HAT and LT

28 Aug 2018: HAT and LT remuneration announced

The government and the QTU have announced the remuneration for the highly accomplished and lead teacher classifications.  The creation of salary classifications for these two standards-based levels is the most significant change in the classification and career structure for classroom teachers in more than 25 years.

Read the Member Newsflash here.


QTU Information sessions

The QTU is committed to supporting our members through the implementation of new initiatives.

With the forthcoming statewide roll-out of the new highly accomplished teacher and lead teacher classifications, we recognise the need for quality professional development to assist members in understanding the changes.

Deciding to apply for certification can be daunting, so we want to make sure our members have all the information they need to make the right decisions.

We have therefore developed a series of FREE professional development programs to support teachers and school leaders in understanding and engaging with the process.

These member only sessions will be rolled out across the state in the coming months. For more information about how you can access these sessions click here for session times and venues or contact your local QTU Organiser .

Introduction
1.5 hours

Who is this for?

  • Teachers wanting to know more about the HAT/LT classification and application process
  • School based QTU Reps seeking information
     

What is covered?:

  • A summary of the national certification process
  • An overview of the HAT/LT pilot
  • Unpacking the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) as they relate to HAT/LT
  • Making decisions about eligibility/readiness to apply
  • Preparing yourself to apply – understanding the process
  • The roles of the various stakeholders

School leader
1.5 hours

Who is this for?

  • Supervisors of teachers wanting to apply
  • School leaders wanting to understand the process
  • School leaders wanting to know more about the APST at HAT/LT career stages

What is covered?:

  • A summary of the national certification process
  • Having conversations with teachers about readiness
  • The role of the principal/referees in the process
  • Unpacking the APST at the HAT/LT career stage
  • Using the APR to support teachers

In-depth
4 hours

Who is this for?

  • Teachers preparing to apply
  • Teachers who have completed the introduction and want more information
     

What is covered?:

  • A detailed look at the 37 descriptors of the APST at the HAT/LT career stages
  • How to use the Annual Performance Review (APR) as a development tool
  • How to identify and address gaps in your practice
  • Analysis of what constitutes valid direct evidence
  • Writing annotations for your evidence
  • Selecting and preparing referees

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO IN-DEPTH HAT/LT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

A number of members, including school leaders, have contacted us concerned that schools are not able to release all of the staff who are wish to attend the full-day in-depth HAT/LT sessions.  This is due to supply teacher shortages, and stretched PD budgets.

It is very important to us that these sessions are accessible to as many members as possible.  As a result a decision has been made to change timing of many sessions to evenings from 4pm-8pm.  Additional sessions have also been included for some areas not previously covered.

Registration for evening extended sessions will be from 3:45pm and a light dinner will be provided for all participants.

PRE-REQUISITES FOR THESE EXTENDED SESSIONS ARE THAT YOU HAVE EITHER ATTENDED AN INTRODUCTORY SESSION OR VIEWED THE WEBINAR WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE QTU WEBSITE FROM NEXT TERM.  IN ADDITION YOU SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED A RECENT AITSL SELF-ASSESSMENT USING THE ONLINE TOOL.    

These sessions will build on information from the introductory information session and will go into much more depth about evidence and understanding the APST at the HAT/LT career stage.  

You can view updated session details with the changes on the website by going to https://www.qtu.asn.au/hat-lt and clicking on the SESSION TIMES button.  The session times page contains links/instructions to register.

Please bear with us as we negotiate venues as some will need to change to accommodate the new times.  These will be updated on the website as soon as they become available.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REGISTER FOR THESE SESSIONS.  NUMBERS WILL BE CAPPED DEPENDING ON VENUE CAPACITY SO GET IN EARLY. 

If you have previously registered and are unable to attend at the new time, or wish to change to a different session, please email PD@qtu.asn.au with the requested changes.

For information from the Department of Education regarding Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Certification go to the DoE intranet here >>

The Queensland College of Teachers is the certifying authority for Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher.  You can find the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers here >>

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