Excellence in Teaching

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  • More than four years of service in a Queensland school or early childhood setting delivering the QCAA Kindergarten Learning Guideline or C&K Building Waterfalls kindergarten guideline.
  • Nominees must be registered with the QCT and be employed in teaching duties in a state or non-state school in Queensland.
  • Teachers, heads of department, heads of curriculum, heads of special education services, deputy principals & principals may be nominated.
  • Self-nominators are not eligible but nominees may clarify achievements.
  • QCT Board members and staff are not eligible for nomination.


One nominator required from teaching colleagues, department heads, principals, students, parents or parent groups must provide a response to the criteria below.


The nominated teacher's school principal must provide a statement to verify the bona fides of the supporting information.

Another education official should provide a statement to verify the bona fides of a nomination by or of a principal.


The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers provides a guide to assist nominators describe a teacher's skills, knowledge and abilities with the following criteria:

  • draws on a body of professional knowledge and research to respond to the needs of students in his/her educational context
  • makes learning engaging and valuable, and operates effectively at all stages of the teaching and learning cycle
  • demonstrates commitment to learning, and professionalism in all interactions with students, colleagues, parents/carers and the community.

Award prizes

Award recipient receives $5000 for professional development.

Finalists receive $500 for professional development.


The Awards are proudly sponsored by:

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