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Meaning of ‘teacher’

A ‘teacher’ is a person who delivers an educational program, assesses student participation in an educational program, and/or administers or provides consistent and substantial leadership to an educational program.

The teaching must be in a school or in another setting delivering an educational program prescribed under the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005. This requires the educational program to be based on a syllabus or kindergarten guideline approved or accredited by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).

This means for example:

  • teaching in a recognised school in in Australia
  • teaching the QCAA Kindergarten Learning Guideline or C&K Building Waterfalls kindergarten guideline with the Pre-Prep year (i.e. with 3½ to 4 ½ year old students)
  • working as a non-teaching Principal
  • working as an advisory teacher (time spent in school only).

For renewal of registration purposes see also Recency of practice.