Vectea Agreement

The process of creating new enterprise agreements for early childhood is well advanced. However, a number of measures still need to be taken before the new agreements are completed. The highlights of the 2016 negotiations the last time the agreement was reached, as found by the AEU, included an annual salary increase of 3 per cent, 15 days off for co-educators and pay parity with teachers at the higher level of early childhood teachers (representing an additional 13 per cent) and pay parity with teachers at the lower level of early childhood teachers (equivalent to an additional 8 per cent). ELAA believes that the proposed VECTEA offers a balanced approach for teachers, educators and early childhood providers, according to a statement from the association, which states that the proposed agreement is now reached by the government with regard to adequate funding. The proposed enterprise agreements provide for a new procedure for progress from phase 2.5 to level 3.1 from March 2021. If enterprise agreements were to be approved by the Fair Work Commission (after an employee vote to support the proposed agreement),teachers will no longer need validation for teachers to move from level 2.5 to level 3.1 for teachers. The ability of employers to address underperformance issues has been successfully negotiated by the ELAA, which ensures that employers can extend the trial period for workers to six months under the proposed agreement, which also allows the employer to formally manage benefit issues. The VECTEA agreement is an important enterprise agreement that governs the sector sector of the Victorian community. If you have a question about the VECTEA renegotiation, you can contact ELAA by email by emailing vectea@elaa.org.au During recent discussions, ELAA said the proposed agreement ”focuses on quality outcomes for the early childhood sector by improving salaries and conditions for teachers and educators and providing employers with greater capacity to manage their workforce.” Employees covered by the agreement must: teachers must submit their intent form (below) to kindergarten.funding@education.vic.gov.au in order to apply for validation for the progress of Levels 2.5 to Level 3.1: the VECTEA must serve the Victorian spring sector, as is the case today and in the future. Eligible teachers who have filed a letter of intent by December 18, 2020 have until February 28, 2021 to file their validation application.

. If you have any questions about the validation service, please contact VETASSESS Early Childhood Teachers validation: once the validation application has been filed, the evaluation process will be completed in accordance with the provisions of VECTEA 2016 and EEAE 2016. One of the main features highlighted by the association is that government policy increasingly considers the sector as a whole in order to improve and integrate the results of the ECEC. Looking ahead, ECEC policy, funding and the regulatory framework will grow very rapidly, expanding kindergarten for all three-year-olds in Victoria by 2022 (including long-term meeting and child care).