Professional boundaries

Professional Boundaries: A Guideline for Queensland Teachers

Teachers are responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries with students. Professional Boundaries: A Guideline for Queensland Teachers is designed to assist teachers. It can help teachers to consider the implications and potential consequences of engaging in certain behaviours with students. It can guide teachers in their response to certain situations to ensure their conduct meets the standard of behaviour expected of teachers in their relationships with students.

Professional Boundaries: A Guideline for Queensland Teachers (PDF, 254KB).

Professional boundaries video resources

Rachel Drew, a partner from law firm Holding Redlich, spoke with the QCT about the difficulties that can sometimes arise for teachers in establishing and maintaining professional boundaries with children and students.

View Rachel’s messages in the following three video playlists:

Additional resources

Additional resources have been developed to provide Queensland teachers and preservice teachers with a more detailed understanding of how to manage professional relationships with students. Use the resources independently or as a whole staff community.

Facilitator’s notes – Understanding the Professional Boundaries Guideline (PDF, 139KB).

Scenarios for Understanding the Professional Boundaries Guideline (PDF, 54KB).

Powerpoint Show - QCT Professional Boundaries (45.2MB).

QCT Professional Boundaries (PDF, 7.1KB).

Professional Boundaries web conference recording.

The iTunesU Course and iBook are available on iOS (iPhone/iPad) and macOS.

iTunesU Professional Boundaries Course.

iBook Professional Boundaries.

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