It is anticipated that permanent teachers in state schools will use the EQ's standards to inform renewal of registration requirements. Embedding the PST framework in both whole-of-school and individual planning of professional development will support this process. The QCT renewal of teacher registration requirements commence in 2010.
The provisionally registered teacher will use the QCT Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers to identify learning goals and development and provide evidence of achievement against these as part of a new process for moving to full registration. For further information on gaining full registration visit the Queensland College of Teachers .
The release of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers has raised questions about the purposes and uses of both the College standards and Education Queensland's Professional Standards for Teachers (PST).
The QCT Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers represents the minimum benchmark or entry level into the profession and describe provisional registration requirements.
In contrast, Education Queensland's Professional Standards for Teachers is an aspirational framework which can be used by teachers to formulate goals and extend their own learning in order to strengthen classroom practice.
A new document has been developed that describes the similarities and differences between the two standards frameworks and their purpose in supporting state school teachers as they reflect on their practice and identify continuing professional development needs throughout their career.