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Fixed Term Employees Seeking Permanency

For TasTAFE staff on a fixed-term contract there are two ways to gain permanency:

  1. Be made permanent upon the completion of your TAE.
  2. Be appointed to a permanent position.

Completion of TAE+

This applies to teachers employed on a fixed-term contract as a teacher under supervision. While on a fixed-term contract a teacher under supervision is to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE). Once the TAE is successfully completed the employee is able to transition directly into permanency on the Teaching Award.

Upon completion of your TAE you should have an opportunity to negotiate you salary based on your qualifications and experience.

If you have recently completed your TAE and have not been made permanent, please contact our member support centre at

Appointment to Permanent Position

Appointment to a permanent position will usually occur by applying for and wining a job advertised as permanent.

Employment Directions 13 and 14, which previously provided the guidelines to permanency, no longer apply to staff in TasTAFE. If you have completed more than 24 months of continuous contracts, you can request for the position to be advertised as permanent, but this is no longer a requirement for TasTAFE.

If you are having trouble gaining permanency, please contact us at

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