Your RTT condition checkup

If you are a principal or deputy principal of an Australian school, you may need to have your Returning to Teaching (RTT) condition reviewed.

Why?

An RTT condition is applied to a teacher’s registration on five-yearly renewal when they have declared they have not met recency of practice (teaching for 100 days in Australian schools) in their previous five-year renewal period.

Principals and deputy principals who are providing substantial leadership to an educational program are included in the definition of a teacher for recency of practice purposes.

Therefore, if you have been active in this role for more than 100 days in that five-year renewal period, you have actually met recency of practice and an RTT condition should not have been applied to your registration.

How do I rectify this?

  1. Obtain a Statement of Service from your employer for the period of your five-year renewal period that you declared you did not meet recency of practice. (If you are unsure when this period is, please email the QCT at rtt@qct.edu.au or call (07) 3377 4777.)
  2. Download an Application for review of a Returning to Teaching condition form. Tick Amend the RTT condition and complete the form.
  3. Email the Statement of Service and the Application for Review to: rtt@qct.edu.au .

By when?

Please do this as soon as possible so we can review your condition.