Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement

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Appendix 3: Relevant Specialist Level 7 Qualifications

Primary 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.

      A “bachelor degree together with a recognised teaching qualification” in the Q3+ definition includes the four year conjoint Bachelor of Education programme.

      The two new categories added to Q3+ 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

      • 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
      • Māori 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.

      Review of the Qualifications Chart

      The parties agree to review the current qualifications chart within the term of the Agreement. Any or all of the qualifications in the above categories may be placed on the qualifications chart at that time.

      The Conjoint Bachelor of Teaching

      The parties are aware of a group of teachers who are currently completing the conjoint B Ed programme at Massey University based on its original content. Where a teacher, currently engaged in that study programme can demonstrate that they have completed the programme, through the original provider studying the original programme content then that teacher shall be provided with Q3+ status.   Study must be completed prior to the end of 2006.