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Staff professional development days - Policy statement

Queensland state schools undertake six staff professional development days throughout the year:

The staff professional development days at the end of the summer holiday are fixed and must occur on the scheduled days. Schools have the flexibility to position the remaining four professional development days during any school holiday period or at any time outside of school hours, according to their workforce needs and arrangements. Schools that choose to make flexible arrangements for these four days must ensure that a total of 20 hours professional development is undertaken. This time is exclusive of staff meetings.

Students are not required to attend school on the third Monday after the spring holidays. Similar to the three flexible days during the Easter holidays, there is flexibility in how schools use this professional development time.

For all flexible arrangements, the school community must ensure that decisions are made in consultation with Local Consultative Committee. Schools with less than 20 employees must liaise with a consultative body of staff.

Arrangements for staff professional development days must be finalised by the end of the previous year.

As required, the Minister for Education and Training may approve staff professional development days for specific professional development opportunities.

Frequently asked questions: Queensland state school staff professional development days

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