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.

Eligibility and timelines for 2017

Teachers who have completed their fourth year of full-time equivalent service as a senior teacher (or in the case of three year trained teachers, seven or more years) as at 30 June 2017 are eligible.

The next EST recruitment round will be advertised on the Smart Jobs and Careers website on Thursday 23 February 2017.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE at Midnight Wednesday 29 March 2017. 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 by emailing with their full name and employee ID number. 

For further information, access:

If after reading the documents listed above 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 20 Feb 2017