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.