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(c) under previous terminology “Head of Department” was used for staff at the Teacher Band 2 classification level. As a result, the new local title of Education Manager automatically held the same classification of Teacher Band 2; and

(d) on 1 January 2008, the majority of teaching areas within CIT retained the same Education Manager as under the old “Head of Department” structure. In other cases, Centre Directors consulted with staff in their respective Centre on any necessary changes.

(2) (a) The prefix “acting” can be used where staff at one classification level are temporarily placed at a higher classification level. While it is a commonly used prefix across the ACT Public Service it is not mandatory;

(b) as for (a);

(c) As outlined in the response to QON 1176, there are mandatory teaching qualifications that apply to certain levels in the Teaching Classification Structure. Accordingly, CIT endeavours to ensure that staff placed at these levels hold the required qualification. Where an error is identified, CIT acts to correct it in as timely a manner as possible, taking into consideration continuity of business outcomes; and

(d) as for (c).

(3) (a) As indicated above, the prefix “acting” is not a mandatory requirement;

(b) the Australian Quality Training Framework provides guidance to CIT on the qualification requirements for the delivery of VET Training. It does not mandate specific qualification requirements for teaching classifications used within CIT. CIT will always endeavour to ensure that staff have the appropriate level of qualifications commensurate with the mandatory qualification requirements under the Public Sector Management Standards.

Canberra Institute of Technology—teaching qualification requirements
(Question No 1622)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 7 April 2011:

(1) Was the Minister aware that teaching qualification requirements for teachers at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) derive not only from the Public Sector Management Standards, but also from the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) for the vast majority of CIT teachers who teach in one or more vocational programs and from ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) guidelines for those teaching in CIT’s Year 12 program.

(2) Was the Minister aware that in 2007 all or most CIT teachers, who did not possess the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, were informed in writing that all teaching staff are required to have the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for the commencement of semester 1, 2008, or words to that direct effect.

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