Administrative Officers

Hard won additional school funding will have impacts on Administration Officers within Queensland State Schools.

Are you an International Student Coordinator or Homestay Coordinator? Please below about a big win for you – get in touch about next steps.

We have not finished our campaign to have all administration officers reclassified.

In 2017 Together delegates are drafting AO3 & AO4 position descriptions with the Department.

These positions descriptions are not finalised yet. However, here is our union's working list of duties performed at these classification levels.

There are also several existing PDs that are at the AO3 and AO4 level that you can review:

We are keen to hear your thoughts and to help members seek progression to these levels. Please get in touch at

WIN! For International Student and Home Stay Coordinators

In 2016 we wrote to the Department about their failure to pay you an appropriate on-call allowance and recall to duty allowances when you are performing your work.

Six weeks later we received this letter from the Department saying they would "get back to us next year" essentially.

Given that the Department had had six weeks to respond to us we lodged a dispute in the Industrial Relations Commission to get urgent resolution.

The Department have now, as a result of this dispute, advised all your managers that they MUST pay you an on-call allowance and recall to duty.

So when you are back in Term 1 please make sure that the appropriate forms are being given to you to claim this.

We can also make a claim for back-pay for up to six years of lost entitlements for members.

Please get in touch and we can work on this with you.