Pages with topic "Professional Issues"
24 Feb 2017 : Union advice highlights Long Service Leave entitlement for members on rolling contracts
A recent case involving incorrect employer advice regarding access to Long Service Leave (LSL) for those employed on a fixed-term contract basis has highlighted the need for members to contact their union for advice in the first instance.
22 Feb 2017 : Supervising pre-service teachers: then and now
The role of a supervising teacher is undergoing significant change, with new demands at state and federal levels.
21 Feb 2017 : PISA: Australian students performing above standards
Australia’s performance in the OECD’s Program for International
Assessment (PISA) has seen average student scores decrease since the
test was first administered in 2000. While some may conclude that
Australia’s education system is in decline, thi…
10 Jan 2017 : What’s the problem with data walls?
The introduction of data display walls in schools is creating member concern about student privacy and teacher workload.
The ever expanding roles and duties required of school staff have reached
21 Nov 2016 : Students and teachers to feel VET funding cuts
Federal government budget cuts to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector from 2017 will be a risk to teachers in delivering high quality training.
Early childhood members must report suspected child harm and abuse after recent legislation was passed by the Queensland government.
Aspiring teachers in the Northern Territory will be forced to sit a literacy and numeracy test before graduating university.
21 Nov 2016 : Reviewing and funding disability education
Adequate funding to better support schools and teachers to deliver high quality education to students with a disability is vital and should continue to be a key concern for the Queensland government.
Teachers will be given a reprieve from introducing senior school assessment changes after the Queensland government postponed implementation until 2019.
The use of rolling fixed-term contracts is leading to increased professional and personal insecurity for members across the sector.
The first drafts of Stage 2 redeveloped Queensland senior subject syllabuses are available for feedback from Monday 24 October to 9 am on Friday 11 November 2016.
8 Sep 2016 : Who's watching? Surveillance in schools
A recent case of a Queensland Catholic employer using CCTV surveillance in a disciplinary matter with a kindergarten staff member has been the spotlight on this serious workplace issue once again.
29 Aug 2016 : What now for Australian education?
With the Coalition returning to Parliament after July’s federal election,
what is in store for education and what will it mean for IEUA-QNT members?
16 Aug 2016 : Queensland Senior Syllabus shake-up
A new system of senior assessment and tertiary entrance for Queensland schools to begin with students entering Year 11 in 2018 has significant implications for the work of senior secondary teachers.