Western Teacher : Volume 44.1 January 2015
VISIT WWW.TRB.WA.GOV.AU FOR UPDATES AND INFORMATION WESTERN TEACHER 15 The minimum requirements for the below renewal dates are: • 7/12/2014 and 6/12/2015 – you will need to have taught at least 40 days in the last five years and have done at least 40 hours of Professional Learning. • 7/12/2015 and 6/12/2016 – you will need to have taught at least 60 days in the last five years and have done at least 60 hours of Professional Learning. • 7/12/2016 and 6/12/2017 – you will need to have taught at least 80 days in the last five years and have done at least 80 hours of Professional Learning. • After 6/12/2017 – you will need to have taught at least 100 days in the last five years and have done at least 100 hours of Professional Learning. Note that the days of teaching and the hours of professional learning do not have to be evenly spread across the five-year registration period. The Board requires that all applicants for renewal have undertaken learning activities whether formal or informal in each of the three Domains of the Professional Standards – Professional Knowledge (Standards 1 and 2), Professional Practice (Standards 3, 4 and 5) and Professional Engagement (Standards 6 and 7). The proportions of activities across the three Domains will vary according to the situation and current career focus of each teacher. Formal learning activities undertaken in one Domain may be minimal, for example. The selection of activities is at the discretion of the individual teacher subject to the requirement that each claimed activity is clearly directly related to at least one of the elements of the Professional Standards and that relationship has been articulated in the evidence collected and retained by the teacher. An exception to the requirement for both formal and informal activities in all three Domains is made where the teacher has been enrolled in a course of study related to teaching and leading to formal qualifications, including postgraduate study. Further information including the “Professional Standards Policy” and “Professional Learning Activities Policy” can be found on the TRBWA website under Further Information/Policies. The requirement to undertake a minimum amount of professional learning applies to all registered teachers and is not applied on a ‘pro rata’ basis. Relief or part time teachers are required to meet the same requirements as all teachers applying to renew registration. If you have not taught in Australia or New Zealand in the last five years but believe you meet all the other registration requirements you can apply for Non-Practising- Intending to Teach Registration. Previously, when demonstrating that all the Professional Standards had been met it was acceptable for the teacher’s evidence to reference at least two focus areas and level descriptors under each of the seven standards. Under the new requirements, when evidencing that they meet the Professional Standards, teachers will be required to take into account ALL of the focus areas and level descriptors under each of the seven standards. The implementation of the new requirements will be a phased process. The new requirements apply for teachers who do not hold teacher registration and wish to apply for Provisional or Full Registration, or wish to renew their Full Registration. For teachers granted Provisional Registration on, or after, 1 January 2014 and are transitioning to Full Registration, they are required to demonstrate they meet all the Professional Standards at the Proficient Level and to take into account all of the focus areas and level descriptors under each of the seven standards when evidencing them. Teachers who hold Non-Practising Registration, and commenced teaching on, or after, 1 July 2014 and are transitioning to Provisional or Full Registration are required to demonstrate they meet all the Professional Standards at the appropriate level. They must take into account all of the focus areas and level descriptors under each of the seven standards when evidencing them. If a teacher was granted Provisional Registration before 1 January 2014; OR commenced teaching under Non-Practising Registration before 1 July 2014 and are transitioning to Full or Provisional, they are required to demonstrate that they meet all the Professional Standards at the appropriate level. They must reference at least two of the focus areas and level descriptors under each of the standards when evidencing them. The focus areas referenced must include the three mandatory focus areas of 4.4 , 7.1 and 7.2 Please refer to the “evidence requirement information sheet” under the “Currently registered” teachers section on the TRBWA website for more information.
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