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Each year, some QTU members either receive an unwanted required transfer or request a transfer to a specific geographic area and/or region and don’t get it. In both cases there are appeal processes.
In 2021, the Queensland College of Teachers is celebrating 50 years of a teacher registration authority in Queensland.
The placement of All Trades Queensland (ATQ) into voluntary administration is yet another example of why the current training system needs an overhaul.
Last year, NAPLAN testing was cancelled due to the pandemic. The year before it was plagued with glitches and outages. Will we still be grappling with these issues in five years’ time? When will it end? - Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 2, 12 March 2021, page no. 9
This year’s AEU Rosemary Richards Scholarship recipient is looking at targeted digital media strategies that build union influence and create safe online spaces for women to engage in union activism.
The commitment and solidarity of QTU members at the TAFE Queensland SkillsTech (TQST) Alexandra Hills Training Centre has helped rescue their campus from the brink of extinction.
The QTU has commenced consultation with members of the TAFE Division employed in the Central Queensland University regarding the development of a log of claims for the forthcoming enterprise bargaining round.
A number of the new strategies from EB9 come into play this year. What's in store?
The QTU State Council voted unanimously to conduct a ballot of members in schools to boycott NAPLAN in its entirety in 2020.
As well as supporting school leaders individually, the Queensland Teachers’ Union backs them collectively, as a critical stakeholder around department initiatives.
The message from members is clear – NAPLAN in its current form needs to go. It is the Union’s view that the high stakes nature of the program needs to change. / Kate Ruttiman - Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 3, 9 April 2021, page no.9
Local consultative committees (LCC) are nothing new. But the conversations we need to be having are around their functionality. You need to ask yourself the question, is my LCC effective?
Legal claims and allegations regarding student-teacher relationships are becoming more common, and it seems the taboo (for both parties) has done little to stop career-ending instances for teachers.
An innocent “tap” to the arm of a student from a teacher demonstrating proper behaviour to a class has eventually led to the member defending criminal charges of assault.
A recent Fair Work decision reminds teachers of the dangers of even relatively innocent over-familiar conduct with students.
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