In November last year the new websites for the Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) and New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal (DT) were launched, this means information regarding the CAC, DT, and their processes and decisions is now available in one clear location. 

Did you know? The CAC and DT are decision-making bodies that operate independently of the Teaching Council and are responsible for considering matters of alleged misconduct and serious misconduct by teachers, with panels comprised of registered teachers, lay people (CAC), and lawyers (DT). 

Why are the CAC and DT separate from the Teaching Council? And where does the Teaching Council fit in?  

The Teaching Council outlines the expectations for the teaching profession through Ngā Tikanga Matatika mō te Haepapa Ngāiotanga | Code of Professional Responsibility and Ngā Paerewa mō te Umanga Whakaakoranga | Standards for the Teaching Profession. The CAC and DT are responsible for considering allegations of teacher misconduct that may warrant a disciplinary response. These entities operate independently of the Teaching Council due to their different roles, the need for professional input, and to ensure impartiality.