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Returning to Teaching in Schools

Registered teachers who do not meet recency of practice at the time of their five-yearly renewal of registration will have their full registration renewed but with a Returning to Teaching condition. Should they wish to continue or return to teaching in a school they will be required to complete a Returning to Teaching professional development program either in the 12 months prior to, or within 12 months after, returning to teach in a school. This is to ensure that their knowledge, skills and practice are up to date.

The Queensland College of Teachers has developed policy regarding the content, structure and delivery of these programs, based on the requirements of the legislation.Teachers must complete an approved Returning to Teaching program in order for the QCT to remove the condition on their registration. Programs will be delivered by appropriate providers in a variety of flexible modes, for example face-to-face and/or online learning.


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