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Voting in the 2015 Quality Teaching Council election

23 Oct 2015

Ballot papers for the 11 practising teacher/principal positions on the Quality Teaching Council (QTC) will be sent by the NSW Electoral Commission on Thursday 29 October.

The following teachers have been automatically included on the electoral roll:

  • accredited teachers with an active accreditation status
  • accredited teachers on a temporary leave of absence
  • teachers in the process of applying for voluntary accreditation.

Eligible teachers, who registered to vote but fell outside these categories, have now been included on the electoral roll, after their status was confirmed with their employers. 

 In 2015, early childhood teachers will have a representative on the QTC for the first time.

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.

The ballot closes at 12 noon on Wednesday 25 November. Successful candidates will be notified as soon as results are known and their names published on the Teacher Accreditation website.

For more information, contact
Julie-Anne Scott
Liaison Officer, Teacher Accreditation Directorate


Diana Kosseifi
NSW Electoral Commission
(02) 9290 5924

* 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.