DETE is committed to being a professional public service agency working as an integrated service and where the actions and behaviour of its employees foster public trust and confidence in the Queensland Public Service.
This procedure describes the obligations of DETE employees to declare other employment which is concurrent with their role as a public service officer.
A logical and reasonable approach should be adopted, for example, employees engaged under the following circumstances would not generally be required to provide notification:
- a teacher aide on several engagements, working no more than 38 hours per week at one or more state schools
- a teacher conducting authorised extra private tuition as a result of allocated government funding
- a teacher on approved leave to work with Education Queensland International at an offshore project (i.e. where leave is specifically approved to carry out a particular activity)
- a TAFE teacher who is engaged as a part-time electrical teacher at an institute and who also works as an electrical contractor in industry (due to currency requirements).
However employees engaged under the following circumstances would be required to provide notification:
- a teacher conducting unauthorised extra private paid tuition after school hours for students at their school
- a physical education teacher charging fees for extra coaching for students participating in a regional team
- a TAFE teacher who is offering similar training programs as those they teach at the institute in a private capacity as a consultant.
An employee who is aggrieved by the department’s determination made under this procedure may request a review of the determination in accordance with the Public Service Commission - Managing Employee Complaints - Directive 8/10 and the department’s Managing Employee Complaints procedure.