Science Operations Officers


Science Operations Officers are essential school staff who support teaching and learning.

Union members put forward a great case and we are not giving up!

SOO members want recognition for the technical work that you do. Translation to the TO stream means better pay, recognition of qualifications and improved progression. Last year the department provided this document  to show what moving to the TO stream could mean.

Read our union's submission to the Review of School Resourcing here.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are essential parts of the State School curriculum and Science Operations Officer need their workload concerns addressed.

SOO Classifications

We have been sent this document for consultation by the Department. This is about the current progression process to OO4.

We have previously provided a guide to writing a business case for union members, however members were receiving spurious reasons for knock backs from "schools can only have one OO4 position" – (wrong!) to "schools are not entitled to a OO4 position under the model" – (also wrong!). This new guide asks for written reasons to be provided and we can use those and new provisions in legislation to challenge those decisions.

We are continuing to ask for better resourcing and looking at alternative classification levels.

If you have any questions regarding these materials please email or call the union office on 1800 177 244.