Thursday 20 September 2018

QCT welcomes recommendations from National Review of Teacher Registration

The Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) is the regulatory body for teachers in Queensland. In the early 1970s Queensland was the first jurisdiction in Australia to require professional registration for all teachers in schools.

The QCT welcomes the recommendations of the report and will continue to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and teachers to implement the recommendations. This will ensure the highest possible standards are maintained in Queensland.

Registration is more than just complying with a series of checks, it helps ensure teachers to remain contemporary and competent in their practice. As a Queensland registered teacher, a person not only meets high standards at an individual level, but they belong to a well-regarded and innovative profession.

The QCT carries out a critical function that recognises and upholds the highest professional standards, creating the right framework to give confidence to teachers, employers and our community. The safety and well-being of students is the QCT’s top priority.

The prerequisites for gaining and maintaining registration, such as ‘suitability to teach’ checks, professional learning and the provision of evidence against the applicable career stages of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, provide a framework for ensuring the quality of teachers.

The QCT would like to thank the expert panel for their diligent work and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for their support of the panel.

You can view the full report on AITSL’s website here: www.aitsl.edu.au/teach/national-review-of-teacher-registration .

 

ENDS

 

John Ryan
Director
Queensland College of Teachers

 

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