Grounds for disciplinary action

The QCT may start disciplinary action against a teacher who is currently or was at the time of the matter in question a registered teacher.

The grounds for disciplinary action against a teacher are that the teacher

  • has been convicted of an indictable offence that is not a serious offence
  • is incompetent to teach and is dismissed or resigns from employment as a teacher for competency reasons
  • has had their registration cancelled or suspended in another state
  • has had their employment terminated due to incompetence or not being suitable to be employed as a teacher, in a state that does not register teachers
  • did not possess or no longer possesses the qualifications and experience used to obtain registration or permission to teach
  • behaves in a way, whether connected with the teaching profession or otherwise, that does not satisfy the behaviour generally expected of a teacher
  • fails to comply with a lawful demand made under the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005 (the Act) by the QCT, an investigator or a practice and conduct body
  • has contravened an order made under the Act by the QCT or a practice and conduct body
  • has contravened a practice and conduct agreement.

Discipline of teachers for behaviour below the standard expected of a teacher policy (PDF, 38KB).


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