The QTU provides support for members in temporary, contract and casual positions (who face a range of unique issues in their employment) by providing ready access to advice and information; detailed information brochures ; a dedicated e-newsletter, “Temporary Teacher Communiqué” and advocacy and advice throughout the conversion to permanency process.
Assistance is available through QTAD (the Queensland Teachers’ Assist Desk), your local Organiser and a specialist QTU officers is there to help with more complex issues.
Temp to Permanent conversion 2018 timelines
|Term 1 – eligible teachers|
|Invitation to participate in conversion process sent||26 February 2018|
|Response to invitation due*||16 March 2018|
|Offer of placement (email/letter) sent to teachers (by regions)||Any time after 26 March 2018|
|Convene Compassionate Review Panel for Term 1, 2018||Scheduled by 8 May 2018|
|Term 2 – eligible teachers|
|Invitation to participate in conversion process sent||14 May 2018|
|Response to invitation due||1 June 2018|
|Offer of placement (email/letter) sent to teachers (by regions)||Any time after 11 June 2018|
|Convene Compassionate Review Panel for Term 2, 2018||Scheduled by 3 August 2018|
|Term 3 – eligible teachers|
|Invitation to participate in conversion process sent||30 July 2018|
|Response to invitation due||17 August 2018|
|Offer of placement (email/letter) sent to teachers (by regions)||Any time after 27 August 2018|
|Convene Compassionate Review Panel for Term 3, 2018||Scheduled by 2 November 2018|
|Term 4 – eligible teachers|
|Invitation to participate in conversion process sent||22 October 2018|
|Response to invitation due||9 November 2018|
|Offer of placement (email/letter) sent to teachers (by regions)||Any time after 19 November 2018|
|Convene Compassionate Review Panel for Term 4, 2018||Scheduled by 1 January 2019|
|Permanent Offers to Eligible Teachers|
|Applicant acceptance / rejection of placement**||14 days after receipt of offer|
|* Applicants who do not respond to the invitation to participate will be considered to have opted-out of the process and will be reconsidered again in 12 months. Late responses will not be accepted.|
|** Applicants who do not respond will be deemed to have rejected the offer of placement. These applicants may become eligible again following an additional period as per Public Service directives, providing eligibility criteria are maintained.|
Below is a list of QTU brochures and fact sheets of interest to temporary teachers. For links to the full range of advice, information and legal brochures and fact sheets click here.
QTU information brochure
Temporary, casual and contract QTU members seeking advice:
- see brochures listing above for information on common issues.
- contact the QTU's Queensland Teachers' Assist Desk (QTAD) by phone, email or online form
- if your issue is more complex, you may be referred by QTAD or your QTU organiser to a specialist QTU officer
The QTU provides advocacy and advice throughout the conversion to permanency process for QTU members. If you are a temporary teacher seeking permanency, please start by completing this form and returning it to the appropriate address listed on the form.
Temp Teachers Communiqué
Temp teacher communique
In this edition: An update on the conversion to permanency process and how to make the most of it | Summer vacation pay and student free days | Suitability interviews are currently under review - what it means for you | Your Union dues, and why they change if you become permanent.
In this issue: Term three timelines for conversion to permanency process | Supply teachers working conditions | What is casual work? | Salaries | Supply day or a contract? | Conditions of employment | other conditions of employment | Credit for LSL | access to paid parental leave | continuity of service | supply teacher reciprocal membership | CPD | QTEC | PD opportunity | Learning place | myQTU | further information | no longer teaching
In this issue : Term one – conversion to permanency offers under the MOA | Temporary employment: the legislative context | Cessation of a contract | Payment for student free days/PD hours during the Easter vacation period
EB8 and temporary teachers
In this issue: Managing the conversion to permanency process
Temporary Teacher Communique is sent by email to QTU members who have indicated they are temporary, casual or contract in their membership details. If you are not receiving the newsletter and you believe you should be, please check your details in myQTU member portal to make sure your details including your email address are up to date.