Certification at the Highly Accomplished and Lead career stages of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (the Standards) is granted for a fixed period of five years. Certified teachers who intend to maintain their certification must apply to the QCT to renew their certification.
The purpose of certification renewal is to verify a certified teacher’s ongoing performance at the Highly Accomplished or Lead career stage. It is designed to ensure a rigorous, valid, and credible evaluation of an applicant’s teaching practice is made in granting the renewal of certification.
Certification renewal assessments by the Queensland College of Teachers are made holistically against the Professional Capabilities, which are drawn from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).
Certified teachers who are intending to apply for renewal of certification should refer to the Guidelines for teachers applying for renewal of certification by the Queensland College of Teachers as Highly Accomplished Teachers and Lead Teachers.
The vignettes below will provide an overview of the renewal of certification process and application requirements.