The Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005 requires that if there is a change in an approved teacher’s criminal history, the teacher must immediately disclose to the QCT the details of the change (s.68).
The definition of criminal history is found in Schedule 3 of the Act and is defined as:
- every conviction of the person for an offence, in Queensland or elsewhere, whether before or after the commencement of this Act;
- every charge of an offence made against the person, in Queensland or elsewhere, whether before or after the commencement of this Act.
This definition includes convictions not recorded.
A change in criminal history must be disclosed using the disclosure of a change in criminal history form .
Registered teachers are required to disclose other changes in circumstances (s.71). The changes are listed in the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Regulation 2005 (s.36) as being:
- teacher’s name
- teacher’ address
- the school the teacher is employed at on a permanent full-time or part-time basis
- removal or variation of qualification relied on for registration.
This information, with the exclusion of name changes, can be updated on the Teacher Services page. If you have changed your name you need to supply the QCT with a certified copy of the relevant document outlining the change (eg Marriage Certificate)"
Registered teachers must advise the QCT if their teaching status in another state changes (s.72). The changes that the teacher must disclose are:
- registration in another state is cancelled or suspended
- employment is terminated for incompetence or not being suitable to teach in a state that does not register teachers.
This advice should be made using the disclosure of changes in teaching status in another State form .