What may be at the heart of the WT position is that under the Education reforms, a religious organisation sponsoring school scripture must have accredited teachers - this is for child protection purposes.
It seems the WTS aren't prepared to "put their money where their mouth is" as regards protecting children. But we knew that, didn't we?
From my experience, bodies of elders were never really enthusiastic about nominating "publishers™" as school scripture teachers and so I s'pose the Australia Branch have taken the easy way out and, putting a 'righteoius gloss' on the situation (Parents have the responsibility to teach their children.) have taken the approach that it's best not to be in it.
Compare this with the Anglican Church position who have well-thought out accreditation procedures:
For Scripture teachers training is vital if we are going to continue reaching out into schools. The 1990 Education Reform Act requires that SRE teachers be equipped by the religious denominations for the task. It is an awesome responsibility and an incredible joy to nurture and teach them in this formative time of life. Youthworks offers three training options for developing your understanding of this important ministry.
Option 1 - The Accreditation Pathway Anglican Youthworks runs a series of courses and workshops that lead to a Certificate in Children's Ministry - known as the 'Accreditation Pathway'. However, course recipients may choose to stop at either of the two minor certificates along the way (the Helper Certificate or the Basic Accreditation Certificate).
Call your Regional Advisor for more details or to customise a course for your group. Alternatively, go to 'Course Calendar' to view upcoming courses in your region and costs or download the PDF under Downloads to the right of this page.
A summary of the 'Accreditation Pathway' is listed at the bottom of this page. Visit 'Course Fees' for costs associated with organising and running the courses yourself and other alternatives.
Who's looking after the children? Who's interested? Not the WTS clearly.
As a footnote, in our church we have no shortage of people, bothe male and female, volunteering to be used and to give their time to be appropriately accredited.