Salary and conditions of employment

Salary and conditions of employment

​​​​​​​You will be paid fortnightly, every second Wednesday, by electronic funds transfer to the financial institution you nominated when you started with the department. Each pay includes payment up to and including the Sunday of that pay week.

Your pay advice is available electronically via MyHR Self Service and is also delivered via email. Your pay advice includes:

  • your employee number and classification

  • applicable allowances

  • gross and net salary for the fortnight

  • deductions, including income tax and superannuation contributions

  • leave entitlements.

You can change your bank details yourself at any time or check the information held about you using MyHR Self Service (DET employees only). You can also access training and support (DET employees only) across the range of available activities and functions.

Salary

Your salary is calculated according to the classification of your role, the basis of your employment and the length of time you have been employed. All DET positions are assigned a classification based on the type of work and level of responsibility.

Most job classifications fall into one of the following salary streams:

  • Administrative.

  • Professional.

  • Technical.

  • Operational.

  • Teaching.

  • Nursing.

Usually, starting salaries are at the lowest level for the classification; however, the department may recognise prior teaching or industry experience to determine the salary for temporary or permanent employees.

Salary packaging

Salary packaging is available to you. It allows some of your salary to be taken as benefits before tax, such as voluntary contributions to superannuation or leasing a car. Using salary packaging in these ways lowers your taxable income and may potentially increase your after-tax income.

For more information about salary packaging contact either of the administrators of the scheme:

Superannuation

Permanent and temporary employees

Required contributions to your QSuper Accumulation account are deducted beginning from your first pay.

Standard employee contributions are 5%, attracting an employer contribution of 12.75% of your gross salary. You may reduce your contributions to 2% with a corresponding lower employer contribution. You may also make voluntary superannuation contributions. However, this does not result in increased employer contributions.

Casual employees

An employer contribution of 9.5% of your pay will be deposited each fortnight that you work. You don't have to make personal contributions as a casual. However, if you wish to do so, contact QSuper or your pay office.

Leave entitlements

All temporary and permanent employees are entitled to paid leave for various reasons such as illness, recreation, emergency or compassionate circumstances, natural disasters etc.

Entitlements vary according to the employee's position and location.

Conditions of employment

Your conditions of employment will vary depending on your position (teacher, public servant, teacher aide, etc.) and the category of your employment (full-time/part-time, casual/temporary/permanent).

The conditions of employment for all cohorts of employees are contained in the relevant industrial awards and agreements.

The award for your position sets out the basic conditions under which you work. Certified agreements, negotiated between the department and relevant unions, will vary some conditions of employment.​

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Last updated
03 January 2017