Advanced classroom expertise teacher recognition

The Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher (ACET) allowance recognises a classroom teacher whose practice is demonstrably higher than the experienced teacher professional standards. ACET was introduced as part of the settlement of the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2013-2015 (PTCA). ACET recognition is based on eligibility and professional criteria agreed between the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa as part of that settlement. 

An ACET recognised teacher receives an ongoing additional allowance of $5,000 per annum, paid fortnightly.

ACET expression of interest process opens in December
Expression of interest submissions close in mid-March
Teachers notified and selected teachers asked to submit portfolio in late March
Portfolio submissions close in early August
Teachers notified of outcome in mid-October
First allowance paid in January

You will find the eligibility criteria and information on how to apply for the ACET allowance in this section.



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