2009–2011 Kaiarahi i te Reo, Therapists', Assistants to Teachers of Students with Severe Disabilities, and Special Education Assistants' Collective Agreement
If you were receiving a payment before 28 January 2012 for a recognised qualification listed in an earlier collective agreement, you'll still receive that payment while you're employed by the same school in the same job. Clause 3.7 of the 2011 collective agreement sets out the criteria.
3.7 Recognised Qualifications
3.7.1 Employees, other than therapists, holding qualifications agreed between the Secretary for Education and NZEI Te Riu Roa shall be paid an allowance, as follows:
- a. Group One: $500 per annum
- b. Group Two: $750 per annum
- c. Group Three: $1000 per annum.
3.7.2 The allowance shall be pro-rated for part-time employees.
3.7.3 Only one allowance shall be paid which shall be for the highest qualification held by the employee. Upon obtaining a higher recognised qualification the employee shall become eligible for the higher payment.
3.7.4 The list of recognised qualifications is annexed as Appendix A to this agreement.
3.7.5 The list reflects qualifications that have been deemed relevant to the work of the occupational groups to which this agreement is applicable. In general terms Group One reflects qualifications registered on the NZ Qualifications Framework at level 4, and those agreed to be of an equivalent level. It includes teacher aide qualifications registered on the NZQF at level 3 or other teacher aide qualifications from registered providers agreed to be of an equivalent level. Group Two reflects qualifications registered on the NZQF at levels 5-6 and those agreed to be of an equivalent level. Group Three reflects qualifications registered on the NZQF at levels 7-8 and those agreed to be of an equivalent level, including all New Zealand degrees, all graduate and post-graduate certificates and diplomas, and the Ministry of Education verified He Tohu Matauranga.
3.7.6 The parties may from time to time agree to recognise additional qualifications during the term of this agreement. The revised list of qualifications will be held by the Secretary for Education and NZEI Te Riu Roa.
The complete list is available in the following document:
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