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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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:
- see brochures listing above for information on common issues.
- contact the QTU's Queensland Teachers' Assist Desk (QTAD) by phone, email or online form
- if your issue is more complex, you may be referred by QTAD or your QTU organiser to a specialist QTU officer
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.
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.
Advice - QTAD
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- campaign information
- branch meetings and much more
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