NQS and Bureaucracy

Centre Sup497585051port talks to many services across Australia and some educators are becoming angry about the NQS. It’s not hard to see why.

In NSW a service was assessed and their teacher wasn’t recognised, even though the teacher had been a NSW public school kindergarten (first year of school) teacher for the past 30 years.

Why was this a problem? The assessor went to teachers’ college with this teacher; same year, same class, same qualification.  So with this qualification the assessor can assess the service but the teacher can’t be recognised as an early childhood teacher without further lower level studies?

These stupid bureaucratic inconsistencies are another part of the slow destruction of the NQS.

Just stop and think about how angry you would be if you were in this situation. Your classmate can judge you as inferior. You are not recognised as an early childhood teacher by your classmate.

What is going on? Is it one rule for some and another rule for others? Where will this lead us?

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” say the pigs…― George OrwellAnimal Farm

Matthew Stapleton

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One Response to NQS and Bureaucracy

  1. janeburrows says:

    Very true, could also be said for the primary school qualified teachers who are able to teach 5+, but aren’t even seen as equivalent to a cert three when teaching 3-6 year olds in ldc… The idea that a cert three holder may be able to offer more than a qualified teacher of any age strikes me as wrong.

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