Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement

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Appendix 3: Qualifications

Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective: 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022

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Relevant Specialist Level 7 Qualifications and other Qualification Matters

Teachers who hold a bachelor degree together with a recognised teaching qualification (e.g. Diploma of Teaching), or a degree conjointly completed with a bachelor degree of teaching, or an honours degree of teaching, or a Diploma of Teaching together with an Advanced Diploma of Teaching together with a level 7, 120 credit relevant specialist diploma, or a bachelor degree of teaching together with a level 7, 120 credit relevant specialist diploma will access the H3+ salary group.

A “bachelor degree together with a recognised teaching qualification” in the H3+ definition includes the four year conjoint Bachelor of Education programme.

The two new categories added to H3+ namely “a Diploma of Teaching together with an Advanced Diploma of Teaching together with a level 7, 120 credit relevant specialist diploma, or a bachelor degree of teaching together with a level 7, 120 credit relevant specialist diploma” are for teachers who can demonstrate that the two qualifications have been completed separately and without any cross – credits or recognition of prior learning being awarded between the two.

Requirement for relevant, specialist, Level 7 (120 Credit) Diplomas

Relevant qualifications will include the graduate and postgraduate diplomas contained on the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications (Register), and in the fields of:

    • Science
    • Arts e.g History
    • Mathematics
    • Commerce
    • Computing and technology
    • Education technology
    • Information and communication technology
    • Educational management and leadership
    • Communication and media
    • Language teaching
    • Counselling
    • Educational studies
    • Special needs resource
    • Literacy
    • Fine Arts
    • Arts and crafts
    • Maori development
    • Te Reo and/or Tikanga
    • Music
    • Visual Arts
    • Performing Arts
    • TESOL
    • Psychology
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Child advocacy
    • Plus any other relevant specialist 120 credit level 7 or higher qualification listed on the register

Plus any other diploma or qualification that the parties agree to from time to time.

The most common diplomas currently accepted include:

    • Diploma of Educating Students with Special Needs
    • Diploma in Educating Students with Hearing Impairment
    • Diploma in Educating Deaf Children
    • Diploma in Teaching People with Disabilities
    • Diploma in Special Education
    • Diploma in Information Studies
    • Diploma in Information Technology
    • Post graduate Diploma in Education (Studies)
    • Diploma in Education Management
    • Diploma in Educational Administration
    • National Diploma in TESOL

Massey University Conjoint Bachelor of Teaching

Those teachers who completed the conjoint B Ed programme at Massey University (based on its original content and through the original provider) prior to the end of 2006 shall have H3+ salary status.