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Professional requirements

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​We hold our teachers to a high professional standard to ensure a quality education for all. Before you can begin your teaching career in Queensland's state schools, you'll need to meet the following professional requirements.

Teacher registration

Before you can commence teaching, you'll need to hold teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Teacher registration is a requirement for all teachers in Queensland schools (state or non-state).

The QCT is a separate authority to us and manage all teacher registrations in Queensland. As such, they don't share your information with us for employment opportunities.

The QCT will examine your professional conduct, qualifications, and professional experience to ensure you meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST). These standards define the elements of high-quality teaching and can also be used by teachers to help with the development of your professional learning goals and career aspirations.

You can learn more about this teacher registration process and how to apply on the QCT website.

Professional experience in schools

As part of your teaching qualification, you are required to complete professional experience, sometimes referred to as a practicum or prac. Your professional experience placements are a vital component of studying teaching and includes supervised student teacher placements, wider field experiences and internships. It allows preservice teachers to engage in all aspects of the teaching process in different school settings and with a range of learners.

A professional experience reporting framework has been created to guide the supervision and assessment of preservice teachers during placements. 

Principals and recruitment teams will be interested in reading professional experience reports for graduates and beginning teachers seeking employment in our schools.

Professional experience in rural and remote areas

Thinking about working in a rural or remote community?

Preservice teachers are encouraged to complete at least one professional experience placement in a regional, rural or remote school. Many schools in these locations welcome the opportunity to support preservice teachers and engage them in their school community.

You might want to check out the Beyond the Range – Professional Experience Grant and see if you're eligible to apply. The grant provides financial support to high-achieving preservice teachers while they undertake a placement in a rural or remote Queensland state school.


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Ready to apply?

If you meet our minimum eligibility requirements, then we encourage you to submit an application for employment now.

Submit your application

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Last updated 15 July 2019