Promoting teaching

Research grants for teachers

The QCT awards a small number of grants annually to practising Queensland teachers. The grants’ purpose is to assist teachers to present their research at key Australian education conferences such as Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA), Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) and Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).    

Applications open on 1 January each year and must be submitted by 30 April.

QCT Teacher research grants guidelines and application form (PDF, 77KB)

We regret to advise that Teacher Research Grants will not be available in 2019.

Class movies project

The class movies project is a series of videos of beginning and experienced teachers in the classroom.

Teaching awards and scholarships

QCT Excellence in Teaching Awards

The QCT’s Excellence in Teaching Awards recognise and reward teachers in all school sectors and in kindergarten, across four categories:

  • Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Excellent Leadership in Teaching and Learning Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to School Community.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award.

Find out about the awards, latest finalists, key dates and sponsors.

DET teaching awards and scholarships

The Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) offers a number of awards for teachers and scholarships or grants for high achieving students wanting to complete an approved initial teacher education program.

Find out about DET Awards and Scholarships

National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) Awards

The Australian Scholarships Group’s NEiTA Foundation conducts a program of national awards honouring exemplary teachers in Australian schools and early childhood centres.

The awards promote public recognition of the teaching profession and specifically those teachers whose inspirational approach to teaching stimulates student learning.

Find out about the NEiTA Awards

BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Teacher Awards

The BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Teacher Awards recognise outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to science education.

Find out about the BHP Billiton Awards

Other activities

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on the last Friday in October (Australia). It is an international day of celebration and a chance for the community to demonstrate their appreciation for the contribution teachers have made.

QCT eNews

QCT eNews is sent every 4-6 weeks in term time. It contains recent publications, reports on QCT activities and teacher registration information.

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The QCT enjoys mutually beneficial partnerships with RACQ Bank, Teachers' Union Health (TUH) and The Courier-Mail. These sponsors help the QCT to promote the teaching profession and foster positive public perception of teachers.


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