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Duties Other Than Teaching

How much DOTT am I entitled to?

The TasTAFE Teaching Staff Industrial Agreement allows for various teaching methods – Direct Learning, Workplace Learning and Mixed Mode.

Direct Learning – where the average direct teaching load is 19 hours but can be increased up to 23 hours per week for three weeks or 21 hours for 17 consecutive weeks, then you must have a break.

Workplace Learning – where an employee is working exclusively in the workplace learning mode, they work 1300 hours per annum and incorporates DOTT.

Distance/Flexible Learning all learning activities are undertaken on the same basis as workplace learning. This means off campus, internet, multimedia, online & related learning modes and in support of these assessment activities, recognition functions and delivery activities including face to face, teleconferences, video conferences; development & maintenance of learning and assessment resources, enrolments and course advice.

Mixed Mode – is where an employee works a combination of Workplace, Distance & Direct Learning and shall be credited hours towards the direct learning annual teaching load (760 hours) on a pro rata basis of 0.5847 hours for each hour worked.

DOTT – is based on full-time employees who work a 35 hour week with an average 19 hours of direct learning and the other hours incorporating hours other than teaching – i.e. 16 hours DOTT.

Fixed-term employees are also entitled to DOTT on a pro rata basis based on their contracted hours of work. The difficulty for managers is how DOTT can be incorporated into the hours of work when fixed term staff may only work very few days.

For more info sheets on your working conditions in TasTAFE, check out the AEU website at or talk to your local AEU workplace Rep.

References & further information

AEU website

  • Members Service > Factsheets
  • Members Service> Agreements, Awards, Directions
  • TasTAFE Teaching Staff Agreement clause 6.8 and clause 13

References & further information

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