Under the Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2021 there is a provision for non-contact time. If you are responsible for preparing, implementing and/or evaluating for a child or a group of children the answer is ‘no’. Your employer cannot make you give up a workplace entitlement to perform cleaning duties. A full-time teacher is entitled to a minimum of two hours non-contact time per week, pro rata if you are working part-time. During this time you are not required to supervise children or perform other duties, for example, cleaning.
If an enterprise agreement applies to your workplace you need to check the provisions in the Agreement.
Please contact the IEU if your situation is not resolved.