ACT Teacher Quality Institute

A. Transmittal Certificate

ACT Teacher Quality Institute Annual Report 2014-15 Transmittal letter

B. Organisation Overview and Performance

B.1 Organisational Overview

The ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) is an independent statutory authority established by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute Act 2010 (TQI Act) to build the professional standing of ACT teachers and to enhance the community's confidence in the teaching profession through professional regulation and practical initiatives to raise teacher quality.

Vision, Mission and Values of the Institute

Our Vision

TQI is a key enabler of a high quality teaching workforce in the ACT.

Our Mission

Teacher quality initiatives build the profession in the ACT and enhance the education of students.

Our Values
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Innovation.

Role, Functions and Services of the Institute

Our Role

TQI is charged with integrating standards-based quality measures into professional regulation as teachers enter and progress through career stages in the profession in order to enhance student outcomes. TQI emphasises collaboration across school sectors and between teachers, schools and universities. TQI promotes continuous professional learning and development and the professionalism of all teachers in the ACT.

Functions and Services

TQI functions set out in section 11 of the TQI Act are to:

  • register or grant permits-to-teach to eligible people
  • keep a register of, and records relating to, teachers working or intending to work in the ACT
  • promote and encourage the continuous professional learning and development of teachers, and increased levels of skill, knowledge, expertise and professionalism
  • determine standards for, facilitate and issue directions for, the ongoing professional learning and development of teachers
  • develop and apply codes of practice about the professional conduct of teachers
  • determine standards, including assessment and certification standards, for the profession, and
  • accredit education programs for pre-service teachers and teachers.

In performing its statutory functions, TQI delivers the following range of services to all sectors of school education, ACT universities providing teacher education, and the teaching profession in the ACT:

  • professional regulatory services
  • quality assurance of teacher education and professional learning;
  • advice and training on standards and certification, accreditation of programs and teacher registration
  • facilitation of collaborative practice, and
  • promotion of continuing development and professionalism.

Organisational Structure, Environment and Planning Framework

Our Structure

TQI is governed by a Board comprised of key ACT education stakeholders, the teaching profession and the ACT community. Current Board membership is set out in Table 1.

The Chief Executive Officer, Ms Anne Ellis, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of TQI, supported by a small staff of 10.6 FTE.

Operating Environment

TQI is a Territory authority for the purposes of the Financial Management Act 1996 (FMA).

By a declaration issued by the Treasurer in February 2012 [Financial Management (Territory Authorities) Declaration 2012 (No. 1)], TQI has been exempted from certain provisions of the FMA. Therefore, TQI is not required to produce a detailed statement of intent, statement of performance, or annual financial statement. However, in accordance with the direction issued by the Minister for Education and Training under section 25 of the TQI Act, TQI is required to provide a summary of its income and expenses each financial year in its annual report.

For the purpose of the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004, TQI comes within the definition of 'public authority'.

Accordingly, TQI has prepared this annual report to comply with section 6(1) of that Act and in accordance with the requirements referred to in the Chief Minister's Annual Report Directions issued under section 9 of that Act.

Owing to its modest budget and staff resources, TQI has established administrative arrangements with the Education and Training Directorate in relation to minor financial accounting and internal audit matters.

Planning Framework

The TQI Strategic Plan is developed on a four-year cycle and is reviewed annually. The current Strategic Plan approved by the Board (for the period 2011-14) identifies the following key focus areas:

  • Establish the Institute in line with legislative requirements.
  • Implement TQI regulatory responsibilities for teacher registration and accreditation of teacher education courses.
  • Lead cross-sectoral implementation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to enhance quality education for ACT students.
  • Lead cross-sectoral collaboration in teacher quality initiatives with ACT schools and universities.
  • Facilitate and participate in national and local research relevant to teacher professional standards and learning.
TQI Governing Board

Section 15(2) of the TQI Act sets out the composition of the TQI Board and requires the Minister to appoint the members of the Board other than the Chief Executive Officer. The appointment of a member, other than the Chief Executive Officer, must be for a term no longer than three years. A person may be reappointed for a further term of three years. The Chief Executive Officer is a non-voting member of the Board.

Remuneration for the Chair is determined by the ACT Remuneration Tribunal in accordance with the provisions of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995. Other members of the Board are not entitled to be paid for the exercise of their Board functions.

The Board met on four occasions during the reporting period:

  • 9 September 2014
  • 2 December 2014
  • 31 March 2015
  • 9 June 2015.

The Minister made six appointments to the Board during the reporting period as follows:

  • Ms Diane Joseph was reappointed as the member nominated by the Director-General (section 15(2)(c).
  • Mrs Narelle Hargreaves OAM was reappointed as the community representative (section 15(2)(l).
  • Associate Professor Carolyn Broadbent was reappointed as the member nominated by the Australian Catholic University, ACT Campus (section 15(2)(i).
  • Ms Lyn Caton was reappointed as the member nominated by the NSW/ACT Independent Education Union (section 15(2)(g).
  • Associate Professor David Paterson was appointed as the member nominated by the University of Canberra (section 15(2)(h). This position had been previously filled by Professor Geoffrey Riordan whose appointment expired on 15 August 2014.
  • Ms Kerrie Heath was appointed as the member representing teachers and principals of government schools (section 15(2)(j). This position had been previously filled by Ms Wendy Cave whose appointment expired on 15 August 2014.

All of the above appointments are for a period of three years.

Table 1: TQI Board Members and Meeting Attendance 2014-15
Member Qualifications Role Number of meetings attended

Dr William Maiden PSM

TeachCert, BA, MLitt, MEdAdmin, PhD, FACE, FACEL ACT

Chair

4

Ms Anne Ellis

BA, DipEd, GradDip (InfMgt), FACEL

Chief Executive Officer, TQI

4

Associate Professor Carolyn Broadbent

PhD, MEd(Research), BEd, DipTeach, TPTC, FACE, FACEL

Australian Catholic University, ACT Campus

4

Ms Diane Joseph

BSc, FACEL

Director-General, Education and Training

2

Ms Moira Najdecki

MEdLeadership, GradDip (Religious Ed), GradCert (Religious Ed), MA, DipEd, BA, FACEL ACT

Catholic Education Office

3

Ms Lyn Caton

DipEd, GradCert Religious Ed, DipA (App)

NSW/ACT Independent Education Union

4

Ms Kerrie Heath

BEd, DipEd

Teaching profession in government schools

3

Mr Glenn Fowler

BA(Hons),GradDipEd

Australian Education Union, ACT Branch

4

Mrs Narelle Hargreaves OAM

BEd, FACE, FACEL ACT

Community representative

4

Ms Anne Coutts

BSc(Hons), GradCertEd, MEd

Association of Independent Schools of the ACT

3

Mr Michael Lee

BA, GradDipEd, GradDip (Religious Ed), MEd

Teaching profession in non-government schools

4

Associate Professor David Paterson

BEd, MEdAdmin, PhD, FACE

University of Canberra

4

B.2 Performance Analysis

Overview

The TQI Act provides an integrated regulatory and quality improvement framework for the teaching profession in the ACT in accordance with national professional standards and national agreements on education reform. The primary focus of the Institute remains the continued professionalisation of the ACT teaching workforce.

The 2014-15 reporting year is the final year of the Institute's first Strategic Plan. Key achievements against the Strategic Plan over this reporting year include:

Consolidating the Regulatory Framework for the Teaching Profession in the ACT

Key elements of the regulatory framework established by the TQI Act and subordinate legislation include the requirements that

  • only approved teachers under the TQI Act can work in ACT schools
  • all teachers must comply with the TQI Code of Professional Practice and Conduct
  • teachers must report on 20 hours of professional learning completed by them in the previous 12 months to renew their registration.

Over the reporting period, TQI conducted an extensive communication program to ensure that all ACT teachers received advice about the regulatory requirements that impact on them. For example, the Code of Professional Practice and Conduct was promoted to all teachers through their registration documentation, through a poster campaign made available to all ACT schools, and through induction workshops for beginning teachers.

TQI refined and strengthened support for early career teachers and mentor/supervising teachers by the development of separate guides for provisionally registered teachers and for their guidance panels. The Guide for Provisionally Registered Teachers and the Guide for Professional Guidance Panels of Provisionally Registered Teachers support the progression of beginning teachers from provisional to full registration. They provide guidance on links to the Professional Standards for Teachers and evidence-based documentation of teaching practice. The Guide for Professional Guidance Panels also supports integration of full registration assessment with existing employer probation and professional learning processes. TQI has provided 12 cross-sectoral workshops for beginning teachers and teacher-mentors/supervisors on progression to full registration, with over 280 teachers attending.

TQI also completed implementation of the mandatory professional learning for teacher registration in the registration renewal process for 2015. Of the 7114 teachers renewing registration for 2015, 93% (6625) fully met the mandatory professional learning requirements for registration in the year preceding renewal. The remaining 7% (489) arranged professional learning variation plans with TQI to meet their obligations.

Under the regulatory framework, there are important obligations imposed on all employers of teachers in ACT schools to help support the integrity of that framework and to help maintain community confidence in all ACT teachers. Over the reporting period, employers in all school sectors took action on these reporting obligations under the legislation. The Institute resolved with employers and teachers two cases of potential non-compliance with ss.28 and 29 of the Act during the reporting period. TQI also suspended the registrations of three teachers and cancelled one.

Embedding High Quality Professional Learning and Development of Teachers

The mandatory professional learning prescribed for renewal of teacher registration in the ACT is comparable to that required of professionally registered teachers in other Australian jurisdictions which have implemented the national education reform agreements on teacher quality improvement. It brings the profession in the ACT into line with similar requirements for other professions in the Territory and provides a range of flexible means by which teachers can meet the requirements for renewal of their registration.

The 2014-15 reporting period was the initial year of implementation of mandatory professional learning. Consequently, TQI undertook a range of communication measures to ensure teachers received advice about their obligations. This included an online multimedia presentation, workshops and weekly drop-in sessions, as well as a promotional poster campaign ('It's time to log on!') reminding teachers of the need to record their professional learning.

In the reporting period, TQI also upgraded its online professional learning recording system to provide improved support to teachers and supervisors. The teacher online Professional Learning Profile incorporates links to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to facilitate development of individual teacher learning goals and activities and recording of professional reflections. Online and printable graphs and data for both teachers and supervisors facilitate the management of professional learning at a school and individual teacher level throughout the school year.

As an important quality assurance measure, TQI also assisted providers of professional learning programs who were seeking accreditation of their programs by providing extensive advice on the standards-based documentation required for accreditation. TQI has also provided the data available from teacher evaluations of accredited programs to the relevant program providers so that quality improvements can be taken into consideration by the providers for future programs.

Details of programs accredited 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 are listed in Attachment 1 to this report.

Embedding Professional Standards in Teaching Practice

TQI believes that the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers provide a key tool for raising the quality of the ACT teaching workforce.

To help embed the Standards in the teaching practice of ACT teachers, over the reporting period TQI:

  • supported individual teachers seeking higher levels of certification (against the 'Highly Accomplished' and 'Lead' levels of the Standards) through information sessions and evidence preparation workshops
  • supported the pool of Certification trained assessors in the ACT, through
    • supplementing their numbers by overseeing the training of 21 additional assessors
    • assessor writing workshops which provide professional support to existing nationally trained certification assessors in the ACT, and
    • assessor refresher workshops which ensure the quality of annual ACT certification processes
    • provided a range of on-line aids for teachers (e.g. digital portfolio opportunities for professional evidence and analysis of practice by teachers)
    • contributed to national moderation and evaluation of certification processes.

TQI chairs the national network on professional standards of the Australian Teacher Regulatory Authorities (ATRA). The inaugural meeting of this network held at TQI on 9 February 2015 explored variations in jurisdictional approaches to standards-based assessments for regulatory and teacher quality purposes.

Progressing Pre-service Teacher Education Program Accreditation

Under s.11(1)(g) of the Act, TQI has the function to accredit education programs for pre-service teachers. The Act further specifies in s.76(a) the criteria to be applied for the accreditation of teacher education programs.

Over the reporting period, TQI:

  • developed its Initial Teacher Education Program Accreditation policy, which was approved by the Board at its September 2014 meeting
  • completed the accreditation of the teacher education program for the University of Canberra Master of Teaching (M.Teach) degree
  • began the accreditation process for the University of Canberra primary and secondary B.Ed. degrees
  • provided accreditation training for expert panel members and university educators involved in the program accreditation processes
  • hosted and presented at a number of workshops for pre-service teachers, university educators, and supervising teachers with the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University (Canberra), and
  • conducted consultations for the TQI project on the Professional Experience component of Initial Teacher Education programs with over 250 principals, teachers, pre-service teachers and university educators.

The 2015 Report of the federal Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) cited the ACT Government submission to the TEMAG inquiry into initial teacher education as providing examples of best practice. The collaborative career-progression model for pre-service teacher education, which has been pursued by TQI since its inception, was highly recommended by the report of the TEMAG inquiry.

The Australian Government response to the TEMAG report identified five areas of focus for further improvements to the quality of the teaching workforce and has tasked the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) with progressing them in collaboration with education stakeholders, including teacher regulatory authorities in the States and Territories:

  • Stronger quality assurance of teacher education courses.
  • Rigorous selection for entry to teacher education courses.
  • Improved and structured practical experience for teacher education students.
  • Robust assessment of graduates to ensure classroom readiness.
  • National research and workforce planning capabilities.

The principal recommendations of the TEMAG report are already in progress throughout many TQI initiatives and practices and all relate closely to TQI responsibilities.

In view of the legislative responsibilities of TQI, and the progress already in train in the ACT on the majority of the TEMAG recommendations, the Minister requested TQI to take the leading role in the ACT implementation of the TEMAG report recommendations. The TQI Board's Professional Experience Committee has been re-constituted as the Initial Teacher Education Committee in acknowledgement of the key importance of this work. It includes representatives from all key ACT education stakeholders including employers, teachers, ACT Universities providing Initial Teacher Education and teacher unions.

Enhancing Collaboration

TQI continues to place high priority on facilitating collaborative practices across the teaching profession as a whole in the ACT.

Over the reporting period, TQI:

  • continued its cross-sectoral teacher mentoring network with meetings each term
  • initiated a cross-sectoral beginning teacher network to support early-career teachers and their supervisors and mentors, and
  • supported research examining the experience of teachers moving from provisional to full registration conducted jointly by Ms Mary Gallagher at the Australian Catholic University (Canberra) and Dr Misty Adoniou at University of Canberra.

TQI also continues to maintain strategic relationships with national bodies such as AITSL, ATRA, the Australian Council for Educational Leadership (ACEL) and the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER).
Over the reporting period, TQI:

  • played a key role in the first national Certification moderation between certifying authorities held in July 2014 and February 2015
  • facilitated the engagement of State and Territory regulatory authorities in the National Teacher Workforce Data project (NTWD), to develop the NTWD report released on 12 November 2014 at the National Teacher Workforce Evidence Forum held at the Australian Government Department of Education, and
  • presented as part of an expert panel at the forum on opportunities for collaboration in gathering teacher workforce evidence.

Photo of parents and students at launch of P &C Cookbook Cross-sectoral panel with Louise Hanlon (DOE) and Professor John Hattie (AITSL) discussing the TEMAG report.

Outlook

TQI will continue to facilitate the embedding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers into teaching practice in ACT schools. Demand from ACT teachers for certification against the higher levels of the standards is expected to increase as a result of workplace changes affecting a significant proportion of teachers.

TQI will also continue to promote high quality professional learning and professional engagement by teachers.

A major focus of TQI developmental effort will be on work flowing from the TEMAG Report and national initiatives directed towards improving Initial Teacher Education and accreditation processes, as well as on reporting of teacher workforce data.

The TQI Strategic Plan is being re-developed for the period 2015-18.

TQI received funding in the ACT Budget 2015-16 for enhancements to its business system to support improved recording of the professional learning and professional practice requirements of the regulatory framework. Work will commence before the end of 2015 and is expected to be completed by 2019.

B.4 Risk Management

TQI pursues integrated risk management in all planning and operational processes. Risks particular to TQI arising from its legislative mandate are identified and assessed for management at a range of levels within TQI.

Strategic Risks are identified as a part of the development and review of the TQI Strategic Plan. Strategic risks, their assessment and treatments, are approved by the TQI Board. Operations/Service level risks are identified in TQI service standards, policies and procedures. The responsibility for assessing and responding to operational level risks lies with the Chief Executive Officer and TQI staff. Project risks are identified in project plans and for ICT projects within the project guidelines approved by Shared Services. The responsibility for assessing and responding to project risks lies with TQI project managers and project steering committees.

B.5 Internal Audit

TQI is covered by the audit arrangements of the Education and Training Directorate audit framework.

B.6 Fraud Prevention

Fraud prevention measures incorporating procedural checks and balances to minimise the risk of financial and other fraud are included in TQI policies and procedures, particularly those involving financial transactions and regulatory activities.

B.7 Workplace Health and Safety

In the reporting period TQI has had no incidents requiring reporting under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

B.8 Human Resources Management

Staffing Profile

TQI has a small staff comprising the Chief Executive Officer and 10.6 FTEs. The staff gender ratio is 81% female, 19% male. Staff are supplemented by seconded staff from schools across the sectors for specific programs.

Professional Development

TQI staff attended a range of professional development activities including internal TQI training, Whole-of-Government initiatives and specialist external programs. This has included interstate network meetings with other jurisdictions, participation in Whole-of-Government communities of practice and administrative courses. Topics covered included the assessment of teacher qualifications, teacher registration consistency, mutual recognition across jurisdictions, the national Initial Teacher Education accreditation framework, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), regulation and risk management, records management and data analysis and reporting.

C. Financial Management Report

C.1 Financial Management Analysis

TQI continues to operate in a sound financial manner. The ACT Government and registration fees remain the primary sources of revenue for TQI.

C.2 Financial Statements

The summary report below shows the details of income and expenses for TQI for the financial year 2014-15 in accordance with the direction issued by the Minister for Education and Training under section 25 of the Act.

Income Revenue Note No. Actual 2015
$'000
Government Payment for Output 1 976
Interest   43
Other Revenue 2 793
Grants 3 19
Total Revenue  1,831
Expences Note No. Actual 2015
'000
Employee Expenses   1,422
Superannuation Expenses   211
Supplies and Services 4 714
Total Expenses  2,347

Operating (Deficit)/Surplus: (516)
Cash at bank at the end of 2014-15: 733

Notes forming part of revenue and expenditure:
The appropriation is drawn down by the Education and Training Directorate and passed on to TQI.
Other Revenue consists of own source revenue from registration fees. This revenue is seasonal and is mainly collected between January and March when registrations are renewed.
Grant from Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Supplies and Services consists of 2014
&'000
Property Maintenance 7
Materials and Services 284
Database Development 190
Travel and Transport 15
Administrative 30
Financial 2
Operating Lease 91
Grants 95
 714

C.3 Capital Works

During the reporting period TQI expended the rolled over capital funds remaining from the 2012-13 capital budget allocation for its business system and online capabilities. Development in the period focused on the delivery of online functionality for teacher recording and reflecting on Professional Learning for registration purposes.

C.4 Asset Maintenance

The TQI business system is the single most significant asset of the Institute. Maintaining and updating that system is a key operational consideration. As noted above, TQI received additional funding in the 2015-16 Budget for improvements to its business system to support improved recording of professional learning and the professional practice requirements of the regulatory framework.

C.5 Government Contracting

Procurement processes undertaken by TQI comply with the ACT Government procurement legislative framework. Procurement decisions are authorised by the appropriate delegate within TQI. TQI utilises Whole of Government procurement arrangements to seek advice and support in relation to procurement and contract management issues.

E.2 ACT Teacher Workforce Analysis

ACT Teacher Workforce Analysis

This section provides key data on the ACT teacher workforce derived from information provided by teachers as part of the registration process. It also reports on other specific matters required by section E.2 of the Chief Minister's Annual Report Directions.

There were 7,615 approved teachers as at 30 June 2015. 787 teachers were newly approved during the reporting period.

Approved Teachers by Approval Type

Approved Teachers by Approval Type Provisional Registration 15% Permit to Teach 1% Full Registration 84%

Approved Teachers by Employer and Gender
Sector Number of teachers % of approved teachers %female %male

Catholic Education

1299

17%

79%

21%

Education and Training Directorate

4508

60%

77%

23%

Independent Schools

1443

19%

67%

33%

Not Currently Teaching in the ACT

319

4%

74%

26%

Figures exclude approved teachers whose employment status is not recorded with TQI.
A teacher may have more than one employer.
Not Currently Teaching in the ACT refers to people with TQI approval who are recorded with TQI as not currently teaching in an ACT School.
Teachers working in the Central Office of an employer are included in the sector numbers.

Approved Teachers Qualification
  Bachelor Degree Graduate Diploma/Certificate - All Graduate Diploma/Certificate - Non Education Masters Degree Doctoral Degree
Number of approved teachers reporting 7398 3042 644 1372 123
Percentage of approved teachers reportin 97.1 40.0 8.5 18.0 1.6

A teacher may have multiple qualifications.
Figures displayed only for levels 7-10 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Qualifications for approved teachers who were registered under Transitional arrangements in 2011 are self-reported.

H. Ministerial Directions

TQI is required to report on Ministerial Directions as follows:

  1. a copy of any direction given under section 25 of the TQI Act during the year;
  2. a statement by the institute about action taken during the year to give effect to any direction given (whether before or during the year) under this section; and
  3. anything else prescribed by regulation.

Over the reporting period:

  1. No s25 directions were given.
  2. No action is required.
  3. No additional matters have been prescribed by regulation.

Freedom of Information

The ACT Freedom of Information Act 1989 (the FOI Act) aims to extend, as far as possible, the right of the community to access information in the possession of the ACT Government. As an ACT Government authority, TQI is subject to the FOI Act.

This right of access is limited by certain exceptions and exemptions specified in the FOI Act. These include the private and business affairs of persons in respect of whom information is collected and held by TQI. As well, the TQI Act limits access to the personal information held on individual teachers on the teachers' register maintained by TQI (see, in particular, Div 4.4 of the TQI Act).

TQI has prepared the following statements under sections 7, 8, and 79(2), of the FOI Act.

The Section 7 Statement concerns the publication of information about functions and documents of TQI. The Section 8 Statement refers to documents in the possession of TQI that are available for inspection. The Section 79(2) statement details the actual requests for access to documents under the FOI Act in the reporting period.

Section 7 Statement

Organisational functions and powers

TQI administers the TQI Act. The organisational functions and powers of TQI under that Act are described in Section B.1 of this Report.

Documents Available on Request and Without Charge

Documents within this category include publications produced by TQI on various aspects of its activities.

Documents Available under the FOI Act

Such documents may include:

  • general records, including minutes of meetings, agendas, background papers, and policies
  • administrative records including correspondence
  • personnel records
  • records held in connection with TQI functions
  • financial records
  • contracts.

People seeking information are encouraged first to contact TQI before using the more formal FOI process.

For more information contact:
ACT Teacher Quality Institute
02 6205 8867
tqi@act.gov.au

Section 8 Statement

Section 8 of the FOI Act requires TQI to make available a list of documents TQI staff use when making decisions.

The principal documents are:

  • Teacher Registration and Permit to Teach Policy
  • TQI Procedure for Review of Registration
  • Teacher Registration Qualifications Policy
  • Australian Qualifications Framework
  • Continuing Professional Learning and Program Accreditation Policy
  • Continuing Professional Learning Program - TQI Accreditation Guide June 2015
  • TQI National Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers Policy
  • 2015 ACT Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers - TQI ACT Certification Guide
  • 2015 ACT Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers - Assessor Handbook
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • 2015 - Progressing from Provisional to Full Registration - A Guide for Professional Guidance Panels of Provisionally Registered Teachers
  • 2015 - Progressing from Provisional to Full Registration - A Guide for Provisionally Registered Teachers.
Section 79(2) Statement

TQI received no FOI requests during the reporting year.

Public Interest Disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 defines the types of wrongdoing that fall within the definition of disclosable conduct. Disclosable conduct includes any activity by an individual or an ACT Public Sector entity that:

  • is illegal
  • misuses or wastes public money or resources
  • is misconduct
  • is maladministration
  • presents a danger to the health or safety of the public
  • presents a danger to the environment.

No disclosures were received in the reporting period.

For more information contact:

The secretariat, the Chief Executive Officer or the Board Chair of TQI:

Secretariat:
ACT Teacher Quality Institute

Ms Anne Ellis
Chief Executive Officer
ACT Teacher Quality Institute

Dr William Maiden
Board Chair
ACT Teacher Quality Institute

PO Box 263
JAMISON CENTRE ACT 2614
Telephone: 02 6205 8867

Attachment 1

2014-15 Accredited Professional Learning Programs

(Section E.2 of the Chief Minister's Annual Report Directions requires that TQI's annual report include the education programs available for the professional learning and development of teachers.)

Non School Based Professional Learning

Program name Provider
2015 ACTMEN Conference ACT Music Educators Network Inc
3PReggs 3P Learning Australia Pty Limited
AAMT Conference 2015: Learn, Lead, Link - Day 1 Mathematics Association of NSW Inc
AAMT Conference 2015: Learn, Lead, Link - Day 2 Mathematics Association of NSW Inc
AAMT Conference 2015: Learn, Lead, Link - Day 3 Mathematics Association of NSW Inc
AATE & ALEA Post Conference Institute - The Two Sisters CAFÉ Approach ALEA
ABC, 123, Do Re Mi - Orff Schulwerk for the everyday classroom. Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
ACT ACTIVATE 2015 Peak Phys Ed
ACT Masterclass for ACTivate Peak Phys Ed
ACT Teacher Mentor Program Days 4-5 Education Institute, University of Canberra
ACTATE: Sharing the Secrets of Success 2015 ACT Association for the Teaching of English (ACTATE)
ACT-Indigenous Success Project - targeting ACT-IS teachers University of Canberra (Student Engagement)
Acting For the Fun of It Acting For the Fun of It
Adapt and Learn Together asOne Therapy
Adolescents Struggling with Literacy: Meeting Their Instructional Needs Susan Galletly Literacy Plus
Advocacy: Making Children's Voices Heard and Getting Action Happening Communities@Work
AFMLTA/MLTA Ready? Set? Go! Australian Curriculum: Languages Workshop Modern Language Teachers Association of the Australian Capital Territory Incorporated
African Drumming Course 2015 Drum Effect
Algebra as Story-telling Australian Mathematics Trust
Algorithmic Thinking - Digital Technology Australian Mathematics Trust
Alison Clark Beyond spelling DSA Dyslexia SPELD ACT
All Things Choral KMEIA ACT Inc
An Actor Prepares Acting For the Fun of It
Animated Gif production in Photoshop School of Art Australian National University
Anxiety & Depression Workshop (late Primary school/High School/ College) i talk mental health
'Appy Hour! and Music Technology in the Classroom! Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Asia Education Foundation Forum - Building Asia Capability in ACT Schools Modern Language Teachers Association of the Australian Capital Territory Incorporated
ASIC MoneySmart Teaching Lead Teacher Program Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
Australian Curriculum Senior Secondary: Sharing the Journey ACT Association for the Teaching of English (ACTATE)
Australian Literature in the English Classroom ACT Association for the Teaching of English (ACTATE)
Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online TTA
Batyr@School for Teachers Batyr Australia Limited
Behaviour Management for Beginning Teachers The Dynamic Learning Group
Big Picture Education Foundation Big Picture Education
Bright But Struggling 1 Australian Gifted Support Centre
Brush Up Your Shakespeare Acting For the Fun of It
Building Learning Power in Practice Better Learners Australia Pty Ltd
Building Strong Teaching Teams Dragonfly Consulting & Coaching Pty Ltd
Capitalising on Curiosity AATE & ALEA National Conference Day One ALEA
Capitalising on Curiosity AATE & ALEA National Conference Day Three ALEA
Capitalising on Curiosity AATE & ALEA National Conference Day Two ALEA
Chinese cultures and language teaching The Australian School of Contemporary Chinese (ASCC)
Choice, Music and the Curriculum ANU Music Program
Common Eye Diseases RIDBC Renwick Centre
Connected Educator Summit 2015: Be the change Syba Signs
CONSEA ACT 2014 Science Educators Association for ACT (SEA ACT)
Conversations For Life OzHelp Foundation
Conversations for Life Facilitator course OzHelp Foundation
Cracking the Hard Class The Dynamic Learning Group
Creatively exploring digital printing in photography and the visual arts School of Art Australian National University
Curating Digital Collections for the Australian Curriculum Workshop Syba Signs
Curriculum of giving for student and staff wellbeing and engagement Education Institute, University of Canberra
Curriculum of giving for student and staff wellbeing and engagement (2 hour) Education Institute, University of Canberra
Curves from Apollonius to Bezier UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
Dance - Kindergarten to Year 2 Canberra Dance Theatre
Dance Around the World Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Dealing With Scientific Misconceptions Science Educators Association for ACT (SEA ACT)
Developing Differentiated Curriculum for Gifted Learners - Part 1 Gateways Education
Developing Differentiated Curriculum for Gifted Learners Part 2 Gateways Education
Developing Inquiry-Based Science Lessons The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre
Differentiated Instruction - Proven Strategies for Success. TTA
Differentiating the Curriculum! Promoting Learning International
Digital Storytelling for Language Production by EAL/D students ATESOL ACT
Digital video compositing with green screen School of Art Australian National University
Driving Energy Efficiency Through Student Engagement ACT Environment and Planning Directorate
Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Working Memory for Primary Teachers The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (Inc)
Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Working Memory for Secondary Teachers The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (Inc)
Dyslexia and SLD DSA Dyslexia SPELD ACT
Educating Gifted and Talented Students Australian Gifted Support Centre
Education for Sustainability in Your School Grounds Workshop ACT Environment and Planning Directorate
Education for Sustainability Through School Food Gardens ACT Environment and Planning Directorate
Emotional Intelligence for Teachers 4D Learning
Ensuring A Gentle Start: Effective Earliest Word Reading Instruction for At-Risk Readers Susan Galletly Literacy Plus
ETD - Understanding Gifted Learners: Planning The Way Forward Gateways Education
Everyday encounters, transformative learning Communities@Work
Everyone Everyday - A teachers toolkit for the inclusion of people with disability Disability ACT
Experimental Science Unit Planning Workshop Kerry Lever
Folk Songs and Games Across the Curriculum ANU Music Program
Food &ME Nutrition Education Nutrition Australia ACT Incorporated
Foundations in Early Mathematics The Association of Independent School of NSW
From Page to Stage Acting For the Fun of It
Fun with Dramatising the Curriculum ANU Music Program
Fun with Music and Art 2015 ANU Music Program
GEM Literacy: Dialogue GEM Literacy
Good to great to innovate- Recalculating the route K-12+ Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Grammar & Comprehension ACE: Practical Activities K-6 Sally Robinson-Kooi, Literacy and TESOL Consultant, Bridging with Blocks
Grammar knowledge for teachers Education Institute, University of Canberra
Guided Inquiry Design for the Australian Curriculum: Putting it into Practice Syba Signs
Hands-On Design Thinking The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre
Hands-On Design Thinking Intro 3D Design The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre
Hands-On History: European Scientists and Experiments The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre
Hands-On Science Activities to Inspire Students and Teachers The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre
Hands-On with Heat Kerry Lever
IB Making the PYP Happen International Baccalaureate - Asia Pacific
Identifying Learning Difficulties DSA Dyslexia SPELD ACT
Inclusive Education National Institute for Christian Education
Innovative assessment in the face of changing curriculum: testing times. Australian Curriculum Studies Association
Inquiry Learning and the Nature of Science Seminar Science Time Education
Inquiry Learning Using Hands On Science The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre
Introduction and Implementation of Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) and Cycles of Inquiry. DavisGreig Consultancy
Introduction to Consumer and Financial Literacy Education for Teachers- ASICsMoneySmart Teaching Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
JASON Learning - Climate: Seas of Change 1 Day Gateways Education
JASON Learning - Tectonic Fury 1 Day Gateways Education
Keeping Problem Solving at the centre Australian Mathematics Trust
Kodaly in the Secondary Classroom KMEIA ACT Inc
Learn how to teach your class grammar for the Australian Curriculum DR Judith Ann Reardon
Learn the Piano in 3 Hours ANU Music Program
Leaving To Learn Big Picture Education
Lets Sing and be Merry - Orff Schulwerk today. Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Literacy and Numeracy Coaching Academy Independent Schools Queensland
Little Scientists - Water Workshop Communities@Work
Looking at Classroom Practice Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
Love Learning Conference 2015 3P Learning Australia Pty Limited
Making it Work: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adjustment and Modification One Certification Ltd.
Mapping, designing and implementing a curriculum program Eduwebinar Pty Ltd ATF Professional Learning Network
Mathletics Certification Level 1 3P Learning Australia Pty Limited
Mathletics Certification Level 2 3P Learning Australia Pty Limited
Measuring Student Reading Progress for Schools PL workshop MultiLit Pty Ltd
Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar Generation Next
MEP Basic Principles and Practice ANU Music Program
MEP Early Childhood Course - 2015 ANU Music Program
MEP Primary Course - 2015 ANU Music Program
Message Stick learning - Creation time (Module 2) Education Dreaming
Message Stick Learning - Creation time (Workshop Module 2) Education Dreaming
Message Stick learning - Indigenous Kinship systems (Module 5) Education Dreaming
Message Stick Learning - Indigenous Kinship systems (Workshop Module 5) Education Dreaming
Message Stick learning - Indigenous Language groups of Australia (Module 4) Education Dreaming
Message Stick Learning - Indigenous Language groups of Australia (Workshop Module 4) Education Dreaming
Message Stick learning - Indigenous Stories of the Dreaming (Module3) Education Dreaming
Message Stick Learning - Indigenous Stories of the Dreaming (Workshop Module 3) Education Dreaming
Message Stick learning - Indigenous Weather Seasons (Module 6) Education Dreaming
Message Stick learning - Snapshot Indigenous people today (Module 1) Education Dreaming
Message Stick Learning - Snapshot Indigenous people today (Workshop Module 1) Education Dreaming
Mini COGE School of Education UNSW
MiniLit Professional Learning Workshop MultiLit Pty Ltd
MLTA ACT Inc. Mini-Conference 23 August 2014 Modern Language Teachers Association of the Australian Capital Territory Incorporated
MOVE UP! for High Schools and Colleges Ausdance ACT
MOVE UP! for Primary 5/6 Ausdance ACT
MultiLit Reading Tutor Program Professional Learning Workshop MultiLit Pty Ltd
MultiLit Word Attack Skills Extension Professional Learning Workshop MultiLit Pty Ltd
Music in the Primary Classroom Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Music through Children's Literature Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Musica Viva Teacher Forum, Discovering Your Voice- Singing in the Early Childhood Classroom Musica Viva Australia
Musica Viva Teacher Forum, The ANZAC Legacy Through Music Musica Viva Australia
Ógham Soup Live Performance Plus Professional Development Musica Viva Australia
Online Module-Introduction to Consumer & Financial Literacy Education - MoneySmart Teaching Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
Orff Schulwerk Levels - Movement Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Orff Schulwerk Levels - Orchestration Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Orff Schulwerk Levels - Technique and Improvisation Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Orff Schulwerk Levels - Vocals (singing) Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Orff Schulwerk Levels -Pedagogy Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Orff Shulwerk Levels - Recorder Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc.
Pedagogy: An Indigenous Perspective NSW ACT Independent Education Union
Playing With Grammar ALEA
Population Growth and the Logistic Curve UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
Positive Behaviour Management and Pedagogy Education Institute, University of Canberra
Positive Partnerships: Supporting School age students on the autism spectrum Partnerships between Education and the Autism Community (Positive Partnerships)
Positive Partnerships: Supporting School age students on the autism spectrum (5-day equivalent) Partnerships between Education and the Autism Community (Positive Partnerships)
'Power through the pen' Writing to Increase Literacy and Learning Across Content Areas ALEA
PreLit Professional Learning Workshop MultiLit Pty Ltd
Primary Printmaking: Simple classroom printmaking techniques School of Art Australian National University
Professional learning in Chinese teaching: Chinese writing The Australian School of Contemporary Chinese (ASCC)
Professional support session for Experienced Teacher Action Research applicants The Association of Independent School of NSW
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills 4D Learning
Reading and Writing Through Inquiry International Baccalaureate - Asia Pacific
Scaffolding Literacy Education Institute, University of Canberra
Science By Doing PL Program Australian Academy of Science
Science Inquiry Skills Science Educators Association for ACT (SEA ACT)
Seminar: Technology and the Future Design and Technology Teachers Association ACT
Seminar: Technology and the Future - Programming Design and Technology Teachers Association ACT
Simple instruments - Hands On Activities to enhance music-making ANU Music Program
Spelling - a repertoire approach Education Institute, University of Canberra
Spelling in the primary school years Tessa Daffern
Spell-It Professional Learning Workshop MultiLit Pty Ltd
Stronger Smarter Leadership Program (SSLP) Stronger Smarter Institute
Success in Transitions Conference - Day 1 Imagine More Ltd
Success in Transitions Conference - Day 2 Imagine More Ltd
Summative Assessment Communities@Work
Supervising Preservice Teachers program - Unpacking the Graduate Standards module Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
Supervising Preservice Teachers program - Effective Partnerships module Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
Supervising Preservice Teachers program - Making Judgements module Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
Supervising Preservice Teachers program - Practice Analysis module Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
Supporting Children and Adolescents with Vision Loss RIDBC Renwick Centre
Supporting Children with Additional Needs in Mainstream Settings Communities@Work
Supporting Students with Hearing Loss in Mainstream Classrooms RIDBC Renwick Centre
Supporting teachers through the Experienced Teacher Action Research Pilot Project The Association of Independent School of NSW
Sustainable Energy: an unbiased Review of Options TTA
Synthetic Phonics - Fast and Fun TTA
Teaching Children Social Skills; Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers Communities@Work
Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading TTA
Teaching Essay Writing Jeanne O' Malley
Teaching Mathematics National Institute for Christian Education
Teaching Primary Drama: Creative Movement for Drama Pip Buining
Teaching Primary Drama: Fundamentals, The Elements & Improvisation Pip Buining
Teaching Primary Drama: Process Drama & Playbuilding Pip Buining
Teaching to the Instructional Needs of Children with Reading Weakness: Theory & Practice Susan Galletly Literacy Plus
The Core Skills of Public Speaking 4D Learning
The three R's Risk, Resilience & Recovery i talk mental health
The Written Curriculum International Baccalaureate - Asia Pacific
Thinking Schools, Thinking Students: Creating a Tool Box for Thinking Australian Catholic University Limited
Trauma informed teaching Therapeutic Welfare Interventions Pty Ltd
Understanding digital printing in photography and the visual arts School of Art Australian National University
Use of the interactive whiteboard in the French class Alliance Française de Canberra
User Group Meeting Empowered Learning
Using Digital Communication Technology for Science Lessons The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre
Using Quizzes in the Classroom - Create, Play, Share Quizling Pty Ltd
Voice Works UC Music (University of Canberra)
Voting in the Classroom Australian Electoral Commission
Waste and Recycling in Schools - educational and fun! ACT Environment and Planning Directorate
When are we going to use this? Australian Mathematics Trust
Why oracy is critical for improving inferential comprehension ATESOL ACT
Winter Warmers KMEIA ACT Inc
Working Memory Difficulties - Effective Classroom Instruction DSA Dyslexia SPELD ACT
Writing Your Philosophy Communities@Work
Written Language: The Preparation, Process and Product Montessori Australia Foundation
Yarnin' Circles Communities@Work
Zeeko Live Performance Plus Professional Development Musica Viva Australia

School Based Professional Learning Programs

Program name Provider
A Balanced Numeracy Program Gordon Primary
A lens on the Australian Curriculum: Creative and critical thinking Turner School
A Pathway to Cultural Competence Catholic Education Office
A Pathway to Cultural Competence - Day 3 Catholic Education Office
A Pathway to Cultural Competence for Executive staff Catholic Education Office
Aboriginal Contact Teacher Network Meeting Catholic Education Office
Accepting the Challenge: Action Inquiry Program Central Office ETD
ACER: National School Improvement Tool (NSIT) - 3 days Central Office ETD
Achievement Standards and Success Criteria at Campbell High Campbell High
Achievement Standards linked to Programming and Reporting Latham Primary
Adolescent Mental Health for Teachers Canberra Girls' Grammar School
Adolescents Struggling with Literacy: Namadgi School
Advanced Skills: Coaching Teachers in Essential Skills Central Office ETD
Analysing Spelling to Differentiate Student Learning St Matthew's Primary
Aspiring Leaders Program - Day 3 (ETD) School Leadership
Aspiring Leaders Program - Day 4 (ETD) School Leadership
Aspiring Leaders Program 2015 - Day 1 (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Aspiring Leaders Program 2015 - Day 2 (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Assessment - Inquiry and Discovery Good Shepherd Primary
Assessment For Learning St Monica's Primary
Assessment for Learning: Numeracy Sts Peter and Paul Primary
Assessment Strategies Wanniassa Hills Primary
Australian Children's Television Foundation and the Australian Curriculum Central Office ETD
Australian Curriculum: Languages Central Office ETD
Australian Curriculum: The Arts Central Office ETD
Authentic Literacy Practises St Clare of Assisi Primary
Becoming a Professional Learning Community Belconnen High
Behaviour Guidelines @ Latham Latham Primary
Being people of Justice and Equity Sacred Heart Primary
Ben Walden: Leadership on Stage (Part A) Central Office ETD
Ben Walden: Leadership on Stage (Part B) Central Office ETD
Big Ideas in Secondary Mathematics Merici College
Blue Gum January 2015 Blue Gum Community School
Blue Gum Pre School Jan 2015 Blue Gum Community School
Building Teacher Capacity through classroom observation Aranda Primary
BYOD - Practical Approaches Calwell High
Canberra REAIE Network Meetings Canberra Grammar School
Career Adviser Mentor Program Central Office ETD
Category 3 Theory Of Knowledge Canberra Girls' Grammar School
Catholic Education and Australian Catholic University Mentors' Training Day Catholic Education Office
CBLH Differentiation in the Classroom Campbell High
CHANGE2 Central Office ETD
Chatz with Jatz - Class Act St Edmund's College
Chatz with Jatz - Visible Learning St Edmund's College
Circle Time: Advanced Application of the Circle Time Process Central Office ETD
Circle Time: Strengthening Relationships in the P-10 Classroom Central Office ETD
Cluster PLCs for Transition - Campbell HS, Lyneham HS, Dickson College Dickson College
CoCoaching ("Enhancing the quality of conversations in school communities") North Ainslie Primary
COG - Conversations that enable Opportunities for Growth Good Shepherd Primary
Collaboration in PLCs Majura Primary
Collaborative Applications for Educators - Part 1 Merici College
Collaborative Applications for Merici Educators Merici College
Collaborative Coaching @ Murrumbidgee Education and Training Centre Murrumbidgee Education And Training Centre - Bimberi
Collaborative Problem Solving Central Office ETD
Colleges Conference Ten: 2015 Hawker College
Combined EALD, Literacy and Numeracy Professional Learning Forum Term 4 Central Office ETD
Combined Literacy, Numeracy and EAL/D Professional Learning Forum (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Communities of Practice at Dickson College Dickson College
Conversations for Life (ETD) Student Engagement and Student Wellbeing Branch
Cooperative Reading with Information Texts Gordon Primary
Count Me In Too (CMIT) Central Office ETD
Count Me In Too (CMIT) Facilitator Training Central Office ETD
Creating a Whole School Formative Assessment System Weetangera Primary
Creating communities of engaged writers Rosary Primary
Creating Communities of Engaged Writers St Benedict's Primary
Cultural Awareness Program Telopea Park School
Curriculum - Understanding By Design St Bede's Primary
Curriculum of Giving Parts 1 and 2 Daramalan College
Curriculum Renewal: UBD Campbell Primary
Curtin values and pedagogy Curtin Primary
Design Thinking for the Classroom Brindabella Christian College
Designing and Validating Quality VET Assessment Catholic Education Office
Designing, Implementing and Monitoring Reading in your school (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Developing a Community of Practice (CPL Program) - Primary School Canberra Grammar School
Developing a Literacy Block Canberra Grammar School
Developing a school-wide culture of continuous learning St Thomas the Apostle Primary
Developing A Shared Vision (Jnr School) Radford College
Developing A Shared Vision and Embedding Best Practice Radford College
Developing Content Knowledge in Disciplines through Reading of Complex Texts (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Developing Differentiated Curriculum for Gifted Learners Part 2 (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Developing High Quality Assessment Tasks for Improved Student Outcomes St Mary MacKillop College
Differentiated Problem Solving Amaroo School
Differentiation in the School Setting Forrest Primary
Differentiation: A Focus on Learning Lyneham Primary
Disability Standards for Education e-learning online package (ETD) Student Engagement and Disability Services Branch
Discovering and Incorporating Aboriginal Cross-Curriculum Priorities St Matthew's Primary
EAL/D Professional Learning and Leadership Forum - bringing the fact sheets out of the box 1 (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
EALD Teachers' Professional Learning Forum Term 1 Central Office ETD
Early Childhood Education Network Sessions : Promoting Parental Engagement Central Office ETD
Early Childhood Education Network Sessions: (Session 3 2014) Central Office ETD
Early Childhood Education Network Sessions: (Session 4 2014) Central Office ETD
Early Years Module - 1 (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Early Years Module - 2 (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Early Years Module - 3 (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Early Years Module - 4 (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Early Years Network Sessions - The Outdoor Challenge (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Early Years Network Sessions - Unpacking the Cultural Literacy Pack (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
eLearning: Interactive PDFs Merici College
Embedded Formative Assessment Sacred Heart Primary
Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the learning program Central Office ETD
Embedding Formative Assessment Belconnen High
Embedding Formative Assessment Wanniassa School
Embracing the Australian Curriculum through Team Teaching to meet individual needs John Paul College
Engage! Inspire! Read! Building a reading culture in schools Marist College
Engaging Students in Reading and Writing Holy Spirit Primary
Engaging students through inquiry based pedagogy Gold Creek School
Engaging Students with Performance Poetry Canberra Girls' Grammar School
Engaging through Environment (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Enhance 2014: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Telopea Park School
Enhance 2014: Digital Citizenship Telopea Park School
Enhance 2014: Flipped Classroom and Blended Learning Telopea Park School
Enhance 2014: Google Tools Telopea Park School
Enhance 2014: Social Media, Digital & Information Literacy, and Web 2.0 Tools Telopea Park School
Enhancing Learning through Inquiry Holy Trinity Primary
Enhancing Student Learning: Virtual Drives Merici College
Ensuring A Gentle Start to Literacy Namadgi School
Essential Skills and Beyond Central Office ETD
Essential Skills for Classroom Teachers Central Office ETD
Exploring Mathematics Theory and Practice at Palmerston District Primary School with Carol Spencer Palmerston District Primary
First Steps Reading Hawker Primary
First Steps Reading (2nd Edition) Central Office ETD
First Steps Speaking and Listening Central Office ETD
First Steps Writing (2nd edition) Central Office ETD
Flipping the Classroom with Canvas St Edmund's College
Formative Assessment and Mathematics Gordon Primary
Formative Assessment in Practice Richardson Primary
Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) Central Office ETD
Functional Grammar St Francis Xavier College
Further Development of Mathematical Problem Solving St Clare of Assisi Primary
Gifted and Talented PL - Differentiating the Curriculum Gungahlin College
Gold Creek School Restorative Practices Gold Creek School
Google in your classroom - taking it to a new level Marist College
Google Summit - Keynote Presentations (ETD) People and Performance, Any Other Branch
Gordon Primary Curriculum- Practice & Pedagogy Gordon Primary
Grammatikus St Edmund's College
Hattie and the Teaching Standards Emmaus Christian School
Healthy Learning Communities Canberra Montessori School
Helping Students with Working Memory Difficulties Emmaus Christian School
How do I guide students to become more effective writers and spellers? St Jude's Primary
ICT Resources in your Classrooms Marist College
Implementing Primary Connections from Kinder to Year 6 Good Shepherd Primary
Improving Pedagogy for Casual Teachers Catholic Education Office
Improving Student Outcomes through a Coaching approach Catholic Education Office
Improving student outcomes through Evidence Based Practices Canberra College
Improving Student Outcomes through Raised Expectations St Mary MacKillop College
Improving Teacher Capacity for Quality Conversations with Student, Teachers & Parents St Thomas Aquinas Primary
Inclusive Education: DDA & DSE: Disability Discrimination Act & Disability Standards in Education St Francis Xavier College
Inclusive Education: Processes: Working Effectively with Inclusive Education Assistance St Francis Xavier College
Increasing Numeracy outcomes for students from preschool to Year Six St Joseph's Primary
Inquiry Learning Richardson Primary
Inquiry Maths at Red Hill School Red Hill Primary
Inquiry-based Integrated Curriculum St Clare of Assisi Primary
Integration of the Australian Curriculum Sacred Heart Primary
Intentional Differentiation Macgregor Primary
International Baccalaureate Workshops - Art Narrabundah College
International Baccalaureate Workshops - Languages Narrabundah College
Introducing the MYP at Gold Creek Gold Creek School
Introduction to Deep Democracy Orana Steiner School
Investigating with Intent Macgregor Primary
iPad Pedagogy and Practice St Bede's Primary
iPads for Learning St John the Apostle Primary
Jervis Bay Teacher Mentor Program Jervis Bay Primary
Journaling In Maths Kaleen Primary
Kagan Cooperative Learning Daramalan College
Kagan Day 2 Day 3 2014 Merici College
Kaleen Primary - Building the Capability and Capacity of our Teams Kaleen Primary
Kaleen Primary - Using the Australian Curriculum to improve student outcomes -Mathematics PD Kaleen Primary
Kids Matter - Component 3 Mount Rogers Primary
KidsMatter Component 2 SEL O'Connor Cooperative School
KidsMatter Component 2 Wanniassa Hills Wanniassa Hills Primary
KidsMatter Primary- Component 2 at St Monica's Evatt St Monica's Primary
Leading Improvements in Numeracy North Ainslie Primary
Leading Learners @ Holy Family Holy Family Parish Primary School
Learning by Design Lanyon High
Learning Difficulties Harrison School Harrison School
Learning From Practice at Cranleigh Cranleigh School
Learning in the Local: Pedagogy of Place Orana Steiner School Staff Conference 2015 Orana Steiner School
Learning Support Contact Day Catholic Education Office
Lending A Hand- Module 2 of Understanding and Responding Trauma Central Office ETD
Literacy 1: Writing St Edmund's College
Literacy 2: Writing St Edmund's College
Literacy and Numeracy at Melrose Melrose High
Literacy and Numeracy Professional Learning Forum Term 1 Central Office ETD
Looking At Classroom Practice St Clare's College
Looking at Classroom Practice and the Classroom Practice Continuum Catholic Education Office
Making Connections in Maths Chapman Primary
Making Jesus Real Catholic Education Office
Making Learning Visible in the KPG Maribyrnong Primary
Making the PYP Happen Gold Creek School Gold Creek School
Mathematics in the Primary Classroom St John Vianney's Primary
Maths for Early Learners with Rob Vingerhoets Southern Cross Early Childhood School
Maximising Student Outcomes - Response to Intervention Kingsford Smith School
MCC BYOD Readiness Marist College
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners using Assessment for Learning. Torrens Primary
Mental Computation at Namadgi School Namadgi School
Mental Computation: Teaching Fractions Namadgi School
Mentoring At St Anthony's (MASA) St Anthony's Parish Primary
Mentoring at St Francis of Assisi St Francis of Assisi Primary
Middle Years Mental Computation (MYMC) 1. Introduction Central Office ETD
Middle Years Mental Computation (MYMC) 2. Addition and Subtraction Central Office ETD
Middle Years Mental Computation (MYMC) 3 Multiplication and Division Central Office ETD
Middle Years Mental Computation (MYMC) Facilitator Training (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Middle Years Mental Computations: 4 Percentages Central Office ETD
Mind Matters Caroline Chisholm School Caroline Chisholm School
MTS Numeracy Planning and Programming Mother Teresa Primary School
Multi-sensory Intensive Phonics Instruction in K-2 Emmaus Christian School
MYMC Decimals Central Office ETD
MYMC Fractions Central Office ETD
Namadgi Kidsmatters Component 3 Namadgi School
Numeracy - How can we differentiate? St Vincent's Primary
Numeracy Essentials (1) Catholic Education Office
Numeracy Essentials (2) Catholic Education Office
Numicon - Caroline Chisholm School Caroline Chisholm School
Online Learning and Collaboration Tools and Resources Hawker College
Online Learning: Autism Spectrum Disorder Central Office ETD
Online Learning: Dyslexia and Significant Reading Difficulties Central Office ETD
Online Learning: Motor Coordination Difficulties (MCD) Central Office ETD
Online Learning: Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) Central Office ETD
Online Learning: Understanding and Managing Behaviour Central Office ETD
Online Learning: Understanding Hearing Loss Central Office ETD
Operation TALE at St Thomas More's St Thomas More's Primary
PALLsACT#2: Module Three - Primary (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
PALLsACT#2: Module Three - Secondary (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
PALLsACT#2: Reading Institute Day - Primary (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
PALLsACT#2: Reading Institute Day - Secondary (ETD) Learning and Teaching Branch
Pastoral Care of Students 2015 Merici College
PBIS - Practical Strategies & Restorative practices Calwell High
PD in your PJs: The Power of Chrome Canberra Girls' Grammar School
Pedagogy, Learning Spaces and Project Based Learning Brindabella Christian College
Peer Mentoring at Garran Primary School Garran Primary
Planning for Early Childhood Experiences across all Learning Areas Maribyrnong Primary
Planning for Literacy 2015 Calwell Primary
Planning For Maths 2015 Calwell Primary
PLC Differentiation Practical Processes Calwell High
Positive Behaviour in Schools Model Calwell High
Primary Connections Jervis Bay Primary
Programming through Understanding by design Catholic Education Office
Programming through Understanding by Design - Curriculum and Assessment John Paul College
Protective Behaviours Central Office ETD
PTSD - Supporting Student Outcomes, their Families and Teachers St Mary MacKillop College
QT Rounds assessment Facilitator workshop Canberra College
Quality Assessment St Clare of Assisi Primary
Quality Teaching Rounds Farrer Primary
Radford College Junior School Peer Based Professional Learning Program Radford College
Reflective Practice Mother Teresa Primary School
Relationships, Thinking Skills and ICT Burgmann Anglican School
Responding to Intervention through Professional Learning Communities St Michael's Primary
Response to Intervention Mount Rogers Primary
Restorative Practices Merici College 2015 Merici College
Riding the Dragon of Change Lake Tuggeranong College
Ron Ritchhart 'Culture of Thinking' Canberra Girls' Grammar School
Rules of Engagement Calwell High
SAMR: Redefinition - Audio Engineering Merici College
SAMR: Redefinition - Stop Motion Animation Merici College
SAMR: Using Redefinition in the Classroom Merici College
School Improvement Literacy Project St Thomas More's Primary
School Webpages and Digital Resources Supporting the Australian Curriculum Kaleen Primary
School Wide Pedagogy at St Thomas More's St Thomas More's Primary
Science and Religion NOT Science or Religion or God St Francis Xavier College
Seven Steps to Writing Success Burgmann Anglican School
Shaping Learning through Formative Assessment Holy Spirit Primary
SJO Integration and School Wide Pedagogy St Joseph's Primary
Socrative in the Classroom St Francis Xavier College
South Weston High School Network PL Day 2015 Mount Stromlo High School
Strategic Cultural Awareness Day with Grant Sarra (ETD) People and Performance, Any Other Branch
Student Assessment St Thomas Aquinas Primary
Student Pathways Planning Leader Program (ETD) Student Engagement Branch, All other Areas
Successful Learning Through Successful Practice - Literacy Mother Teresa Primary School
Supporting Children's Wellbeing Isabella Plains Early Childhood School
Sustainability - Embedding practice in the Early Learning Centre Mother Teresa Primary School
Sustainability in Early Childhood Holy Trinity Primary
Tactical Teaching: Reading Central Office ETD
Tactical Teaching: Speaking and Listening Central Office ETD
Taking risks in play: going beyond the fence Mother Teresa Primary School
Talk for Writing Emmaus Christian School
Talking about Teaching and Learning St Clare's College
Targeting Challenging Behaviour Central Office ETD
Targeting Educational Performance Catholic Education Office
Teacher Inquiry Program (MPSTIP) Phase:2 Macquarie Primary
Teacher of Reading St Francis Xavier College
Teaching English Additional Language Learners (Mainstream Classroom), Principals and Leaders Central Office ETD
Teaching English Additional Language Learners (mainstream classroom): Primary School teachers Central Office ETD
Teaching English Additional Language Learners (mainstream classroom): Secondary School Teachers Central Office ETD
Teaching Meditation to Children Catholic Education Office
Teaching Writing in the Inquiry Classroom Holy Trinity Primary
Team building, KidsMatter and social/emotional learning Fraser Primary
Team-Teach Central Office ETD
Technology and the Theorists - What, When, how and Why? Mother Teresa Primary School
The Australian Curriculum and the Mathematics Framework St John the Apostle Primary
The Differentiated Classroom and Students With a Disability Brindabella Christian College
The Education Researcher Holy Family Parish Primary School
The Gospels as a form of Literature - How do I read them? Catholic Education Office
The Heart of Christian Teaching: More than a patchwork quilt. Trinity Christian School
The heart of Christian Teaching; More than a patchwork quilt .Part 2 Trinity Christian School
The Heart of the Matter: Establishing and Implementing School Values Gungahlin College
The Liturgy of the Church and Classroom Prayer Catholic Education Office
The Planning Cycle;where have we come from and where do we go from here? Mother Teresa Primary School
The Planning Matrix and how it can work for you? Malkara School
The SAMR Ladder Good Shepherd Primary
Thinking about Spelling in Writing Canberra Girls' Grammar School
Thriving in Times of Change Lyneham High
Transdisciplinary Maths learning through Inquiry pedagogies Gold Creek School
Transforming Teaching and Learning - Module 3 Catholic Education Office
Transforming Teaching and Learning Module 1 Catholic Education Office
Transforming Teaching and Learning Module 2 Catholic Education Office
Transforming Teaching and Learning Module 4 Catholic Education Office
Treasures New and Old through UbD St John Vianney's Primary
Understanding and developing the Growth Mindset Model Canberra High
Understanding and Responding to Trauma Central Office ETD
Understanding by Design Ainslie School
Understanding GAFE for Use in the Classroom Amaroo School
Understanding how trauma effects student learning Kaleen Primary
Understanding Learning Difficulties Central Office ETD
Understanding Lesson Study Canberra Grammar School
Understanding the Diverse Learners in Primary Classrooms: Why some succeed and some do not. Torrens Primary
Understanding the role of Protective Behaviours in student learning Kaleen Primary
Understanding the Sacraments-Confirmation Catholic Education Office
Unwrapping the Standards Macgregor Primary
Using assessment to inform and improve practice Kaleen Primary
Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy St Mary MacKillop College
Using Data to Support Student Learning Holy Spirit Primary
Using documentation to enhance student learning Canberra Girls' Grammar School
Using ICT to Enhance Learning and Teaching Burgmann Anglican School
Using ICT to Support Student Outcomes St Mary MacKillop College
Using PODD communication books Malkara School
Using Scholar in the classroom Lanyon High
Using SMART NAPLAN data to inform teaching Marist College
Using technology in the 21st Century Learning Environment Marist College
Using technology to connect home and school. Mother Teresa Primary School
Using Technology to improve student outcomes at ADHS Alfred Deakin High
Using the Quality Teaching Framework to Review a Semester of Assessment St Francis Xavier College
Visible Learning St Clare's College
Vocal Health for Teachers Trinity Christian School
Voice in the Western, Secular, Post-Modern World Brindabella Christian College
Web Literacy: Web Searching, Curation Merici College
Wellbeing Workshop Central Office ETD
Whole School Approach - Classroom Management and Student Engagement Macgregor Primary
Whole School Positive Behaviour Support Cranleigh School
Working Like a Mathematician. St Francis Xavier College
Writers Workshop at Red Hill School Red Hill Primary
Writing - Where to now? St Vincent's Primary

Attachment 2

Assessment Standards Required to be Met by Teachers

(Section E.2 of the Chief Minister's Annual Report Directions requires that TQI's annual report include the current assessment and certification standards that are required to be met by teachers.)

New Applicants are Required to Meet the Following Assessment Standards:

Full Registration

Full registration is only available to experienced applicants who meet the criteria specified below.

Qualification(s) Completion of at least four years of higher education (full-time or equivalent) study including an accredited initial teacher education program accredited in Australia, leading to the achievement of a recognised qualification. Overseas qualifications will be accepted if they are assessed by TQI as equivalent.
Teaching experience 180 school teaching days in the previous five year period before the day the application is made.
Abilities, knowledge and skills TQI must be satisfied that the person has the abilities, knowledge and skills of a comparable level to those in the Proficient level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. If not applying under Mutual Recognition provisions, the applicant is required to submit a TQI Professional Practice Report completed and signed by a Principal or their delegate who can attest to the professional practice of the applicant.
Suitability to teach TQI will use a current Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) (WwVP) registration to satisfy itself if the applicant's suitability to teach.
English language proficiency TQI must be satisfied that the applicant meets the English language requirements specified in the Act. Applicants who have not undertaken the required four full years of higher education study in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, must provide proof of an academic IELTS test undertaken in the two years prior to the date of the application with scores of at least band 8 in Speaking and Listening and at least band 7 in Reading and Writing.
Provisional Registration

Provisional registrants meet the qualification requirement for full registration but have not yet accumulated the required teaching experience or skills and abilities for Full registration. It is the appropriate category for Graduate entry and applicable as an interim measure when an applicant may meet the requirements for full registration but is unable at the time to provide the relevant supporting evidence.

Qualification(s) Completion of at least four years of higher education (full-time or equivalent) study including an accredited initial teacher education program accredited in Australia, leading to the achievement of a recognised qualification. Overseas qualifications will be accepted if they are assessed by TQI as equivalent.
Suitability to teach TQI will use a current Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) (WwVP) registration to satisfy itself Wf the applicant's suitability to teach.
English language proficiency TQI must be satisfied that the applicant eets the English language requirements specified in the Act. Applicants who have not undertaken the required four full years of higher education study in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, must provide proof of an academic IELTS test undertaken in the two years prior to the date of the application with scores of at least band 8 in Speaking and Listening and at least band 7 in Reading and Writing.
Permit to Teach

A permit to teach is not a category of registration but an authorisation for a person to teach for a limited period in a specific teaching role. A permit to teach may be offered to applicants who do not meet the requirements for full or provisional registration but who have specialist knowledge, training, skills or qualifications, or have completed a teaching qualification that does not meet the eligibility requirements for full or provisional registration. This process requires a request to TQI from the employer wishing to engage the person in a teaching position where a suitably qualified or registered teacher is not available.

Suitability to teach TQI will use a current Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) (WwVP) registration to satisfy itself of the applicant's suitability to teach.
English language proficiency TQI must be satisfied that the applicant meets the English language requirements specified in the Act. Applicants who have not undertaken the higher education study, leading to the award of the qualification in their area of specialisation in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland must provide proof of an academic IELTS test undertaken in the two years prior to the date of the application with scores of at least band 8 in Speaking and Listening and at least 7 in Reading and Writing. If there is an exceptional demonstrated need by a school for the person's particular specialist knowledge, band scores of no less than 7 in Speaking and Listening and 6 in Reading and Writing, may be considered appropriate.

ACT Teacher Quality Institute Regulation 2010 Part 2A

Assessment Standards Required to be Met by Teachers

Certification Against Highly Accomplished and Lead level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Certification Only available to experienced applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and assessment requirements specified below.
Certification assessment Based on the submission of direct evidence of teacher practice and the direct observation of classroom practice conducted by nationally trained ACT assessors.
Eligibility criteria to apply for Certification Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency visa. Satisfactory assessment in recent annual performance assessments, i.e. two annual assessments for Highly Accomplished or three annual assessments for Lead. Full registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute.
Current Certification standards - Required to be Met by Teachers who Elect to Apply.
The collection of evidence required for assessment Annotated evidence of teacher practice accounting for each of the descriptors in all seven of the Highly Accomplished or Lead level Standards (up to 35 artefacts in total). Lesson observation reports. Teacher reflection on the direct evidence as a written statement addressing the Standards. A written description of a Lead initiative for Lead applications. Referee statements.
The direct observation of classroom practice Classroom observation. Discussion with the principal and other colleagues. Professional discussion with the applicant.