Approved Teaching Qualifications for the Purpose of Progression through the Salary Barrier

Version Number

2.1

Implementation Date

10/04/2013

Scope

TAFE Institutions

Purpose

​To define an approved teaching qualification for the purpose of progression through the salary barrier and for consideration of salary at appointment.

Overview

​Not Applicable

Responsibilities

Employees:

  • Provide their Institute Director with proof of registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCOT) or a certified copy of their completed qualification or academic record/transcript. 
  • If an employee is applying for recognition of a teaching qualification not currently included on the QCOT or departmental listing, they are to provide a certified copy of the qualification or academic record/transcript to the Executive Director, Workforce Management and Support for assessment and determination.

Executive Director, Workforce Management and Support:

  • Determine requests for qualification recognition if the qualification is not already included on the QCOT or departmental approved teaching qualification listings.
  • Approve the addition of recognised qualifications to the departmental approved teaching qualifications listing.
  • Assess and determine the appropriate course of action to be taken for recognition of qualifications which do not include 50 hours supervised teaching in a vocational education setting.

Workforce Recruitment and Employment

Process

Approved Teaching Qualifications

  • An employee will be deemed to have an approved teaching qualification when they can demonstrate:
    • Registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCOT); or
    • Completion of a course of study satisfying the eligibility requirements for qualification recognition by QCOT. (Proof of eligibility will be via presentation of an original or certified copy of an academic record or transcript); or
    • Completion of a course of study recognised by the Department and included on the approved teaching qualifications list. (Proof of eligibility will be via presentation of an original or certified copy of an academic record or transcript)

Applications for qualification recognition

  • Employees without an approved teaching qualification as defined by this procedure may apply to the department for the qualification which they have completed to be recognised and added to the departmental listing.
  • The department will consider degree qualifications as per the following categories  when considering such applications:
    • Possession of a minimum 3 year Bachelor degree in education or training from a recognised tertiary education provider.  The qualification must include as part of the degree, a minimum of 50 hours supervised teaching in an educational setting; or
    • Possession of a minimum 3 year vocational Bachelor degree e.g. engineering, business etc, together with post-graduate qualifications at a minimum 1 year full-time equivalent at Graduate Diploma level in education or training from a recognised tertiary education provider.  A minimum of 50 hours supervised teaching in a vocational education setting must be included as part of the qualification.
    • Where a teacher presents with a qualification which does not include 50 hours supervised teaching in a vocational education setting,  assessment of the qualification and any relevant teaching experience will be  undertaken by the Executive Director, Workforce Management and Support in consultation with the relevant union.
      • Where a teacher is employed without 50 hours supervised teaching and is able to demonstrate this capacity within their probation period, they will be assessed against the salary schedule in the certified agreement as if they possessed the qualification at the time of appointment.

Existing Teaching Staff

  • Teachers currently employed by the Department and deemed to have an approved teaching qualification will be deemed to have the qualification under this procedure.

Online Resources

​Forms

  • Not Applicable

Supporting documents 

  • Not Applicable

Online materials 

Review Date

27/04/2014
Attribution CC BY