CSWE Teacher Qualifications

Teachers

Teachers must be trained teachers with the following teaching qualifications:

a.) A recognised bachelor degree – a formal qualification awarded by an Australian university or tertiary institution, or its onshore or overseas equivalent, that is at least three years full‐time in length or its part‐time equivalent and a recognised postgraduate TESOL qualification at AQF 8 or higher – resulting from a course of study in which course content of no less than 100 contact hours (or distance learning equivalent) covers the grammar of the English language, language learning and TESOL methodology and includes a *practicum or A Bachelor of Education with a TESOL major or equivalent that includes a *practicum and

b.) All delivery must be undertaken by trainers who meet the requirements stated to apply under the Standards for NVR registered Training Organisations or the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) in effect at the time at which training is conducted. This includes the necessary training competencies determined by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) or its successors in effect at the time of assessment.

*NOTE: The practicum must be at least 60 hours, which includes, for example, supervised teaching, observation, field visits, resources evaluation, team teaching, volunteer tutoring etc. If a course undertaken has less than 60 hours practicum, teachers must demonstrate teaching experience equivalent to 60 hours, or must make up the difference in duration by individually organising a supervised practicum. Appropriate documentation of such a practicum should be kept.

Assessor competence

Assessors must be trained teachers with the following teaching qualifications:

a.) A recognised bachelor degree – a formal qualification awarded by an Australian university or tertiary institution, or its onshore or overseas equivalent, that is at least three years fulltime in length or its part-time equivalent and a recognised postgraduate TESOL qualification at AQF 8 or higher – resulting from a course of study in which course content of no less than 100 contact hours (or distance learning equivalent) covers the grammar of the English language, language learning and TESOL methodology and includes a *practicum

or

b.) A Bachelor of Education with a TESOL major or equivalent that includes a practicum. All assessment must be undertaken by assessors who meet the requirements stated to apply under the Standards for NVR registered Training Organisations or the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) in effect at the time at which assessment is conducted. This includes the necessary assessment competencies determined by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) or its successors in effect at the time of assessment.

*NOTE:

The practicum must be at least 60 hours, which includes, for example, supervised teaching, observation, field visits, resources evaluation, team teaching, volunteer tutoring etc. If a course undertaken has less than 60 hours practicum, teachers must demonstrate teaching experience equivalent to 60 hours, or must make up the difference in duration by individually organising a supervised practicum. Appropriate documentation of such a practicum should be kept. It is desirable for assessors and teachers delivering programs that focus on the development of numeracy skills through the elective numeracy modules, to have training and professional development in numeracy teaching.