Early childhood education and care services

Provisional registration

To obtain full registration, a provisionally registered early childhood teacher must be delivering an education program to children in the year immediately before the preparatory year for one whole year (defined as 200 days) and meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Proficient Stage) (PDF, 185KB).

Only teaching experience gained after the date on which provisional registration in Queensland was granted is acceptable. The experience must have been completed no more than five years prior to initiating an application for full registration.

Acceptable teaching experience includes delivering an education program based on a syllabus or kindergarten guideline approved or accredited by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), for example:

  • the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG)

Role of the provisionally registered teacher

The provisionally registered teacher in an early childhood service:

Role of the mentor/reviewer

As a guide the approved Reviewer/mentor should:

  • complete formal observations of and provide feedback on practice at least four times throughout the provisional period
  • maintain open communication through face-to-face contact, telephone, email etc.
  • develop sufficient knowledge from evidence provided by the provisionally registered teacher of their planning, teaching/learning, assessing/reporting linked to the Standards.
  • complete the Assessment and Recommendation report which is embedded in the Application for Moving from Provisional to Full Registration.

In early childhood services, one person may act in the role of both mentor and the Reviewer. Alternatively, a PRT may have both a mentor and a Reviewer to support the development of all aspects of their role.

For more information on the role of the mentor/reviewer, and a link to Form K see Early childhood education and care setting 1 (PDF, 57KB).

Note: Delivering other early years programs in an early years centre in the year before school may also be recognised as acceptable teaching experience, using the process outlined in Early childhood education and care setting 2 (PDF, 62KB).

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