Become a Member

Academy members enjoy access to key documents and videos and participate in a forum for the exchange of ideas among teachers, leaders and our team of researchers and QTR Advisers.

When you sign up as a full member, you automatically lock in your membership price forever. Renew your membership each year before it expires and never worry about price increases.

Do you work for the NSW Department of Education? Find out about our free NSW DoE membership.

Academy membership includes:

  • Classroom Practice Guide
  • Assessment Practice Guide
  • Priority news & research
  • Exclusive QT videos
  • Access to key resources
  • Community forum

Choose the package that’s right for you

For full-time students; requires proof of current enrolment
Valid for 12 months
  • QT Classroom Practice Guide
  • QT Assessment Practice Guide
  • Community forum
  • Priority access to news and research
  • QT elements videos
  • Personal record of coded lessons mapped against the ‘typical’ lesson
workshop membership
For all full paying participants to a 2-day professional development workshop
Valid 3 months beginning after your workshop
  • ALL FEATURES from the free member package, PLUS
  • Access to live webinars
  • Access to recorded webinars
  • Expert support and advice
  • Access to online courses (coming soon)
Full access
Academy membership
Get the full experience!
$65 p/a*
Valid for 12 months
  • ALL FEATURES from the 3-month workshop package, PLUS
  • 10% discount on all professional development
  • 10% discount on resources
  • 10% discount on the QTiP conference
  • Access to online short courses (coming soon)
Interested in a NSW DoE membership? For all DoE employees; includes free membership to the Academy
(Valid for 12 months)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can QTR be linked to staff professional development plans?

    The QTR process is explicitly designed to support professional learning and dialogue.   

    Using the Quality Teaching Model in observations as part of a performance review process has the potential to undermine its value. A teacher may choose to use the Model or their experience of Rounds to guide reflection on their own practice and share insights with a colleague as part of their professional development. 

  • Can the lesson observation codes be collected as data for evaluating QTR?

    Prior to starting Rounds, the school executive should have a clear understanding of the purpose, underlying principles and confidential nature of QTRThe codes provide a starting point for discussions rather than functioning as a blunt measurement tool. If PLC members agree, de-identified consensus codes could be collected at the end of a set of Rounds as part a school-wide focus on improving teaching and learning. But simple comparisons of lessons should be avoided given the diverse contexts in which lessons occurs.

  • Can we do half day Rounds?

    Quality Teaching Rounds are designed to be conducted over a full school day and we advocate for a full day release for teachers each Round to respect the intensive professional learning that takes place. The results of our randomised controlled trials are based on teachers participating in full day Rounds.

    Due to resource constraints, some schools choose to implement half day Quality Teaching Rounds. The essential features of QTR must be followed irrespective of full or half day Rounds.