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Submit your application to teach in Queensland

So, you're ready to begin your teaching career in a Queensland state school – we look forward to having you!

The Teach Queensland website is the central point for all applicants seeking teacher employment in our state schools and is mandatory if you want to teach with us. Select 1 of the 2 options below to get information about the application process that is specific to where you’re at in your teaching career.

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I'm a preservice teacher beginning my teaching career

You're close to graduation and preparing for a long and rewarding teaching career.

The first step for every aspiring teacher is to submit an application in our teacher recruitment pool. Although being in this pool doesn't guarantee employment, it does mean you can be considered for upcoming positions as they arise.

We accept applications all year.

However, we recommend graduates lodge your application as early as possible in the year you are completing your qualification. This ensures you can be considered for early offers of employment.

If you've graduated or you're in your final year of study, follow these steps to apply.

  • Step 1
    Submit your application for teacher employment (mandatory)

    Download and complete the application form (PDF, 297KB)

    As part of your application, you'll also need to provide the following supporting documentation, certified by a Justice of the Peace or an authorised witness:

    • Formal qualification/s
    • Academic transcript (unofficial academic transcript for graduate applicants)
    • Statements of service and/or verifiable teaching experience
    • Identification documents – i.e. birth certificate or passport and if applicable, working visa, marriage or change of name certificate

    You can submit your completed application form and supporting documentation via the online application form below.

  • Step 2
    Apply for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) (mandatory)

    All teachers in Queensland state and non-state schools must hold teacher registration with the QCT. We'll ask for your registration number on our application form, however graduates can still submit an application with us prior to obtaining one (just make sure you're eligible for registration – you can provide your number at a later date).

  • Step 3
    Apply for relevant opportunities

    Our teacher application team will process your application and either send you a confirmation email or let you know we need additional information. The confirmation email will provide you with your identification number which will become your employee ID, so keep it somewhere safe.

    As you now have an active application with us, your details will be provided to Principals and recruitment teams as vacancies become available.

    If you selected ‘casual’ in your employment preferences, our TRACER team will also get in touch with you to complete your TRACER profile.

    Here are our tips to expand the number of opportunities available to you:

I'm an experienced teacher / returning to teaching

Experienced teachers can apply for teacher employment with us at any time throughout the year. Although being in this pool doesn't guarantee employment, it does mean you can be considered for upcoming positions as they arise.

*If you're from interstate or overseas and are still pondering whether a move here is right for you before making the move, you can learn more about teaching in Queensland on our relocating to Queensland page.

Please follow these steps to apply.

  • Step 1
    Submit your application for teacher employment (mandatory)

    Download and complete the application form (PDF, 297KB)

    As part of your application, you'll also need to provide the following supporting documentation, ensuring they're certified by a Justice of the Peace or an authorised witness:

    • Formal qualification/s
    • Academic transcript
    • Statements of service and/or verifiable teaching experience
    • Identification documents – i.e. birth certificate or passport and if applicable, working visa, marriage or change of name certificate

    You can submit your completed application form and supporting documentation via the online application form below.

  • Step 2
    Apply for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) (mandatory)

    All teachers in Queensland state and non-state schools must hold teacher registration with the QCT. If you're returning to teaching and don't have registration or recency of practice, you might be eligible to apply for renewal. Check out the QCT renewal page to learn more.

    We'll ask for your registration number on our application form.

  • Step 3
    Apply for relevant opportunities

    Our teacher application team will process your application and either send you a confirmation email or let you know we need additional information. The confirmation email will provide you with your identification number which will become your employee ID, so keep it somewhere safe.

    As you now have an active application with us, your details will be provided to Principals and recruitment teams as vacancies become available.

    If you selected ‘casual’ in your employment preferences, our TRACER team will also get in touch with you to complete your TRACER profile.

    Here are our tips to expand the number of opportunities available to you:

Online teacher application form

Need help lodging your online teacher application form?

You can find helpful information in our quick reference guide to completing your online application (DOCX, 264KB) or by emailing teacherapplications@qed.qld.gov.au.

Important notes

Some applicants are currently experiencing issues when attempting to submit an application using Google Chrome. If you experience any issues, please check that Google Chrome has updated to version 81, otherwise try submitting using another browser.

Once we have accepted your application, it will remain active for 12 months. If you have not worked with us for 12 months your application will be automatically deactivated and you will need to submit a new application.

The Department of Education is collecting your personal information, including certified documentary evidence, in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) for the purpose of receiving and assessing your application to teach in Queensland state schools. This information will only be accessed by authorised department staff. Your information will not be disclosed to any other person without your consent, or where required by law.

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Last updated 01 September 2021