Science Operations Officers

The Together poll of members has voted NO to the offer from the Department of Education. For more read here.

 Together members who are Department of Education SOOs have RESUMED work bans. These bans are currently: 

  • A ban on undertaking work of a technical nature.

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!

Read our union's submission 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.