Teacher Education


Private training enterprise, the New Zealand Tertiary College, is launching a new early childhood qualification that students can complete entirely online with no compulsory practical teaching requirements. The initiative, NZTC Global, will be available to students from all around the world and is NZQA approved. New Zealand Tertiary College’s chief executive Selena Fox says NZTC Global will allow the college to extend its reach...

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Waikato rally aims to end cuts

Waikato rally aims to end cuts


Posted By on Jun 7, 2016

People who work and study at the University of Waikato are rallying in black tomorrow afternoon to prevent cuts to their courses and jobs. TEU’s deputy secretary Nanette Cormack, who will be speaking the rally, says the cuts are widespread. The university wants to cut the jobs of more than 20 people at the Faculty of Education. These people help new teachers learn the skills they need to teach our young children. “The...

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Education cuts at Waikato University

Education cuts at Waikato University


Posted By on Jun 2, 2016

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 19 The University of Waikato is beset with reviews and proposed job cuts, the biggest of which is in its Faculty of Education The faculty’s dean wants to cut the equivalent of more than 22 full-time jobs, while introducing only six full-time equivalent jobs in their place. The university’s proposed job cuts will affect people working and studying in all departments across the education faculty. TEU branch...

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Lincoln breaches VC appointment process

Lincoln breaches VC appointment process


Posted By on Jan 29, 2016

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 2 TEU’s Lincoln branch is aggrieved that the university’s preferred new vice-chancellor has been interviewing staff under the guise of a visiting academic. The branch committee understands that the university council’s preferred candidate to be the new vice-chancellor was introduced to staff as a visiting academic. Some staff were told that he was preparing a discussion document for council on things that...

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Tertiary Update Vol 17 No 36 The union and TEU members at the University of Auckland have managed to reduce proposed compulsory job cuts at the faculty of education from 35 down to just two. Local TEU organiser Enzo Giordani said feisty staff with a staunch union attitude helped save the jobs. “Union members took the university on and made it completely rethink its timeframe. Once it had done that it rethought its attitude to the...

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The University of Otago is planning to cut almost a third of jobs at its college of education, according to the Otago Daily Times. Earlier this week the university college staff it plans to cut 20 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions. Local TEU organiser Shaun Scott told the Otago Daily Times academic staff would be reduced to 38 FTEs from 50, and general staff cut to 10 FTEs from 18. “That’s a significant cut in the college,”...

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