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National Standards for Teachers and Principals

Teacher Certification

Certification enhances the professionalism of teachers, enabling them to gain recognition for the quality of their teaching and progress their careers while remaining in the classroom.

Formal recognition of exemplary teachers can make an important contribution to the quality of teaching and leadership in schools.

Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers has three primary purposes:

  • to recognise and promote quality teaching
  • to provide an opportunity for teachers to reflect on their practice
  • to provide a reliable indication of quality teaching that can be used to identify, recognise and/or reward Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers
    AITSL, 2012, Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers, Education Services Australia

In the current Catholic Education SA Enterprise Agreement, remuneration is attached to certification with an annual allowance of $3,000 for Highly Accomplished Teachers and $4,000 for Lead Teachers (pro-rated for part-time employees).‚Äč

The links below will assist in the application process and those seeking more information regarding certification.

AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Code of Conduct for CESA Employees

The Code of Conduct articulates the standards of conduct which are required of all staff employed in Catholic Education SA. It also assists all staff to understand clearly the expectations of them as well as their responsibilities and obligations during working hours and outside of working hours. It is available for download below.

Download Code of Conduct

Charter for Staff in Catholic Schools SA

The charter guides the way staff interact and work with students, colleagues, parents, school community professionals and other school community members.  It is available for download below.

Download Charter for Staff