Allowances You Can Claim

Education Support Personnel (ESP) may be able to claim for the allowances listed below.

ESP means all school-based employees who are employed to work 40/42/43 weeks per year and includes Teacher Assistant, School Administration, Canteen Assistants and Library Technicians.

When these allowances are payable can be complex, do not hesitate to seek our support before you negotiate with your SBM/Principal.

Toileting Allowance

Teacher Assistants who are required to regularly undertake toileting and/or showering duties with high needs students, including changing of nappies and cleaning up vomit are to be paid an allowance of $15.00 per week and $17.00 per week for those in Support Schools.

This allowance must be applied for each year by completing the ‘Toileting Allowance Form’ available on the DoE Staff Intranet.

First Aid Allowance

ESP’s nominated by the DoE to perform first aid duties and who has a current Workplace Certificate Level 2, HLTFA301B, National Training Package, or an equivalent certificate is to be paid an allowance of $795.00 annually.

Health Care Procedure Allowance

Teacher Assistants (full time or part time) who agree to regularly undertake health care procedures and are trained (credentialled) are entitled to an allowance of $30 per week. This applies from the first full pay period on or after 27 February 2020.

Appendix 1 of the Health Care Procedures Allowance Agreement 2020 provides a list of health care procedures. These include catheterisation, use of rectal DiazepamTM/ MidazolamTM, injection of medication in an emergency (such as a severe allergic reaction), use of gastronomy tube, suctioning and use of a suctioning catheter, resuscitation, administration of oxygen, tracheostomy care, blood and urine testing, administration of oral glucose or sugar, stoma care, peg feeding and changing colostomy bags, (the collection, storage and dispensing of prescription medication will be an additional procedure when registered at the TIC)

This allowance will only be paid if you have volunteered and are required to regularly perform heath care procedures listed in Appendix 1 above.

If you elect not undertake a health care procedure, you will not be discriminated against by your employer.

This allowance must be applied for each year by completing the ‘Health Care Procedure Allowance Form’

Camping Allowance

If you stay overnight in a tent* in performing your duties, then you are to be paid a camping allowance of $65.55 for each overnight stay.

If you stay overnight in a standing camp, hut or shelter** in performing your duties then you are to be paid a camping allowance of $55.20 for each overnight stay.

If you stay overnight in an employer provided non-commercial accommodation*** in performing your duties then you are to be paid a camping allowance of $45.50 for each overnight stay.

Corrections Allowance

Not to be mistaken for ‘Correctional Facility Allowance’

If you are engaged to undertake duties in the Ashley Youth Detention Centre then you are to receive a Corrections Allowance of 6.5% of your salary. This allowance is payable for all periods of paid leave including personal leave.

Correctional Facility Allowance

If you are an employee of the TasTafe or Libraries Tasmania in Department of Education and engaged in duties classified under the Tasmanian State Service Award  No. 1 of 2020 (Consolidated) at a prison facility including the Risdon Prison Complex, Ron Barwick Medium Security Prison, Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison, a Remand centre or associated administrative and training buildings, then you are to receive a Corrections Allowance of 7.5% of your salary subject to having: (i) Regular contact with and who is required to supervise inmates; and  (ii) Is responsible for the safety, containment and security of assigned inmates.

Other Allowances

You may also be eligible for other allowances including Overnight Conference & Training Course Travel, Meals and Incidentals, District/Isolated areas, Airfares from Bass Strait, Required/Occasional User, Testing and Tagging. If you are unsure about your eligibility then talk to your AEU rep or contact us on (03) 6234 9500 or at support@aeutas.org.au.

*Tent means remote area camping in a tent where all personal equipment (tent/shelter, sleeping gear, cooking gear, food) is carried in by the employer.

**Standing camp, hut or shelter means any type of shelter that is provided by the employer where the employees typically have access to hot and cold running water, sleeping quarters, bathroom, and kitchen facilities. This excludes staff accommodation provided under a rental agreement and commercial accommodation.

***Employer provided non-commercial accommodation means accommodation provided by the employer where the employees typically have access to hot and cold running water, sleeping quarters, bathroom and kitchen facilities. This excludes staff accommodation provided under a rental agreement and commercial accommodation.

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