The Experienced Senior Teacher classification

The experienced senior teacher (EST) classification resulted from the settlement package offered by the state government during EB6 (2009).  It is a merit-based selection process – the awarding of the classification is based on assessing the relative merit of each application against the criteria and position requirements outlined in the role description.

Timelines for 2018



(Eligible 1 July 2017 –
30 June 2018)

Advertisement Date


Panel Membership Confirmed

23-Feb-18 to


Closing Date


Process Applications

29-Mar-18 to


Email Applications to Panel Chairs


Selection Report due in Central Office


Appointment Release date


(last day of term)

Eligibility for 2018

Teachers who have completed their third year of full-time equivalent service as a senior teacher (or in the case of three year trained teachers, six or more years) as at 30 June 2018 are eligible.

The next EST recruitment round will be advertised on the Smart Jobs and Careers website.

The department states that no late or incomplete applications will be accepted.  

Members unsure of whether they are eligible to apply can contact the payroll teacher classification team  - phone 1300 365 718 OR email  with their full name and employee ID number. 

Further information  &  QTU assistance

For further information, access:

A QTU guide to assist members in the application process will be available from 23 February.

If you have further questions, please contact the QTU's Queensland Teachers' Assist Desk (QTAD) by phone on 1300 11 7823 or by email to

Page updated 6 Feb 2018