Scheduled Class Time and FTE

A teachers FTE is calculated on their Scheduled Class Time (SCT).

Teachers hours of work

A full-time teacher is expected to work a 38 hour week averaged over a school term, plus reasonable additional hours.

Within the 38 hour week a full-time primary school teacher will have a maximum of 22.5 hours of SCT and a minimum of 2 hours release time. The other time is made up of professional expectations.

Scheduled class time for primary school teachers

Clause 60.3(a) of the VCEMEA outlines what is included in SCT for teachers. For primary school teachers it includes:

  • Scheduled classes (whether it is a single student or group of students)
  • Sport or other activity sessions which are in school hours
  • Sport or other activity sessions which are in school hours
  • All scheduled classes from the time students are required to be in attendance
  • Schedule assemblies