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Disciplinary investigations

If the QCT reasonably believes on the basis of disciplinary information received by the QCT that a ground for disciplinary action against the teacher may exist, the QCT may authorise an investigation.

If the QCT authorises a disciplinary investigation and appoints an investigator, the QCT must as soon as practicable give the relevant teacher notice of the investigation.  This notice must state how the teacher may make a submission to the investigator.

However, the QCT need not give the teacher the notice if the QCT reasonably believes doing so may:

  • seriously prejudice the investigation
  • place at risk the wellbeing of vulnerable persons
  • place the complainant or another person at risk of harassment or intimidation.

An investigation may be authorised by:

If an investigation involves a disciplinary matter, as soon as practicable after completing the investigation, the investigator must give a written report about the investigation to:

An information sheet is available for further information.

Information Sheet - Disciplinary Investigations PDF document