Teacher eligibility


​​​​​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, and in order to be employed as a teacher in a Queensland state school,​ 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 cannot commence teacher employment in a Queensland state school until we have received your application for teacher employment and confirmed to you in writing that you meet our minimum requirements for employment.​

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.

Review of eligibility for employment

Individuals who have previously been restricted in their eligibility for employment can seek a review of their status to determine if you currently meet the department's minimum requirements for employment.

This includes restrictions determined under discontinued suitability assessment processes.

If you have previously been assessed as an unsuitable or marginal applicant and still retain this rank, please email our team at TeacherRecruit.HR​ to request a review of your eligibility for employment.​

Additional information

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.


Are you ready to join our team?

If you think you tick all the boxes, submit your application to join our recruitment pool, and we will be able to consider you for vacancies that match your teaching area and location preferences as they arise.

Submit your application

Last updated 15 February 2023