Schools Officers

Your new collective agreement has been voted up by an overwhelming majority of Department of Education staff! This agreement would not have happened without the hard work and dedication of Together members across the state.

The agreement includes better support for Schools Officers through the introduction of regionally-based School Facilities Operations Advisor roles and improvements to hours of work. It builds on the improvements to progression and funding that Union members won over the life of the last agreement.


Every schools officer has the opportunity to progress from OO2 to OO3 by completing a Certificate III course.

We have also negotiated new position descriptions.

They are here:

Schools Officer Facilities
Schools Officer Grounds
Schools Officer Facilities and Grounds

And these are accompanied by Work Level Standards.

Small schools are entitled to additional funds to employ a schools officer.

For more information from the Department about how it all works you can see the frequently asked questions here.

For any questions about the qualification, your upgrade or feedback on the position descriptions call us on 1800 177 244 and ask to speak to a schools organiser or email schools@together.org.au