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Home > News > Professional Issues > Professional Issues Volume 9

Professional Issues Volume 9

March 2017

Professional Issues: a quarterly bulletin alerting you to emerging issues in education and our representation of your professional concerns. 


NAPLAN poised to be overhauled with a new “proficiency level” 

Changes could be made to the NAPLAN test as the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) proposes tougher “proficiency level” for students to attain. >>read more

Wellbeing of Principals suffers under increasing workload

Harassment and heavy workloads are having detrimental effects on the health and well-being of Principals across Australia. >>read more

Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment demanding more of supervising teachers

The responsibility of supporting pre-service teachers as they complete assessment requirements is increasingly falling to supervising teachers as the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment trial commences. Supervising teachers are being expected to take on extra responsibilities without receiving an increase in pay. >>read more

New mandatory testing of Year 1 students to be introduced

Year 1 students will be put to the test as the Federal Government considers new mandatory phonics, maths and literacy testing.  >>read more

Early Childhood Education National Quality Framework Changes

Changes will be made to the National Quality Framework to ensure quality education and care of students. Legislation changes will come into effect on 1 October 2017, with the revised National Quality Standard commencing on 1 February 2018. >>read more


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