Voting for teacher representatives of the Quality Teaching Council (QTC)
Election of the 11 practising teacher/principal positions on the QTC was held in the second half of 2015.
The next election will be held in 2018.
What does the Council do?
The QTC advises the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) about teacher quality, including teaching standards and the accreditation of teachers. More about the role of the Council
Voting for new members
All NSW teachers are able to vote for teacher representatives to sit on the QTC. The next election will be held in late 2018.
If you are an accredited teacher (or an applicant for accreditation at higher levels) you are automatically included on the Electoral List and will receive an election notice.
If you are a current teacher who is not accredited you must register with BOSTES to vote.
Standing for election
To be eligible to stand for election, nominees must be an accredited teacher or accredited principal who:
- is also enrolled to vote in that category; and
- is nominated by two accredited peers. The peers must be qualified to nominate that person for a particular election category. For example: if the nominee is a primary teacher in a Catholic school, they must be nominated by two other Catholic primary school teachers to stand for election.
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 teacher
- 1 member to represent early childhood education centre teachers.
The next election will be held in late 2018.
* 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.