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
  • you can also contact the QTU's officer dedicated to new and beginning teachers, Lynn Cowie-McAlister on 07 3512 9000 or email services@qtu.asn.au
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