Contract work and permanent positions
Myth : I know that I need to do three years on contract before I can be made permanent.
Fact : This is an incorrect statement.
A teacher can be employed on a permanent basis without the requirement to undertake three years of continuous contract work. Permanent appointments should be based on areas of demand and occur where there is a substantive vacancy.
Teachers seeking permanent employment should ensure that their application with the Teacher Applicant Centre (TAC) is current, that they have a current suitability ranking and that they regularly monitor the Department’s current and future temporary vacancy web page (which also advertises permanent vacancies).
DET’s Teach Queensland website indicates that permanent offers are made on the basis of teaching capabilities, location preference, availability to commence and suitability rankings. The memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the QTU and DETE to provide long-term temporary teachers with an offer of permanent employment (as a result of teachers’ EB6 campaigning in 2009) is certainly not the only path to permanent employment with DET.
[Information updated 17 April 2014]
QTU stands in solidarity
The Queensland Teachers’ Union wishes to express its shock at the killing of 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and stands in solidarity with the many brave teachers who risked their own lives to protect the students in their care.
These horrific events reveal the deep commitment and bravery of members of our profession under the most extreme of circumstances, and we are proud to stand with them at this terrible time.QTU, 16 Feb 2018
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