New and beginning teachers

new Educator Network members 2015 QTU 2015 New Educator Network  (for information please contact Lynn Cowie-McAlister)

The QTU welcomes new and beginning teachers who are commencing their careers in the Department of Education and Training.

The QTU has a range of useful resources:

  • Flare - the e-newsletter for new and beginning teachers
  • online brochures on many topics, with some specific to new and beginning teachers
  • access to the QTU library - find out more here
  • all QTU members should receive the Union's journal - The Queensland Teachers' Journal - eight times per year, with many useful articles for teachers and specific articles for new teachers. 
  • QTU new educators guide - for QTU members only, you will need your member number and password to access the guide.
  • Internship agreements - between the QTU and Queensland universities which have Education courses

QTU members have a range of options available when needing assistance:

  • talk to your school's QTU Rep
  • contact the Union's Queensland Teachers' Assist Desk (QTAD) for quick advice in relation to pay, leave and other working conditions by phone, email or online form
  • contact your local QTU Organiser - there are eight QTU offices across the state.
Remember to keep us up to date when you change your school, address, employment or other contact details and head to the members' portal "myQTU".

Joining the QTU