tutor Teacher Allowance is payable provided that:

    1. the total combined hours worked by the provisionally certificated teacher(s) are at least 0.8 FTTE, and
    2. the tutor teacher is not receiving at the same time an allowance payable under clause 3.16.3.

3.16.3 A tutor teacher allowance of $1000 per annum is payable to a designated tutor teacher while they are responsible for a permanently appointed or long term relieving first year provisionally certificated teacher where the hours worked by the provisionally certificated teacher are 0.5 FTTE or greater but less than 0.8 FTTE, provided that the tutor teacher is not receiving at the same time an allowance payable under clause 3.16.2.

3.16.4 A tutor teacher may be responsible for tutoring more than one provisionally certificated teacher concurrently, but shall only receive one payment of the allowance.

3.16.5 Only one teacher may be designated as being responsible for tutoring any provisionally certificated teacher at any one time.

3.16.6 The designation of tutor teacher shall be for no more than one school year on each occasion.

3.16.7 Where the provisionally certificated teacher is employed for part of a year, e.g. one term, the allowance shall be paid to the tutor teacher for that part of the year only.

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