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)

 

School leavers
  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 an initial teacher education (ITE) program​ that suits you.
  5. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to connect with us​ and stay in the know.
  6. Find out if your school has any programs to start your qualification while still at school​.
  7. Check your eligibility for scholarships or grants​ offered by the department.
  8. Write your personal statements on why you want to be a teacher and your learning and leadership activities, and apply to study through Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre​ (QTAC).
  9. 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.
Looking for a career change
  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. Find out about the requirements and qualifications needed to teach in Queensland and check this against your current qualifications and experience.
  3. Check out the range of initial teacher education programs available to you and decide how you want to complete your degree: full or part-time, on campus or online.
  4. Get an idea of what teaching jobs are available, including high priority teaching areas and employment locations.
  5. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to connect with us and stay up to date and in the know.
  6. Check your eligibility for scholarships or grants offered by the department.
  7. Apply for entry to your preferred teaching degree through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.
  8. Enrol in and complete your initial teacher education program. In the final year of your studies, apply to teach with us and submit your application for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
Aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers
  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. Look into the range of study pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers including the Remote Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP) which allows students to remain in their own community while studying.
  3. Find out about the requirements and qualifications needed to teach in Queensland and identify the initial teacher education programs that are available to you.
  4. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to connect with us and stay up to date and in the know.
  5. Check your eligibility for scholarships or grants offered by the department.
  6. Apply for entry to your preferred teaching degree through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.
  7. Enrol in and complete your initial teacher education program. In the final year of your studies, apply to teach with us and submit your application for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
Teacher aides
  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. Look into the range of study pathways for teacher aides and how your current qualifications and experience could be counted towards your chosen initial teacher education program.
  3. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to connect with us and stay up to date and in the know.
  4. Decide how you want to complete your degree. Part-time and online options are available to allow you to continue your work as a teacher aide.
  5. Check your eligibility for scholarships or grants offered by the department.
  6. Apply for entry to your preferred teaching degree through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.
  7. Enrol in and complete your initial teacher education program. In the final year of your studies, apply to teach with us and submit your application for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
Interstate or international teachers

Already have experience as a teacher?

Prese​rvice o​r initial teacher education programs undertaken in other Australian states or territories and selected countries overseas may be accepted under mutual recognition for teacher registration in Queensland.

You can receive advice about your current eligibility for teacher registration in Queensland by contacting the QCT.

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Last updated 27 August 2018

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