Choosing a career path can be an overwhelming experience, especially for students.
Information on this page will help parents, guardians, careers advisors and schools provide support to those who are interested in exploring teaching as a profession, and help spark curiosity in those who may not have considered it for themselves yet.
Future Teachers Initiatives
A range of
Future Teachers Initiatives (PDF, 604KB) are available to Queensland state secondary and P-12 schools to support and encourage students to get started on their pathway to a teaching career.
If you would like more information about these initiatives, please contact the Future Teachers Project team at
The Future Teachers Program
The Program enables students in Years 11 and 12 to undertake introductory courses in an initial
teacher education program (PDF, 152KB) through a Queensland university while they complete their senior secondary studies. It offers students a supported pathway into an initial teacher education qualification, and provides them with credit for tertiary courses completed while at secondary school.
The Future Teachers Club
The Club is an extra/co-curricular opportunity that enables students in Years 7–10 to explore what teachers do and fosters an interest in teaching as a highly desirable career.
The Future Teachers Bursary
Students who are studying introductory courses in an initial teacher education program through a Queensland university in conjunction with their senior studies, and who are not part of a Future Teachers Program, may be eligible for financial and peer support. The
Future Teachers Bursary covers the cost of courses, and helps with some study related expenses.
Resources for schools
These resources can help career advisors and schools to support students to
Discover a career in teaching.
Share the benefits of a career in teaching with this
flyer (PDF, 935KB), which details the steps to become a teacher.
These cards include the steps to become a teacher and space to tell your students why you think they would make a great teacher.
action cards (PDF, 541KB) onto card or paper, double sided, and cut to size.
Download, print out and pin these posters up as part of a careers display.
Social media and newsletter images
Use these images in your school newsletters and social media (make sure you use the #teachqld hashtag).
Information about teaching careers
Parents and carers can direct their children to information on this website to help them decide if teaching is a suitable career for them. This includes:
If your child is already interested in pursuing teaching as a career, help ensure they are properly prepared for their teaching degree by knowing:
You can also contact your child's school directly for more information about teaching careers and study options.