Value of registration

There are more than 100,000 registered teachers in Queensland.

Teacher registration upholds the excellence of our profession and also:

  • promotes a sense of professional belonging
  • contributes to child safety
  • is a doorway to the profession
  • enables collaboration with the teaching profession
  • influences leadership of the teaching profession
  • promotes confidence in the teaching profession
  • contributes to respect and promotion of the profession

Teacher registration protects the public and the profession by ensuring only approved teachers are employed in schools. As in other fields where professionals must be registered―including medicine, law and nursing―teacher registration highlights the unique professional qualifications, knowledge, skills and ethical standards required to practice.

Queensland’s teacher registration system ensures only appropriately qualified and suitable teachers are employed as in Queensland schools. This contributes to protecting education standards and student safety, and upholds the reputation of the profession in Queensland.


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