Teacher registration - Queensland


You will need to be registered if you intend to teach in a Queensland school. There are two types of registration:

  • provisional registration
  • full registration.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for provisional registration, you must:

To be eligible for full registration, you must:

  • satisfy the eligibility requirements for provisional registration
  • successful demonstration of the professional standards for full registration
  • completion of a provisional to full recommendation report
  • have at least 1 year (200 days) of teaching in recognised schools in the past 5 years in Australia, New Zealand or another country delivering the Australian national curriculum developed and administered by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) or a syllabus developed, revised or purchased for a senior subject or P-10 subject by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).

If you hold current teacher registration or accreditation in another Australian state or territory, or in New Zealand, you may apply for mutual recognition.


5 years for full registration


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You can find the current fees here.

Application process


Here are the steps to apply for teacher registration and a guide to time frames.

1. Set up your myQCT account

Once you have set up your account your username will be emailed to you.

If you have previously applied or held registration in Queensland, you may already have a username and password. If you have forgotten your username and password please go to myQCT.

2. Submit the application form

Log in to myQCT with your username and password, then complete and submit the online Application for teacher registration form.

This application form is for all applicants, including those applying under mutual recognition.

3. Pay the fee

Pay the required fee. It will be calculated for you while you are in your myQCT account and you can pay securely online using a credit card or via BPay. You will also have the option to pay later by Australia Post BillPay or cheque.

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4. Prepare the required documents

Documentation varies according to your circumstances. A checklist of your required documents will be emailed to you after you submit your online application form.

All photocopied documents must be certified copies of original documents. Faxed or scanned documents are not accepted.

You are not required to post certified copies of identity documents that have been verified during the online application process.

5. Print and sign the confirmation page

You will receive a confirmation page as an attachment to the email from the QCT after submitting your online application. Print it out and sign it.

6. Mutual recognition applicants only

You will also receive a Mutual Recognition Statutory Declaration as an attachment to the email from the QCT after submitting your online application. Print it and sign it in the presence of a person authorised to do so (e.g. a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations or Solicitor.)

7. Post all documents to the QCT

Your signed confirmation page, statutory declaration/s (if required) and all other certified documents must be posted to the QCT. We will assess your application once we have received all required documentation and fees.

We will contact you by email if we need additional documents or further information.

If you have verified identity documents via the online process, you do not need to post certified copies of those documents.

8. If you are unable to prepare documents as required, due to COVID-19

Should your current circumstances due to COVID-19 be such that you are unable to provide documents in the manner specified on your checklist please contact the QCT to discuss whether alternative options may be available to you.

Approval time

As a general guide, applications with Australian qualifications usually take 4 to 6 weeks from when the QCT receives all required documentation.????If you have qualifications from overseas countries, please allow up to 12 weeks from when all required documentation is received by the QCT.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Disqualified persons or entities

You are prohibited from applying for this registration if you are deemed an excluded person. An excluded person refers to a person who is subject to:

  • offender reporting obligations
  • an offender prohibition order
  • a disqualification order made under child protection legislation
  • a sexual offender order.

An excluded person also includes a person who:

  • is prohibited from reapplying for registration by a practice and conduct order
  • has been convicted of a serious offence, unless that person has been issued with an eligibility declaration.

Administering agency

Queensland College of Teachers

Contact details

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