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FACT SHEET 2 Experienced Teacher 6 (ET6) Colb6 ET6 03pg

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Friday, 23 July 2010

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What is ET6?

ET6 status is a classification that acknowledges the experienced teacher who significantly contributes to effective teaching and learning in the school. Experienced teacher 6 (ET6) is a new classification available to eligible teachers in Queensland Catholic schools Transitional arrangements exist for eligibility to apply for ET6 All PAR and Senior Administration incumbents can apply for ET6 ET6 is transferable across Queensland Catholic schools More information is available on our website

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Does ET6 replace AST2 in Brisbane Catholic schools?

Yes. AST2 is being phased out of BCE schools and replaced by ET6. Any BCE teacher who currently holds AST2 will automatically move to ET6 status prior to their current AST2 status expiring. These teachers do not need to do anything for this transition to occur. 3.

Is there a quota on ET6 numbers?

No. There is no limit on the number of teachers who can be classified as ET6. 4.

When is a teacher eligible to apply for ET6?

A teacher is eligible to apply for ET6 after holding ET5 status for at least three years. A PAR or Senior Administration incumbent may apply for recognition of ET6 status provided they have held the classification Experienced Teacher 4 (Band 3 Step 4) for at least four years. 5.

Are there Transition Arrangements for the introduction of ET6?

Yes. A number of transitional arrangements exist: a.

All teachers who have held Leading Teacher status for a minimum of three consecutive years as at 30 June 2010 are eligible to apply for Experienced Teacher 6 status in the initial round.

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All teachers who have held Advanced Skills Teacher 1 status for a minimum of three consecutive years as at 30 June 2010 are eligible to apply for Experienced Teacher 6 status in the initial round.

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All teachers who hold Advanced Skills Teacher 2 status as at 30 June 2010 shall transition to Experienced Teacher 6 status.

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All teachers who have held Band 3 Step 4 classification for a minimum of four years (i.e. are deemed to have been practising teachers for a minimum of twelve years) as at 30 June 2010 are eligible to apply for Experienced Teacher 6 status in the initial round.

e.

All teachers who have held Band 3 Step 4 classification for a minimum of three years (i.e. are deemed to have been practising teachers for a minimum of eleven years) as at 30 June 2010 are eligible to apply for Experienced Teacher 6 status after a period of one year of classification at Experienced Teacher 5.

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All teachers who have held Band 3 Step 4 classification for a minimum of two years (i.e. are deemed to have been practising teachers for a minimum of ten years) as at 30 June 2010 are eligible to apply for Experienced Teacher 6 status after a period of two years of classification at Experienced Teacher 5.

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All teachers who have held a Position of Added Responsibility (Middle or Senior Management) and who would otherwise have been classified at a level below Band 3 Step 4 as at 30 June 2010 (i.e. are deemed to have been practising teachers for less than twelve years) will be eligible to apply for Experienced Teacher 6 status upon completion of twelve years teaching experience.

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Teachers who hold AST2 status as at 6 August 2010 shall transition to the new designation of Experienced Teacher 6.


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Is ET6 tenured?

No. There is no formal ET6 appraisal process. Employees, however, would be expected to continue to work at the ET6 endorsed level. 7.

How do I gain ET6?

An eligible teacher will be required to complete an application package providing short responses to five criteria and have those responses endorsed by two professional referees. An independent validation panel/s will assess all applications and make recommendations to support or not to support the application. This is an agreed simple process and there should not be any attendant processes or documentation required or expected. 8.

Is there an allowance paid for ET6?

Yes. The ET6 allowance is currently $5,784 pa and is subject to increases in the life of the agreement. The allowance is payable on a pro-rata basis. 9.

Can a PAR or Senior Administration hold ET6?

Yes. A teacher may hold both ET6 and a PAR or Senior Administration position but will only be paid the higher of the two allowances. 10.

When do I need to submit my ET6 Application?

If you are employed by Brisbane or Toowoomba Catholic Education, you should submit your application by 30 September 2010. If you are employed by another employing authority, you should submit your application by 31 August 2010. 11.

Is ET6 transferable across Queensland Catholic schools?

Yes. ET6 is portable across Queensland Catholic schools. 12.

Is there an appeals process available to ET6 applicants?

Yes. An applicant may seek a review of a negative decision by a second and different panel. The applicant may also notify a dispute in accordance with the grievance procedure identified in the collective agreement. 13.

Where can I find more information?

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For teachers in RIBS and RIGS, more information can be found in Schedule 3 of your collective agreement;

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For teachers in Catholic Diocesan schools, more information can be found in Schedule 5 of your collective agreement.

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