Suitability assessments

​Discontinuation of teacher suitability assessment ranking process

The Department of Education has reviewed the teacher suitability assessment ranking process and, as of April 2018, there is no longer a requirement for teachers to have a suitability assessment interview and subsequent ranking in order to be considered for permanent or temporary employment as a general classroom teacher.

This now makes way for a more streamlined pathway into the teaching profession. Check out the Teacher eligibility page for more information on our minimum entry requirements.

This year will see further changes to the recruitment and ongoing employment of teachers in temporary positions. In order for schools to make informed hiring decisions, teachers may be asked to participate in a classroom observation if engaged in a temporary position. Be sure to subscribe to the Teach Queensland newsletter to stay up-to-date.

Teachers who have previously undergone a suitability assessment interview and received a ranking of Outstanding Applicant, High Performing Applicant, High Sound Applicant or Low Sound Applicant are considered as meeting the minimum requirements and are eligible for all categories of employment.

Teachers previously assessed as unsuitable or marginal applicants and still retain this rank should email the department to discuss their employment eligibility

Languages and Instrumental Music teachers still require proficiency assessments. Please contact us for more information.

Last updated 22 June 2018

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