Congratulations! You're starting out in your first teaching role and you’re preparing for your first class. You will always remember these early days as a beginning teacher.
This is an exciting time in your teaching career and we understand it may also be a little daunting. You’ll be building relationships with your students and their parents and carers, as well as your colleagues and the school community.
Before you start
We recommend familiarising yourself with resources developed specifically for
teachers working in Queensland state schools. You'll find all the information you need to get started in your teaching career, including some orientation checklists to guide you on what to do before you start, on your first day and week, as well as procedures for your school and relocation.
Professional learning and support
As a beginning teacher, you'll have access to a range of programs that will provide you with valuable professional learning and wellbeing support. The format of these programs can vary, so talk to your principal or mentor to see which of these will be best for you.
Beginning teacher learning suite
The department’s Beginning teacher learning suite is designed to help preservice, beginning and early career teachers:
- navigate the first years of their teaching journey
- develop their capability, confidence and classroom readiness
- start collecting the evidence they need to move to full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).
Kickstart your career by engaging with the online content and resources within the Beginning teacher learning suite.