19 October :The Department of Education and Training (DET) is currently involved in a project to review the teacher transfer process. As part of this process DET is providing QTU members with the opportunity to complete a brief survey  to provide the department with feedback about the effectiveness of the current process and what improvements can be made to it.

Please note the following:

  • Teachers and principals who were involved in the 2016 teacher transfer process (e.g. applied for a transfer) will be invited to participate in another survey.
  • This survey will remain open until COB Monday 7 November.

Please contact the QTU if you have any questions about the survey.

18 October 2016 :The QTU welcomes the Education Minister's announcement today that the new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance system will now commence in 2019 for those students currently in Year 8.

The QTU is represented on the Senior Secondary Assessment Taskforce, and has been active in raising member concerns regarding aspects of the implementation and sees today's decision as a sensible response to stakeholder concerns.

The QTU will continue to advocate for teachers and school leaders as we work with all stakeholders to ensure a successful and well-resourced transition to the new system