Accreditation

Summary of State and Territory requirements for accreditation

Certificates of participation will be provided on request.

New South Wales

Accreditation has been approved for NSW teachers for the AATE/ALEA National Conference in Hobart. Teachers must sign on and off each day at the registration desk. These records will be forwarded to ETA/BOSTES for accreditation to be finalised.


Completing 2017 AATE/ALEA Pre-Conference Institutes - Morning will contribute 2 hours and 30 minutes of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Completing 2017 AATE/ALEA Pre-Conference Institutes - Afternoon will contribute 2 hours and 30 minutes of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Completing AATE/ALEA National Conference 2017 - Cutting Edge: margin to mainstream will contribute 18 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Completing AATE/ALEA National Conference 2017 (One Day) - Cutting Edge: margin to mainstream will contribute 6 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Completing AATE/ALEA National Conference 2017 (Two Days) - Cutting Edge: margin to mainstream will contribute 12 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Australian Capital Territory

The ACT regulations mean that the conference (when held outside of the ACT) cannot be counted for Teacher Quality Institute Accredited professional learning, however teachers can count this towards their Teacher Identified PL hours.

South Australia

The onus is on the teacher to keep track of professional learning and connect professional learning to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Teachers keep track of required hours needed for registration (in SA 60 hours over a 3 year period.) Recording, referencing and retaining evidence to verify the professional learning undertaken are key requirements of the registration renewal process.

Teachers do not need to link their professional learning to every Professional Standard. For renewal of registration purposes, each professional learning activity teachers record must be referenced to at least one Standard. If appropriate, teachers are welcome to link their learning to more than one Standard. Teachers do not need to address the individual focus areas when referencing the standards

Western Australia

Teachers are required to collect evidence of the professional learning activities they have undertaken and to retain that evidence for the full period of the renewed registration granted on the basis of those activities having been completed (ie for 5 years in the case of full registration). National and International conferences are recognised. Teachers need to make sure they keep certificates or receipts to verify their attendance.

Northern Territory

The onus is on the teacher to keep track of professional learning and connect professional learning to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Teachers keep track of required hours needed for registration. Recording, referencing and retaining evidence to verify the professional learning undertaken are key requirements of the registration renewal process.

Teachers do not need to link their professional learning to every Professional Standard. For renewal of registration purposes, each professional learning activity teachers record must be referenced to at least one Standard. If appropriate, teachers are welcome to link their learning to more than one Standard. Teachers do not need to address the individual focus areas when referencing to the standards.

Victoria

A registered teacher needs to engage in at least 20 hours of a defined quantity and range of professional development (PD) activities. Teachers on the five-year renewal cycle will need to engage in at least 100 hours of PD activities over a five year period. PD needs to be referenced against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and include activities that update knowledge about pedagogy, content and/or practice.

Keep records of your PD activities in case you are selected for the random audit process. Your records will need to show:

  • the date and duration of the activity
  • a description of the type of activity
  • the relationship between the APST and the activity
  • a personal reflection about the activity.

You can provide evidence of your PD activities by using one or more of the following sources:

  • Certificate of attendance or participation in a PD activity
  • Verification by a principal, employer, professional learning coordinator or appropriate school leader of engagement, in school or work supported PD activities
  • Receipts of payment for courses or activities
  • Academic transcripts
  • Using your personal reflection that explains how the PD activity
  • addresses the APST
  • contributes to the professional knowledge and practice of a teacher
  • supports student learning.

How you keep your records is up to you and may include:

  • recording your activities and uploading evidence by using our online tool MyPD, which is available by accessing your MyVIT account
  • keeping hard-copy records or your school records of PD activities – documentation associated with performance appraisal or other records of PD activities.

Tasmania

Teachers maintain their own records of the professional development they have participated in during the cycle of registration. At this stage there is no set requirement around how much professional development, just engagement in professional development activities. Relevant professional development activities are all those activities and practices which contribute to a teacher’s professional competence, directly or indirectly enhancing teaching and learning.

Queensland

Queensland teachers are generally responsible for tracking their own professional learning. A certificate of attendance (or participation) with the number of hours and relevant AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers stated meets the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. CPD activities should be balanced between two areas ─ employer/school and teacher-identified learning priorities.

All supply/casual, contract, part-time and full-time teachers with full registration must complete 20 hours of CPD annually for any year in which they teach more than 20 days. A random sample of teachers with full registration is identified each year to submit to the QCT their CPD records for the previous year.

Conference Updates

    30th Nov 16

    Registrations are now open!

    Registrations for the 2017 AATE/ALEA national conference are now open. Our friends Evelyn and Jasmine from Ogilvie High School in Tasmania have a message about registrations - see below.

    See all the details, including early bird and member discount offers on the Conference Registration Page.

     

     

     

    7th Sep 16

    We have our own Conference YouTube Channel!

    We're pleased to report that the AATE/ALEA national conference has its own YouTube channel.  There's lots to see already, and we will be progressively loading more resources from current and past conferences. Click the YouTube icon to go straight there.