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carolann
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50% completion

Post by carolann » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:51 pm

I have a full cert 3 and have been employed as an assistant educator for almost 2 years. I started a diploma corse and have credit transferred the Cert 3 so am just making up the units to complete.

My line manager several months ago (before starting my diploma) had said that when our current room leader takes leave- which will now be in about a months time - she would like me to take over as room leader as I have been doing a lot of the planning etc already. Fast forward to last week and I am now told i cannot do it because I am not 50% through my diploma.

I have 3 of 10 units left to complete, and thought a Cert 3 was literally half the diploma - am i incorrect?

My course tutor indicated that some centres calculate it differently but is having student services send me a letter to outline how much progress i have made. Its very frustrating because i am one week off completing the practical hours requirement and submitting my skills workbook, i have one unit that i can submit this week after my manager signs of the risk assessment. But marking timeframes are 4-6 weeks so i may not have results in time for them to be considered.

Am i being oversensitive about the sudden change in plan when it wasnt a problem before i started the diploma. My manager has said that i can do all the planning if i want to but she wont consider me a room leader without a letter from my course provider and a transcript. (So she will let me do the job without paying for it)

Id really appreciate any thoughts or opinions on this. ACECQA specifies that you can be counted as working towards a diploma if you have completed all the Cert 3 elements - i've clearly done this so am not sure what to do next.

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Re: 50% completion

Post by AMH » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:22 pm

I would ask if they will back pay you once you get the transcript from your training provider. My centre also did not give me the pay rise for completing my diploma until I was able to provide them with my certificate but I was not performing any duties beyond what I was already doing. If they want you to do the work of Room Leader but aren't willing to pay you until you provide a transcript, get it in writing that once the transcript is provided, they will back pay you from the date you started performing as a Room Leader.

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Re: 50% completion

Post by Lorina » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:17 pm

I apologise for my delayed response... I recently had a baby so please bear with me as I adjust to balancing work and family.


You can still have a Room Leader position, without having complete your Diploma qualification. As you have said, ACECQA states:

You can be counted towards meeting the diploma level qualification requirements if you can satisfy all of the above and one of the following:

hold an approved certificate III level qualification OR
have completed the approved certificate III units OR

Since you hold a cert 3 qualification, I don't see why you cannot be a Room Leader. Are you able to provide the Cert 3 unit transcript to your manager? You could also state that you meet the Diploma level requirements, as per ACECQA.

In regards to pay, you will not be paid as a fully qualified Diploma room leader, however, you should be paid a minimum Level4A. This is for an Educator who holds the Room Leader position without the Diploma qualification.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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