Suitability to teach

Authority and process

When assessing your application for registration1 as a teacher or for permission to teach the QCT examines your conduct along with your qualifications and experience.

In considering your conduct, and whether an applicant is suitable to teach, the QCT examines:

  • police information
  • previous disciplinary action or refusal of registration information
  • reasons the applicant’s employment has ended (if applicable).

When completing your application you must disclose if you have been charged with or convicted of any offence.

The QCT will receive notification of a criminal offence by way of a standard police check. You will be given an opportunity to respond to any notifications we receive.

Assessment criteria

QCT’s assessment of suitability includes:

  • police information including any criminal history received from the Commissioner of Police or interstate or international authorities
  • information received from the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Chief Executive for Corrective Services
  • your response (see above) if received
  • the reason your registration has been refused or affected by the QCT or another authority
  • the circumstances where your employment as a teacher has been terminated for competency or suitability reasons
  • any behaviour which may not be expected of a teacher and that shows you are unfit to be granted registration or permission to teach.

Suitability to teach: Assessment of behaviour below that expected of a teacher policy.

1Applications under Mutual Recognition are subject to the requirements of either the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1997.

Criminal history checks

Information about Australian and overseas criminal history checks for applicants for registration and permission to teach

Persons prohibited from applying

Find out about persons who are not able to apply for registration or permission to teach

Eligibility declaration

Find out what this means and when it is applicable

Blue card

Information about Queensland Blue Cards and Exemption Cards


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