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Home > News > 2018 > February > Are you receiving your First Aid Allowance?

Are you receiving your First Aid Allowance?

First_Aid_School_Officer.jpgIf you are a School Officer with first aid duties, you may be entitled to receive a First Aid Allowance from your employer. As a union we can bargain collectively for provisions that assist members to do their jobs, and our members have been successful in securing First Aid Allowances for school officer members in collective agreements in various sectors of non-government education across Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Queensland Catholic schools

In Queensland Catholic schools, a School Officer who holds a current first aid certificate and who is appointed by their employer to be a First Aid Officer should receive the First Aid Allowance of $16.60 per week ($17 from the first full pay period on or after 1 May 2018).

Queensland Lutheran schools

School Officers in Queensland Lutheran schools who are appointed to positions classified at levels 1, 2 or 3, who are required to be aware of a student or students with medical conditions and are able and required to participate in the administration of medication or emergency treatment these students, should be receiving an allowance at the rate of $10.30 per week. 

This allowance applies to school officers who hold a Queensland Ambulance Service first aid qualification (or equivalent) and who are appointed as a First Aid Officer.

Northern Territory Catholic schools

A full-time School Officer in a Northern Territory Catholic school who holds a current recognised first aid certificate or equivalent qualification, who is required by the employer to perform first aid duties, should be paid an allowance of $22.63 per fortnight. 

Employees who do not work on a full-time basis and are required to perform similar duties should receive the relevant proportion of this allowance.

Queensland Anglican schools

In Queensland Anglican schools, School Officers who are appointed to positions classified at levels 1, 2 or 3, who are required to be aware of students with medical conditions and participate in the administration of medication or emergency treatment to these students, are currently entitled to $13.4748 per week as a First Aid Allowance. 

This allowance applies to school officers who hold a Queensland Ambulance Service first aid qualification (or equivalent) and who are appointed as a First Aid Officer.

Queensland PMSA schools

A School Officer at a PMSA school who is designated by their employer to engage in, or assist particular students with, ongoing specialised care needs (for example, medical, manual handling and/or hygiene procedures) will be paid a Specialised Care Allowance equivalent to the value of the First Aid Allowance. 

Members in PMSA schools are encouraged to contact our Member Services Team on FREECALL 1800 177 937 for further details regarding their entitlement to a First Aid Allowance.

Northern Territory Lutheran schools

A full-time School Officer in a Northern Territory Lutheran school who holds a current recognised first aid certificate or equivalent qualification, who is required by the employer to perform first aid duties, should be paid an allowance of $575.20 per year. 

Employees who do not work on a full-time basis and are required to perform similar duties should receive the relevant proportion of this allowance.

For further details on your entitlements, and to discuss your First Aid Allowance entitlements in another sector, call our union on FREECALL 1800 177 937.

Topics : School Officers

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.