In 2020, the QTU became aware of the Department of Education's planned replacement of its learning management system (LMS). The QTU has since learnt that the new LMS will be called Q-Learn.
The Department holds the view that training for Q-Learn can occur at school level, using school funds, and this might include teachers and school leaders attending to training outside of rostered duty time. The QTU rejects this position.
The introduction of Q-Learn cannot be yet another tool that adds to workload creep in schools. This is a systemic change that requires a central allocation of funding for professional development and training.
No QTU member should be required to familiarise themselves with the functions of Q-Learn outside of rostered duty time, and no school budget should be required to reprioritise local needs to accommodate this systemic initiative.
On a separate note, heading into the Autumn holidays, the QTU reminds members of their right to disconnect. Both the department and Union commit to limiting communications as much as possible, however with the evolving COVID-19 clusters in the south east the Department will communicate via email if necessary.
If there is an urgent update that we need to share the QTU will alert you via SMS and place the update in our webpage and social media
For more on QTU members’ right to disconnect from digital communication visit the QTU website at https://www.qtu.asn.au/workload_reduction/digital-communication-and-right-disconnect
Uploaded 31 March 2021