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QA 4: Staffing Arrangements

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Getting to know the NQS - NQS PLP. Unpacking the Standards. The presentations below are intended as a resource to support those working across the education sector to become familiar with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Unpacking the Standards

Each PowerPoint includes notes for the presenter. New Unpacking and implementing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (90 mins required) This presentation focuses on both unpacking the Standards and exploring AITSL tools and resources to support implementation of the Standards. There are two activities requiring preparation and the materials for these activities are also listed below. Unpacking and implementing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (ppt 4550kb) Activity 1 Standards jigsaw instructions (pdf, 110kb) Activity 1 Standards jigsaw baseboard (pdf, 33kb) Activity 1 Standards jigsaw cards (Color) (pdf, 76.5kb) Activity 1 Standards jigsaw cards (B&W) (pdf, 62.5kb) Activity 2 Exploring AITSL tools and resources (pdf, 65.6kb)

Teacher mentor training - Victorian Institute of Teaching. The role of a teacher mentor Mentor support programs in schools and early childhood services provide an important element to the induction of a newly qualified teacher into the profession.

Teacher mentor training - Victorian Institute of Teaching

Mentoring Beginning Teachers. Beginning teachers can benefit enormously from engaging with an experienced educator in a structured way on a regular basis.

Mentoring Beginning Teachers

Under the Mentoring Beginning Teachers (MBT) program, all provisionally registered teachers with fewer than 200 days teaching experience who are permanently employed or on a term-long contract in a Queensland state school will be matched with a mentor. The MBT program focuses on professional learning and growth with the aim of elevating teaching standards and improving student outcomes. Educators and Providers. If a volunteer or student on practicum placement either holds or is actively working towards at least an approved certificate III level qualification, then they may be included in educator to child ratios (regulations 10, 13, 122-3 and 126).

Educators and Providers

What to consider if your service has volunteers or students on placement There are several factors to consider in deciding how best to involve volunteers and students on placement at the service. The approved provider and nominated supervisor are responsible for ensuring children are adequately supervised at all times (section 165 of the National Law), and that they are protected from harm or hazard (section 167). Ratios are a part of ensuring effective staffing arrangements, but ensuring children are adequately supervised also involves considering each educator’s experience, knowledge and skills, as well as their knowledge of children at the service (Guide to the National Law and Regulations, pages 65-66). Supporting_EC_Teachers_Review.

National children’s services campaign webinar FAQs - Webinars - Resources. On 22 August 2013, we ran a free webinar about the Children’s Services Award 2010.

National children’s services campaign webinar FAQs - Webinars - Resources

The webinar was run as part of the National children’s services campaign 2013. A video of the webinar and the responses to the most frequently asked questions are available below. You can find out more information about the campaign on our National children’s services campaign page. Visit Employers - what to expect for information about our targeted campaigns and how you can prepare. Watch the webinar now Pay If you have an Enterprise Agreement, or Australian Workplace Agreements, the base rates of pay in the agreement can’t be less than the base rates of pay for equivalent classifications under the modern award. Read clause 4 ‘Coverage’ in the Children’s Services Award and decide which modern award applies.

You can use PayCheck Plus, our online pay rate calculator. The award doesn’t deal with this. Leave Your responsibility is to respond in writing to the request within 21 days. Ordinary hours of work Yes. Deadlier-with-a-degree. Grants Available for Early Childhood Teachers. Page Content Early childhood teachers can now apply for recognition of prior learning grants of up to $3500 thanks to an increase from the Federal Government. Eligible early childhood teachers in regional and remote locations can apply for the grants. These assist with the costs associated in undertaking recognition of prior learning assessment for a Certificate III, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. The grants are available to teachers working in pre-schools, long day care, family day care, outside school hours care and centre-based budget funded services located in regional and remote areas of Australia.

Recognition of Prior Learning for early childhood educators. Qualifications. Educator Qualifications The National Quality Framework (NQF) sets out minimum qualification requirements for educators working in children's education and care services.

Qualifications

Below you will find the list of approved qualifications, as well as information on how to apply to ACECQA to have a qualification approved or to have your individual qualification(s) assessed as equivalent to an approved qualification. Approved educator qualification lists Education and care qualifications First aid qualification requirements Former approved education and care qualification lists The NQF also transitions individuals with education and care qualifications that were formerly required across Australia. You are taken to hold an approved early childhood teaching qualification if you held prior to 1 January 2012 any of the following approved qualifications.

The above diploma and certificate III lists also include formerly approved international qualifications for educators intending to work in Queensland only. Quality_Area_4_A4. Managing-for-good-performance-a-guide-for-managers. Recruitment-and-Selection-Guide. PSCAPD_Resource.