We invite you to have your input on a proposed fee that the Teaching Council is considering charging when a person applies to have a decision from the Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) reviewed by the Disciplinary Tribunal (DT).

At a glance

  • The consultation period starts from Wednesday 29 May and closes 5:00pm Friday 14 June.
  • Complete a one-minute survey on a proposed fee.
  • Read the consultation document on a proposed fee. 
  • Email a submission to: cacfeereviewsubmissions@teachingcouncil.nz.
  • The Teaching Council will consider all responses before deciding on any fee for a review of the CAC decision.

An invitation for your feedback

The Teaching Council is considering charging a fee when a person applies to have a decision from the Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) reviewed by the Disciplinary Tribunal (DT) and we'd like your feedback on the proposed fee.

The Education and Training Amendment Act 2022 introduced a new provision that allows a decision made by the CAC to be reviewed by the DT at the request of:

  • the teacher who is the subject of the report, complaint or matter that the CAC has made a decision about (although because they will have already agreed to the outcomes with the CAC, we consider it would be uncommon for a teacher to seek a review of a CAC decision, and we would not expect teachers to ever be in the position of having to request a review)
  • the person who made the report or complaint or referred the matter to the CAC that led to the decision.

We propose a fee of $325.00, based on the administration costs of a CAC review. If a decision is to be reviewed, a proposed fee will cover the costs.

Read the consultation document.

Complete a one-minute survey or email a submission to: cacfeereviewsubmissions@teachingcouncil.nz.

The consultation closed on Friday 14 June, at 5.00pm.

What will we do with your feedback?

The Teaching Council will analyse and consider your feedback before making decisions on amendments to the policy and implementation of the proposed fee. An analysis of the submissions will be published. The Teaching Council is required to consider any request to release the submissions under the Official Information Act (OIA). Any submissions released under the OIA will be anonymised. You cannot veto the release of your submission under the OIA, but you can let us know if there are specific reasons why you would like your feedback to remain confidential, and we will consider those reasons before deciding on any OIA request that is received.

Te Whare o te Matatū Aotearoa | House of the Teaching Profession

All the Council’s work is underpinned by recognition of our partnership responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We have illustrated this using a whare metaphor, which includes a depiction of our Tiriti partnership relationship using the tukutuku panels.

Ngā Pātū o te Whare | Wall of Identity

Ngā Pātū o te Whare reminds us of our responsibilities as Tiriti partners, and the accountability we have to all communities. This includes our responsibility to (amongst other things) support the protection and revitalisation of te reo Māori as a taonga for iwi, hapū and whānau and as a language integral to our national identity. It also provides space for us to respond to needs and aspirations of different communities as these are identified.

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