The diversity of a teaching career offers professional and personal rewards which can extend further than your role in the classroom.
We provide many opportunities for teachers to progress to leadership and specialist positions within our schools system, such as:
- Deputy Principal
- Head of Department (Curriculum)
- Head of School
- Head of Campus
- Head of Special Education Services
- Guidance Officer
- Highly accomplished and lead teachers (see below).
You can view the
approximate base salaries for some of these leadership positions to get a better idea of your career earnings potential.
If you’re interested in furthering your career outside of the classroom, explore our online and face-to-face learning programs to aid your professional development.
Professional development for teachers
Eligible teachers working in our schools can participate in online professional development and upskilling courses, as outlined in
Advancing education: an action plan for education in Queensland.
We have worked in partnership with Australian universities to develop these course offerings to help increase teacher confidence and capability to teach priority curriculum areas. In addition to online learning, you might consider applying for secondments as they’re a valuable practical learning experience. Consider taking the opportunity to transfer to a rural, remote or
Indigenous community to accelerate your career and access a range of career progression and development opportunities. There is a range of great
rural and remote financial incentives available too.
Learn more about your professional development options
If your mission is to be a life-long learner and you’re ready to take the next step in your teaching career, you can:
- talk to your principal about your career expectations and map out your development path
- search and apply for regional and remote vacancies through
- apply for Highly Accomplished Teachers (HATs) and Lead Teachers (LTs) certification.
National teacher certification