Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA)
Appendix 3: Relevant specialist Level 7 qualifications and other qualification matters
Teachers who hold a bachelor degree together with a recognised teaching qualification (e.g. Diploma of Teaching), or a degree conjointly completed with a bachelor degree of teaching, or an honours degree of teaching, or a Diploma of Teaching together with an Advanced Diploma of Teaching together with a level 7, 120 credit relevant specialist diploma, or a bachelor degree of teaching together with a level 7, 120 credit relevant specialist diploma will access the H3+ salary group.
A “bachelor degree together with a recognised teaching qualification” in the H3+ definition includes the four year conjoint Bachelor of Education programme.
The two new categories added to H3+ namely “a Diploma of Teaching together with an Advanced Diploma of Teaching together with a level 7, 120 credit relevant specialist diploma, or a bachelor degree of teaching together with a level 7, 120 credit relevant specialist diploma” are for teachers who can demonstrate that the two qualifications have been completed separately and without any cross – credits or recognition of prior learning being awarded between the two.
Requirement for relevant, specialist, Level 7 (120 Credit) Diplomas
Relevant qualifications will include the graduate and postgraduate diplomas contained on the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications (Register), and in the fields of:
• Arts e.g History
• Computing and technology
• Education technology
• Information and communication technology
• Educational management and leadership
• Communication and media
• Language teaching
• Educational studies
• Special needs resource
• Fine Arts
• Arts and crafts
• Māori development
• Te Reo and/or Tikanga
• Visual Arts
• Performing Arts
• Occupational therapy
• Child advocacy
• Plus any other relevant specialist 120 credit level 7 or higher qualification listed on the register
Plus any other diploma or qualification that the parties agree to from time to time.
The most common diplomas currently accepted include:
• Diploma of Educating Students with Special Needs
• Diploma in Educating Students with Hearing Impairment
• Diploma in Educating Deaf Children
• Diploma in Teaching People with Disabilities
• Diploma in Special Education
• Diploma in Information Studies
• Diploma in Information Technology
• Post graduate Diploma in Education (Studies)
• Diploma in Education Management
• Diploma in Educational Administration
• National Diploma in TESOL
Massey University Conjoint Bachelor of Teaching
Those teachers who completed the conjoint B Ed programme at Massey University (based on its original content and through the original provider) prior to the end of 2006 shall have H3+ salary status.