The interview and assessment process provides applicants with an opportunity to have a professional conversation with a panel of experienced teachers and school administrators about their teaching skills, knowledge and experiences. It also provides the panel with an opportunity to clarify the evidence provided by the applicant in the Professional Folio.
The number of teacher suitability assessment interviews conducted varies from year to year and is based on the identified workforce demands and vacancies in each region.
Applicants with location preferences and teaching capabilities that match the identified workforce demand will be prioritised and invited by the department to attend an interview. Where there is an adequate pool of already assessed teachers to be considered for vacancies, the number of assessments offered will be in line with projected demand.
For this reason, applicants seeking employment in locations or subject combinations where there is a smaller applicant pool are likely to be offered an assessment before an applicant with subjects not in high demand. There is currently a large applicant pool in more preferred areas.
Applicants may be contacted at any time, by the Region they nominated on their application form and invited to participate in a suitability assessment interview.
In the lead-up to your interview, please ensure you have noted your current contact details (as listed on your Application for Teacher Employment Form). If your details have changed, please notify the Teacher Applicant Centre (TAC) immediately.
The interview will be of approximately 30 minutes duration for all applicants.
Detailed information about the interview process is provided in the Guide to Teaching in Queensland State Schools.