Surrendering or maintaining approval to teach

If you are teaching in a Queensland school you need to maintain registration or permission to teach.

At this time there are no legislative options for a teacher to temporarily suspend their Queensland registration or pay reduced fees. If you are not and/or will not be teaching in a Queensland school you need to choose between maintaining or surrendering:

Maintaining full
registration
Maintaining provisional registration
 
Surrendering (whether temporarily or permanently)
  • All usual registration obligations
  • Pay annual fees when they are due
  • Complete 20 hours of CPD in each calendar year in which you teach 20+ days in an Australian school (otherwise no minimum CPD hours)
  • Need to apply online for renewal every five years, which you can do even if you are not teaching
  • No obligation to teach or to reside in Queensland or Australia
  • All usual registration obligations
  • Pay annual fees when they are due
  • No minimum annual CPD required
  • Need to reapply at the end of four years if you have not moved to full registration
  • No obligation to teach or to reside in Queensland or Australia
  • Read all of the information on this page so that you understand the implications
  • Email here with your name, date of birth, registration number, and nominated surrender date
  • Once the QCT confirms you are no longer registered, you will not be able to teach in any state or non-state school in Queensland
  • Before you can be registered in Queensland again, you will need to reapply and wait for the QCT to assess your eligibility against requirements current at that time
$93.40 annually*
$93.40 annually
(plus up to $284.65 to reapply at the end of four years)*
Up to $284.65 to reapply*
Maintaining full registration
  • All usual registration obligations
  • Pay annual fees when they are due
  • Complete 20 hours of CPD in each calendar year in which you teach 20+ days in an Australian school (otherwise no minimum CPD hours)
  • Need to apply online for renewal every five years, which you can do even if you are not teaching
  • No obligation to teach or to reside in Queensland or Australia
$93.40 annually*
Maintaining provisional registration
  • All usual registration obligations
  • Pay annual fees when they are due
  • No minimum annual CPD required
  • Need to reapply at the end of four years if you have not moved to full registration
  • No obligation to teach or to reside in Queensland or Australia
$93.40 annually
(plus up to $284.65 to reapply at the end of four years)*
 
Surrendering (whether temporarily or permanently)
  • Read all of the information on this page so that you understand the implications
  • Email here with your name, date of birth, registration number, and nominated surrender date
  • Once the QCT confirms you are no longer registered, you will not be able to teach in any state or non-state school in Queensland
  • Before you can be registered in Queensland again, you will need to reapply and wait for the QCT to assess your eligibility against requirements current at that time
Up to $284.65 to reapply*

*Fees as at 21/9/2021, subject to annual adjustment

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