Applying for registration

To teach in a Queensland school you must be approved to teach.

To qualify for registration you need to meet the eligibility requirements or hold current teacher registration in another Australian state or territory, or New Zealand (mutual recognition).

(School-based, employment-based, or alternative certification routes into teaching do not meet the qualification requirement for teacher registration in Queensland, in these circumstances please contact the QCT before applying.)

Find out more about eligibility requirements.

Find out more about mutual recognition.

You must apply for registration online via your myQCT account. Login and complete the Application for teacher registration. The process requires you to submit supporting documentation, and pay the required fees.

Application steps, fees and timeframes

A short video about the application process

Potential outcomes of an application

The QCT may determine the outcome of your application in a number of ways. These are outlined below.

Full registration

If you are an experienced teacher you may be considered for full registration provided you meet the experience requirements and can provide supporting documents.

Usually, however, full registration is granted following a period of provisional registration.

More about full registration.

Provisional registration

If you do not meet the experience requirements for full registration you will be considered for provisional registration.

More about provisional registration.

Registration with a condition

In some cases registration is granted with a condition. The condition may be necessary to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements for registration.

More about registration conditions.

Refused registration

Your application may be refused if it is determined that one or more eligibility requirements are not met.

Review of decisions

If your application is refused you can ask for a review of the decision.


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