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Home > News > Professional Issues > Professional Issues Volume 12

Professional Issues Volume 12

Concerns arise over NAPLAN Online confidentiality agreement

Our union advises members not to sign the confidentiality agreements being distributed by The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

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Push for VET sector to engage in research 

Without providing a means for developing adequate staff structures and acquiring appropriate resources, the recommendation for VET institutions to engage in research sets unrealistic expectations for the sector. 

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National testing for Year 1 students closer to becoming reality

The Federal Government must ensure teachers are appropriately supported with adequate resources, time and training if these tests were to be implemented.

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Year 12 students to submit essay before they can apply for teacher education studies

Students aspiring to be teachers must meet “non-academic” requirements, including a submission of a 1000 word essay, before they are allowed into a teaching course.

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Changes made to senior assessment and tertiary entrance requirements

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) is overseeing significant changes in regard to the senior assessment and tertiary entrance in Queensland, changing the way teachers must approach senior assessment.

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Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.