Recency of practice means that a fully registered teacher has taught* for at least 100 days in Australia within their five-year registration period.
Considering recency of practice allows the QCT to ensure that fully registered teachers maintain a contemporary and high standard of teaching across Queensland.
The renewal application will ask teachers about recency of practice through the following question:
*What experience counts towards recency of practice?
Other teaching roles may be considered on an individual basis.
You can still renew if you need to answer "No" to this question.
A Returning to Teaching condition will be applied.
If a teacher does not meet recency of practice, a Returning to Teaching (RTT) condition is applied to their registration at renewal. This does not imply a reduction in status or credentials as a registered teacher and the condition is not displayed on the Queensland Register of Teachers.
If teachers with this condition return to teaching they need to complete a 20 hour RTT professional development program within 12 months of their return.
Teachers with an existing RTT condition will complete an RTT section in their renewal application. This may affect whether the condition is continued into the new registration period.
For further information about the RTT condition, please see Returning to Teaching.