Hours of work - It's about time: Non-contact time, class size and timetable policies

The It's About Time Toolkit is intended to help management and teachers implement the minimum non-contact time provisions of the STCA.

The It's About Time Toolkit  is intended to help management and teachers implement the minimum non-contact time provisions of the STCA.

The Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA)  and Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) contain workload entitlements for teachers, and obligations on the employer, for minimum guaranteed non-contact time and involvement in the development of timetabling policy.

This toolkit is intended to help management and teachers:

  • Implement the minimum non-contact time provisions of the STCA;
  • Assist in applying the requirement to endeavour to provide additional time for those with more than three permanent units and for part time teachers employed for 12 hours per week or above;
  • Assist determining how to "endeavour" for average class sizes; and
  • Establish a process for consultation on development and review of the school's timetabling policy to incorporate the entitlements.


The appendices include an audit process, frequently asked questions, STCA clause, ASTCA clause, sample timetable policies and more.

Last modified on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 14:51