Independent Public Schools

Page updated 23 August 2016

Applying for IPS status for 2017

On Friday 19 August, the department announced that the closing date to apply to become an Independent Public School in 2017 will be Friday 11 November 2016. Late applications will not be accepted

 More information:

IPS Strategic Directions Steering Committee

QTU IPS consultation kit 2016

The QTU has produced an updated IPS consultation kit with more information on the new process and remaining concerns.

Transfers for members in an IPS

Employees in an IPS wishing to transfer will need to apply through the department’s normal transfer processes applicable to teachers or non-teaching staff. The application to opt out is included in the “Independent Public Schools – Opting Out – Discussion Guide” (available from the Principal in the IPSchool)

All permanent staff who have a substantive position at the school at the time the school becomes an IPS can opt out. This includes those staff who may not be present in the school, e.g. due to secondments, relieving at level or higher duties at another location, transfers due to take up duty in the future, maternity leave, deferred salary scheme leave, long service leave or leave without pay. This means classified teachers can be relocated out (through the relocation process) and teachers transferring into an IPS can opt out.