Functions of the QCT
The main functions of the Queensland College of Teachers are listed in the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005. These include:
- granting teacher registration or permission to teach to eligible persons;
- deciding how a person must satisfy initial and ongoing eligibility requirements for registration and permission to teach;
- ensuring approved teachers continue to meet eligibility requirements including, for example, monitoring the compliance of approved teachers with conditions of registration or permission to teach;
- arranging criminal history checks of approved teachers and applicants for registration or permission to teach;
- approving and monitoring preservice teacher education programs for provisional registration;
- developing and applying professional standards for entry to, and continuing membership of, the teaching profession;
- keeping a register of, and records relating to, approved teachers.
conducting investigations about the professional conduct or competence of an approved teacher or former approved teacher;
- developing and applying codes of practice about the professional conduct or practice of approved teachers;
- undertaking or supporting reviews and research relevant to the regulation of the teaching profession, including reviews and research commissioned and funded by the Minister; and
- promoting the teaching profession to the public.