NOTE: Provisionally registered teachers who have commenced the process of moving to full registration and who expect to apply for full registration prior to 30 June 2013 should continue to use 2012 versions of relevant documents and forms.
Australian* Professional Standards
The Australian* Professional Standards for Teachers were endorsed by all Australian and State and Territory Ministers for Education in December 2010. The QCT worked with the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in the development of the Australian Standards.
The Professional Standards are a public statement that describes the professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement required of teachers. The Standards also underpin registration decisions at different career junctures. Organised into four career stages, the Standards reflect a continuum of teacher’s developing professional expertise of what they know and are able to do.
For teacher registration purposes in Queensland, the ‘Graduate’ Standards are the benchmark for those completing initial teacher education programs and applying for provisional registration. Teachers progressing to full registration or renewing their full registration must meet the Professional Standards at the ‘Proficient’ level.
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers will be used for registration purposes in Queensland from the beginning of 2013.
Further information about the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, Illustrations of Practice and other related information can be assessed at www.teacherstandards.aitsl.edu.au/
Should you require further information, or assistance with using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, please contact the QCT at
Australian Professional Standard for Principals
The Australian Professional Standard for Principals is a public statement which sets out what principals are expected to know, understand and do to achieve in their work. It is represented as interdependent and integrated model that recognises three leadership requirements that a principal draws upon within five areas of professional practice.
Queensland College of Teachers’ Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers
The Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers were introduced in 2006 and used by teachers and the QCT for registration purposes until 2012. The QCT Standards are superseded by the Australian Professional Standards.
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View and download the Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers
* The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers were previously referred to as the National Professional Standards for Teachers and are approved by the Standing Council of Australian Education Ministers for use by Australian states and territories for purposes of nationally consistent registration of teachers and accreditation of initial teacher education programs in Australia.