Ready to start your teaching career in a Queensland state school? Let's make sure you're eligible to apply
for a teaching role with us.
Whether you're a graduate beginning your teaching career or an experienced teacher looking for a new school to
call home – you'll need to meet the following criteria prior to employment.
How we determine your eligibility
Teachers are responsible for developing our future leaders, so naturally, we want to employ people who demonstrate
high professional standards, knowledge, and relevant experience.
Before you apply for a teaching role in our state schools, you'll need:
Completion of a relevant
qualification for the teaching positions you're applying for, which might be learning phase or
curriculum area and year level specific (for example, senior chemistry).
Registration with the Queensland College of Teachers or
evidence of application, or eligibility for registration.
Working rights in Australia, which means you have, or you are eligible to obtain a
valid Australian Visa with work rights (if you're not already an Australian Citizen or resident).
You are considered ineligible for teaching roles if you have previously been excluded from employment as a teacher
with the department or had a restriction placed on your employment eligibility.
It's possible that a principal or recruitment team may request further information or evidence to determine your
suitability to teach with their school. This may include:
- academic transcripts
- copies of your final
Professional experience report, showing
either Graduate level or Exceeding Graduate level if a graduate applicant.
- copies of all professional experience reports
- resumes or Curriculum Vitae
- most current referee statement or contact details
- evidence of lesson planning or work samples.
You may also be invited to participate in a face-to-face or online interview, or some other form of assessment.