Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2021

The Victorian Government Schools Agreement (VGSA) of 2021 is an important document that sets out the terms and conditions for teachers, principals and support staff working in government schools in Victoria, Australia.

This agreement covers a range of issues including pay, working conditions, career development and work-life balance. It has been negotiated between the Victorian government, the Australian Education Union (AEU) and the Victorian Principals Association (VPA) over a period of several months.

One of the key features of the VGSA is its commitment to supporting teachers and principals to improve student outcomes. This includes providing additional resources and training to help teachers deliver high-quality teaching, particularly in areas such as literacy and numeracy.

The agreement also addresses the issue of workload, which has been a major concern for many teachers in recent years. Under the VGSA, teachers will be given greater flexibility in how they use their time, with a focus on reducing administrative tasks and allowing more time for planning and collaboration with colleagues.

In addition, the VGSA sets out a range of measures to support the health and wellbeing of staff, including access to counselling services and the provision of additional leave entitlements.

Overall, the VGSA represents a significant step forward for teachers and support staff working in government schools in Victoria. It provides greater job security, fair and transparent remuneration, and a commitment to investing in the professional development of staff to benefit both teachers and students.