Newly Registered Teachers
Registration enables teachers to seek employment as a teacher in any school in Queensland.
All registered teachers will be issued with a certificate of registration. The certificate is only valid if used in conjunction with the registration card and should not be used as evidence of current registration.
All teachers registered in Queensland are required to adhere to certain ethical standards. The Queensland College of Teachers may develop codes of practice. The Queensland College of Teachers has developed a Code of Ethics for Queensland Teachers about the professional conduct and practice expected of approved teachers. The Code of Ethics was approved by the Minister for Education, Training and the Arts, Mr Rod Welford in December 2008. All newly registered teachers should read the Code and ensure their conduct and practice conforms with it.
In order to maintain registration, payment of an annual fee is required. Annual fee notices will normally be distributed by the QCT before the end of the year.
Provisional registration is initially granted for a period of two years from the date on which a person is first registered. At the end of this time, provisionally registered teachers are required to meet the professional standards for full registration. If a teacher has not met the requirements for full registration after two years they are able to apply for a ‘one-off’ extension of their provisional registration for a further two-year period. If the requirements for full registration are not met by the end of the extended period, teachers will need to re-apply for registration and meet the requirements for registration at the time of re-application.
Full registration is subject to renewal every five years from the date on which a person is first registered. Renewal of registration will require teachers to demonstrate their suitability to teach, sufficient professional practice and the required continuing professional development.