The QCAA employs and trains QCAA assessors (endorsement) to quality assure internal assessment instruments for General subjects as well as for Essential English and Essential Mathematics.
There are three QCAA assessor (endorsement) roles:
- Lead endorser
- Chief endorser.
Benefits of being a QCAA assessor (endorsement)
- contribute to an important quality assurance process in the new QCE system
- gain first-hand experience of the endorsement process so you can inform your school’s approach to assessment
- increase your understanding of the senior syllabuses and assessment design
- be able to record your training as continuing professional development with the Queensland College of Teachers
- network with like-minded colleagues in your local area and from across Queensland.
To apply to become a QCAA assessor (endorsement), you must:
- be registered with the Queensland College of Teachers
- have at least three years’ teaching experience and be currently teaching in a Queensland secondary school
- teach (or are scheduled to teach) the subject you are applying to endorse
- have successfully completed the relevant online modules in the Assessment literacy program
- Module 1 — Attributes of quality assessment
- Module 2 — Developing valid and accessible assessment
- Module 4 — Endorsement
- have your principal’s support for your application and agreement that they will release you for any activities held during school hours.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted via the Assessor jobs application in the QCAA Portal.
Note: If you wish to be considered for Lead endorser and Chief endorser roles, you can indicate this within the application and provide details of your curriculum leadership experience.
Selection and training
The first stage of selection (notional appointment) will be based on information provided in your application such as teaching experience and previous roles performed with the QCAA or equivalent interstate or overseas jurisdictions. Teachers who have not previously been QCAA panellists are also encouraged to apply. For chief endorser roles, there may also be an interview process.
Notional appointees will be required to complete a training program. Lead and Chief endorsers will be required to complete additional online role-specific training. Appointments will be formalised subject to participation in, and satisfactory completion of, the training program.
Endorsement event dates
Once appointed, QCAA assessors (endorsement) will be required to work at the endorsement meetings held on a Saturday and Sunday:
- in August (refer to SEP calendar). Essential English and Essential Mathematics will be a one-day only meeting
- in February (refer to SEP calendar). The meeting on Sunday will be for Essential English and Essential Mathematics only.
Lead endorsers and chief endorsers may also be engaged to review assessment instruments that were not approved at the endorsement meetings and are subsequently revised and resubmitted by schools for Application 2 and Intervention. This work is completed outside of school hours in the weeks following the endorsement meeting.
Please see the position description in the Assessor Jobs app in the QCAA Portal.
Finding out more
For more information, view the position description in the Assessor Jobs app in the QCAA Portal.
Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.