Temporary, contract and casual QTU members

The QTU provides support for members in temporary, contract and casual positions (who  face a range of unique issues in their employment) by providing ready access to advice and information; detailed information brochures ; a dedicated e-newsletter, “Temporary Teacher Communiqué” and  advocacy and advice throughout the conversion to permanency process.

Assistance is available through QTAD (the Queensland Teachers’ Assist Desk), your local Organiser and a specialist QTU officers is there to help with more complex issues.

Term 1 – eligible teachers
Actions Dates
Invitation to participate in conversion process sent 27 February 2017
Response to invitation due* 20 March 2017
Offer of placement (email/letter) sent to teachers (by regions) Any time after 27 March 2017
Convene Compassionate Review Panel for Term 1, 2017 Scheduled by 12 May 2017
Term 2 – eligible teachers
Actions Dates
Invitation to participate in conversion process sent 15 May 2017
Response to invitation due 5 June 2017
Offer of placement (email/letter) sent to teachers (by regions) Any time after 12 June 2017
Convene Compassionate Review Panel for Term 2, 2017 Scheduled by 4 August 2017
Term 3 – eligible teachers
Actions Dates
Invitation to participate in conversion process sent 31 July 2017
Response to invitation due 21 August 2017
Offer of placement (email/letter) sent to teachers (by regions) Any time after 28 August 2017
Convene Compassionate Review Panel for Term 3, 2017 Scheduled by 3 November 2017
Term 4 – eligible teachers
Actions Dates
Invitation to participate in conversion process sent 23 October 2017
Response to invitation due 13 November 2017
Offer of placement (email/letter) sent to teachers (by regions) Any time after 20 November 2017
Convene Compassionate Review Panel for Term 4, 2017 Scheduled by 19 January 2018
 
Permanent Offers to Eligible Teachers
Actions Dates
Applicant acceptance / rejection of placement** 14 days after receipt of offer
* Applicants who do not respond to the invitation to participate will be considered to have opted-out of the process and will be reconsidered again in 12 months. Late responses will not be accepted.
** Applicants who do not respond will be deemed to have rejected the offer of placement. These applicants may become eligible again following an additional period as per Public Service directives, providing eligibility criteria are maintained.

Note : Timing of conversions is subject to change [download 2017 timelines as pdf]

Below is a list of QTU brochures and fact sheets of interest to temporary teachers. For links to the full range of advice, information and legal brochures and fact sheets click here.

Temporary, casual and contract QTU members seeking advice:

The QTU provides advocacy and advice throughout the conversion to permanency process for QTU members. If you are a temporary teacher seeking permanency, please start by completing this form and returning it to the appropriate address listed on the form. 

Temp teacher communique - November 2017 (No.14)

In this edition: An update on the conversion to permanency process and how to make the most of it | Summer vacation pay and student free days | Suitability interviews are currently under review - what it means for you | Your Union dues, and why they change if you become permanent.

Temp teacher communique - July 2017 (No.13)

In this issue: Term three timelines for conversion to permanency process | Supply teachers working conditions | What is casual work? | Salaries | Supply day or a contract? | Conditions of employment | other conditions of employment | Credit for LSL | access to paid parental leave | continuity of service | supply teacher reciprocal membership | CPD | QTEC | PD opportunity | Learning place | myQTU | further information | no longer teaching

Temp teacher communique - March 2017 (No.12)

In this issue : Term one – conversion to permanency offers under the MOA | Temporary employment: the legislative context | Cessation of a contract | Payment for student free days/PD hours during the Easter vacation period

Temp Teachers Communique - August 2016 (No.11)

EB8 and temporary teachers

Temp teachers communique - May 2016 (No.10)

In this issue: Managing the conversion to permanency process

Temporary Teacher Communique is sent by email to QTU members who have indicated they are temporary, casual or contract in their membership details. If you are not receiving the newsletter and you believe you should be, please check your details in myQTU member portal to make sure your details including your email address are up to date.