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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . .

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How are courses promoted to relief teachers.

(6) What is the minimum number of PL hours per year a teacher must undertake to retain accreditation.

(7) How are professional learning portfolios of each teacher assessed and measured.

(8) How and by whom are courses assessed as suitable for accreditation by TQI.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) As of the 4 December there are 536 programs accredited for 2015.

(2) The cost is determined by the Recognised Provider. TQI does not charge a fee for accreditation of programs and does not receive any income from accredited programs.

(3) TQI does not determine cost of programs. This is determined by the provider. The cost of participation varies from $0 - $4300.00

(4) TQI does not determine cost of programs. Currently 389 accredited programs have no cost.

(5) Accredited programs are listed on the Online Register of Accredited Programs located on the TQI website and TQI Portal. Programs that have provided TQI with a flyer are advertised on the Events section of the Portal. The Education and Training Directorate and Catholic Education also advertise their programs on their professional learning calendars.

(6) All teachers need to record and reflect on a minimum of 20 hours of professional learning each year to meet their registration requirements.

(7) Approved delegates in schools verify teacher PL through a professional conversation with the teacher before the end of each school year.

(8) The ACT Teacher Quality Institute Act 2010 specifies that TQI is responsible for the accreditation of teacher education programs and must assess the educational and management capacity of program providers. Each application is assessed to ensure it meets the criteria of Standards based, relevant, collaborative and future focused.

Education—Teach for Australia program (Question No 575)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 19 November 2015:

(1) How many placements has Teach for Australia had in the ACT education system by (a) school and (b) subject category.

(2) What support does the ACT Government provide to Teach for Australia by way of financial contribution or other support.

Mr Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

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