Communities Tasmania

Occupation specific claims for workers in the Department of Communities Tasmania.

Claim 79: Allied Health Professionals

  • Progression through AHP1 – AHP3 with a review of levels so there is a maximum of 12 levels across this three Band range.
  • Rules for determining the level for appointment be agreed, including minimum levels based on experience, length of degree, post-grad qualifications and regional incentives.
  • Recognition of Australian Quality Framework national classification levels and improved progression via clinical/education and management streams at L4-5 and accelerated progression through the attainment of post graduate study at all levels. 
  • Extend and amend the PUGS upgrade scheme for a non-healthcare setting.
  • Payment of a Mentoring/preceptor allowance for AHPs supporting student placements 
  • Incentive payments for chronically understaffed areas (to attract & retain).
  • Increase to Professional Development Fund; widen scope and improved clarity about what it can be used for.

Claim 80: Child Safety Service

  • That a demand-based funding model be adopted with worker ratios and clear caseload caps so staff resources increase as demand increases.
  • Post-critical incident briefings within 48 hours of an incident & workplace psycho-social support.
  • Retention and relocation incentives, market rate incomes and regional incentives.
  • That support structures be reviewed to ensure adequate support staff are available.
  • That employees be reimbursed for the costs associated with seeking support and treatment from private psychologists.

Claim 81: Family Violence Service

  • Commitment that additional staff employed during COVID will be converted to permanent roles.
  • Increase in establishment to allow backfill on recreation leave and to maintain safe caseloads.


Claim 82: Information & Communications Technology Appendix
Include clear progression/promotion pathway for ICT officers with high level technical expertise but no management responsibilities.