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TasTAFE: Higher Duties Allowance (HDA) & More Responsible Duties Allowance (MRDA)

Clause 20 of your Agreement states the following:

(a) Where an employee, at the request or direction of the employer performs temporarily the duties of an employee with a higher classification, for 5 or more consecutive days, that employee shall be paid an allowance equal to the difference between the employee’s own salary and the minimum salary of the higher position. 

If you are directed to complete any of the following for a period of five or more consecutive working days, you are entitled to claim this allowance:

  • Completing of an approved workload scheduling tool for teams;
  • Quoting for commercial course;
  • Program the delivery of programs for teams;
  • Negotiating with third parties on behalf of TasTAFE for the delivery of commercial programs;
  • Fulfilling functions that fall within the SOD of an Educational manager.

If the duties of a higher classification are required for more than six months then an expression of interest must be called for. 

More Responsible Duties Allowance differs to the Higher Duties Allowance. To be entitled to a Higher Duties Allowance you need to be acting in a role with a higher pay scale.

To be entitled to receive the More Responsible Duties Allowance you only need to perform duties in excess of the duties in your classification band, you do not need to be performing the duties of another employee at a higher classification. 

Clause 20 of your Agreement states:

(b) You will be entitled to a more responsible duties allowance when you are directed to perform duties that are in excess of the duties of your classification level or consist of partial higher duties for a period of five or more consecutive working days.

(c) You will be entitled to a more responsible duties allowance that is proportionate to the more responsible duties undertaken compared to your normal duties and by reference to your salary and the work value of the more responsible duties undertaken by you.

If you are employed as a fixed-term or sessional basis you cannot access the More Responsible Duties Allowance 

A reminder that ‘teachers teach’ and ‘managers manage’ and you do not need to take on higher duties!

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