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Appeals to QCAT

Appealable decisions

A person may appeal to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) against a review decision of the QCT Board or a decision of QCAT.

The QCAT decision must be in relation to:

  • a decision under section 55 of the Act about whether to continue the suspension of a relevant teacher;
  • a decision under section 158, 160 or 161 of the Act about whether a ground for disciplinary action against a relevant teacher is established; or the disciplinary action to be taken against a relevant teacher.        

Who may appeal

The following persons may appeal to QCAT against an appealable decision—

  • for a review decision—the person who applied for the review of the original decision and is dissatisfied with the review decision;
  • for a QCAT decision—the person to whom the decision relates or the QCT.

How to appeal a review decision

To appeal a QCT Board review decision, you may apply to QCAT for a review of the decision by completing a Form 23 — Application to review a decision.

How to appeal a QCAT decision

Unless an appeal is based solely on a question of law, the Internal Appeal Tribunal in QCAT must give permission for a person to appeal a QCAT decision.

An application to appeal to the Internal Appeal Tribunal must be in the required form and lodged within 28 days of receipt of the written reasons for the QCAT decision being appealed against.

For more information about appeals to the Internal Appeal Tribunal see the QCAT website []