Study pathways

If you've ever considered studying to become a teacher, now is the time! Whether you’re a student or looking for a career change, here’s the information you need to start your teaching journey.

Steps to become a teacher

Study pathways roadmap Download the roadmap for becoming a school teacher (PDF, 39KB)


  1. Think about what age group and subjects you'd like to teach and decide what type of teacher you would like to become.
  2. Research the qualifications you’ll need to be able to teach in Queensland.
  3. Choose the right senior subjects (Year 11 - 12), to ensure you complete the required as prerequisites for studying teaching.
  4. Find out if your school has any programs to start your qualification while still at school.
  5. Find out if you're eligible for financial assistance through a Future Teacher Bursary.
  6. Find an initial teacher education (ITE) program that suits you when you finish school.
  7. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to connect with us and stay in the know.
  8. Check your eligibility for other scholarships or grants offered by the department.
  9. In your final year of secondary school, write your personal statements on why you want to be a teacher and your learning and leadership activities, and apply to study an ITE through Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
  10. In the final year of your ITE studies, apply to teach with us and submit your application for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
Last updated 04 December 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that the following content may contain images of deceased persons.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of this land.