If you are in your final year of teaching you will be used to people constantly asking:
Have you got your interim teaching number yet?
Have you booked your LANTITE test?
When is your interview?
This is when things fall into the too hard basket and it soon becomes very overwhelming.
BUT its OK because CUC Goulburn is here to help!!!
Here are some things you need to know:
1. LANTITE Test
The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (the test) is designed to assess initial teacher education students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills to ensure teachers are well equipped to meet the demands of teaching and assist higher education providers, teacher employers and the general public to have increased confidence in the skills of graduating teachers. This requires you to travel to Canberra, Wollongong or Bathurst. It is a 2 hour test, including a short tutorial with a cost of $98. Theses tests need to booked well in advance and you will need to check when the registrations are open.
For more information https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/
2. NESA and eligibility
This is the first step in getting some casual work and to start getting experience in your local schools. Go to NESA (National Education Standards Authority) and register for an account. You will need your personal details PLUS your working with children number (see step 2). They will also ask you for an official transcript (see step 3). Once you have submitted the required documentation, NESA will provide you with a statement of accreditation, which you can use in your graduate recruitment application.
To apply for a Statement of Accreditation, you will need to upload the following:
-a certified copy* of your academic qualifications, and
-certified copies of identification to the value of 100 points (eg, passport and birth certificate) as well as any change of name documents that may be applicable (eg, marriage certificate).
-If you have completed part of your qualifications in a country where English is not the main language, you will also need to provide us with the results of your English language proficiency assessment – see here for more information about this requirement.
Once you have been approved you will be sent an invoice for $100, which is an annual fee for teaching in NSW.
To start an ETAMS account go to this link : https://etams.nesa.nsw.edu.au/SignIn?ReturnUrl=%2F
3. Working with Children number.
For your prac you would have needed a voluntary number but for your official teaching you need a paid WWCC number. This is $80 for 5 years. This can be applied for online at the link below and then follow the instructions to get an ID check. This can take up to 6 weeks so apply early!!!!
4. Apply for transcript from your university
This can be done on your student portal- most universities will require you to order this and sometimes it can be at your cost. Call the student hotline or pop into the centre if you cannot find where to apply.
5. The graduate recruitment program (GRP)
Once you have your NESA number you can apply for the graduate recruitment program. This is where you fill in preferences for work and may receive an interim number if eligible. This section will require some certified documents to be sent, as well as prac reports and where you can book your graduate interview. You will find the place to apply here:
6. The interview
This is a one-on-one interview, conducted by an experienced school executive such as a Principal, Deputy Principal, Head Teacher or Assistant Principal. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and practical experience on the Australian Professional Standards for Teaching. Interviews are held in Wollongong and Queanbeyan (in terms of being close to Goulburn).
There are a number of things you can do to prepare for your graduate interview. You will be required to bring along:
• Photo ID, such as a valid driver’s licence, passport or student ID card
• Professional experience reports
• Completed supporting statement
For more information look at https://teach.nsw.edu.au/becomeateacher/graduate-recruitment-program/the-application-process/attending-an-interview
And finally, if you are a teacher in the Goulburn area- come up to the centre and have Ash (our manager) step you through the process from A to Z (also Ash is JP and can certify your documents!!)