Education Council plans to massively increase fees
The Education Council has proposed raising their fees. The increases they propose are substantial. For example, the practising certificate renewal would go from $220 to $510 per three year period.
The PPTA Executive submission on behalf of the membership is attached to the top of this page. Executive thanks the branches (schools), regions and thousands of individual members who have also responded to the Council.
Members should remember that the current arrangement whereby the government pays teachers’ Education Council fees only lasts to the end of the existing collective agreements. This is because it was agreed through the Terms of Settlement and not through clauses in the collectives themselves. That means that to continue that payment would be a cost against any future settlements, at the expense of pay rises, and the government will be even more reluctant to pay it, knowing how high the fees are to rise.
Link to the Education Council consultation material
The Education Council consultation closed 5pm Friday 5 May 2017.