Experienced senior teachers


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

Applications for EST usually open in term 1 of the school year. Applications for 2018 have now closed.

The QTU will publish timelines for the 2019 round of applications on this page, once they are made available by the Department.



Eligibility 

The QTU successfully negotiated to compress the EST eligibility timelines during the EB8 (2016) negotiations. The result of that advocacy is that, from 1 July 2018, a Senior Teacher with 4 years of training will become eligible to apply for EST after just two years (reduced from four years at the start of EB8). A Senior Teacher with 3 years of training will become eligible to apply for EST after five years (reduced from seven years at the start of EB8)..

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  tct@det.qld.gov.au  with their full name and employee ID number. 


Further Information & QTU assistance

For further information, access:

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 qtad@qtu.asn.au

Page updated 21 July 2018

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