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Returning to Teaching (RTT) condition

Fully registered teachers who do not have recency of practice will have their full registration renewed subject to a RTT condition.

The RTT condition is a requirement that teachers update their knowledge, skills and practice by:

  • completing an endorsed RTT professional development program; or
  • successfully completing professional development activities which enable a Principal to provide notice to the QCT of satisfactory completion of a Returning to Teaching program.  

The RTT program must be completed within the 12 months before, or within the first 12 months after, returning to teaching in a Queensland school.

The content, structure and delivery of RTT programs is based on legislated requirements. Programs are offered by a range of providers and are available in a variety of flexible modes e.g. face-to-face and/or online learning.

Teachers who choose to engage in professional development activities which require their Principal to make a decision about whether their RTT program has satisfied the requirements of the legislation must refer to policy and guideline documents for further information.

Teachers subject to an RTT condition may make a written application to the QCT asking for the condition to be reviewed.

Please note: The only teachers who are required by the QCT to do a RTT program are fully-registered teachers who have a RTT condition placed on their registration. This condition is stated on the Certificate of Registration which is issued after the annual fee payment.

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