Certified Agreement Implementation Committee
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 128 No 3, 5 May 2023, page no. 4
The first meeting of the Certified Agreement Implementation Committee (CAIC) took place on 27 March.
At this initial meeting, the QTU and the Department of Education (DoE) discussed the terms of reference and frequency of meetings.
CAIC meetings are to be held once a term, with the capacity for additional off-line meetings. The department is still finalising an annual forward plan outlining the implementation timelines for all elements of the certified agreement; however, the parties discussed implementation of the following clauses as a matter of urgency.
Processes to enliven the payment of the $900 regional attraction and retention payment.
Reimbursement of the teacher registration application for beginning teachers.
A standard template for all memorandums of understanding.
In addition, DoE has started work on cultural capability training, encouragement to disconnect from digital technology, and a fatigue management guide for school camps, musicals, and overseas trips. The initial steps include a scan of all current policies and procedures within DoE to map existing information, review relevancy, and examine best practice in other jurisdictions.
CAIC’s aim is to produce easy-to-access information and guides to help in the implementation of initiatives resulting from the certified agreement.