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QTU members have identified a number of key issues impacting on workload and working conditions. Consequently the QTU thought it important that members have points of reference about those matters that are required as part of their roles as teachers and school leaders and those that may be exaggerated.

Welcome to the QTU Fact Checker.

Effective 5 October 2016 :The modern award Teaching in State Education Award - State 2016 has replaced the Teachers Award - State 2012, the Community Education Counsellors Award - State 2012, and the Community Teachers, Assistant Teachers - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Schools Award - State 2012.

The DET State School Teachers’ CA 2016 was certified on 5 October 2016 and replaced the DETE State School Teachers' Certified Agreement 2012.

The QT has produced a number of Basic Guides, which, together with  the QTU Brochures, Fact sheets and Fact Checker explain members' conditions, rights and responsibilities under the new award and certified agreement.

Fact checker : after-school meetings

Fact checker : after-school staff meetings (length, number)

Fact checker : Age retirement / superannuation

Fact checker : asserting my working rights

Fact checker : camps, excursions and playground duty replacements

Fact checker : can teachers be transferred anywhere in Queensland

Fact checker : contract work and permanent positions

Fact checker : data collection

Fact checker : Experienced senior teacher duties

Fact checker : external transfer appeals

Fact checker : extra-curricular events & MUP

Fact checker : Form class and non-contact time

Fact checker : impact of enrolment figures on contracts

Fact checker : Individual curriculum plan

Is an ICP required for every child who is underperforming?

Fact checker : lesson observations

Fact checker : mandatory training

Fact checker : master teacher's duties

Fact checker : master teachers' research obligations

Fact checker : master teachers' role

Fact checker : medical certificates

Fact checker: non-contact time

Fact checker : Non-contact time for part-time teachers

Fact checker : paid parental leave

Fact checker : parent/teacher interviews

Fact checker : parental leave and return to part-time work

Fact checker : part time school administrators

Fact checker : PD during staff meetings

Fact checker : performance ratings and contracts

Fact checker : profiling in the classroom

Fact checker : reasonable adjustments and children with disabilities

Fact checker : Senior teacher quotas

Fact checker : sick leave and MUP

Fact checker : stress leave and ill-health retirement

Fact checker : student detention

Fact checker : student reporting

Fact checker : supervision before start of school day

Fact checker : supply teachers and playground duty

Fact checker : timelines for housing repairs

Fact checker : transfer request appeals

Fact checker : walk-throughs

Fact checker : working hours

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School leaders are often in the hot seat when it comes to having to interpret policies and procedures and apply them in their schools – often while receiving conflicting information from different parts of DET.

You can use the form below to directly email your question to the QTU, and receive a reply to your nominated email address.

If your question is one that other school leaders are asking, we will publish the question and answer on the QTU’s online fact checker – fully de-identified, of course.