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Permission to Teach

Permission to Teach may be granted by the QCT to ensure that an appropriate person is approved to teach in particular situations when no appropriate registered teacher is available.

A person may be eligible for permission to teach if the person:

  • has been offered a teaching position in a school and the employing authority for, or principal of, the school cannot find an appropriate registered teacher to fill the position
  • has the knowledge, qualifications, skills or training reasonably considered by the QCT to be relevant for the teaching position the person has been offered
  • is suitable to teach
  • meets any other requirement for professional practice prescribed under a regulation, including demonstrating the ability to communicate in English at a professional level with students, parents teachers and other persons.

The permission to teach is granted for a specified period which must not be longer than two years. It may be renewed for a further period of two years.

Permission to teach is not registration. Therefore, a person holding permission to teach must not claim to hold registration.

The Permission to Teach PolicyPDF document details the requirements for applicants and employers.

Applicants for permission to teach should complete the application for permission to teach PDF document. Please read the information provided on how to complete the form and details of the required supporting documentation before completing the application form.

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