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2015 QTC election nominations open

14 Sep 2015

Nominations for the 2015 Quality Teaching Council (QTC) election are now open.

To be eligible to stand for election, nominees should be an accredited teacher or accredited principal and be nominated by two accredited peers. Nominating peers should be from the same election category as the nominee. For example a primary teacher in a Catholic school must be nominated by two other Catholic primary school teachers.

The election categories are:

5 members to represent government school teachers (at least 2 must be rural* teachers)

1 member to represent government primary school principals

1 member to represent government secondary school principals

1 member to represent Catholic systemic school teachers

1 member to represent Catholic systemic school principals

1 member to represent independent school teachers

1 member to represent early childhood teachers.

Candidates should complete a Statutory Declaration in Support of Candidature form, available from the NSW Electoral Commission and BOSTES. The details provided will be included in a Candidate Information Sheet, which will accompany the ballot papers. These will be dispatched on Thursday 29 October.

The deadline for completed nominations and Statutory Declaration in Support of Candidature forms to be received by the Returning Officer, NSW Electoral Commission is 12 noon, Friday 9 October.

Information on eligibility to submit a nomination and details on lodging a nomination is available on the NSW Teachers website.

* rural area means a part of the State that is within any of the following school groupings designated by the Department of Education:(a) Hunter/Central Coast (excluding Callaghan/Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie East, Lake Macquarie West and Newcastle principal networks)(b) Illawarra and South Coast (excluding Wollongong and Wollongong North principal networks)(c) New England, North Coast, Riverina and Western NSW.

For more information, contact:

Julie-Anne ScottLiaison Officer
Teacher Accreditation Directorate
julie-anne.scott@bostes.nsw.edu.au
(02) 9268 6319

or

Diana Kosseifi
NSW Electoral Commission
(02) 9290 5924