Advice

QTAD is a help-desk to assist members with simple, quick advice over the phone or via email in relation to pay, leave and other general working conditions.

If your issue requires a visit to your school by an Organiser, you should contact your Organiser directly. Please see the list of organisers by area below

There may be occasions where Officers working in QTAD will be able to assist with more complex matters. Where particular expertise or further information is required, members will be referred to the appropriate Officer of the Union.  


Need INFORMATION about your conditions or entitlements?

Contact QTAD [the Queensland Teachers' Assist Desk]

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Need ADVICE about a more complex situation?

Contact QTAD [the Queensland Teachers' Assist desk]

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About QTAD

Who works there?

QTAD has a staff of four information support officers: Alicia Stephenson (Coordinator), Crystal Chapman, Jann Marshall and Will Brook.

QTU Officers and Organisers are also rostered in QTAD  to provide additional support for member enquiries of a more complex nature.

How can QTAD help me?

QTAD staff are trained to answer a range of frequently asked questions by members and activists.

Topics queried may include:

  • Playground Duty
  • Non-contact Time
  • Specialist Teacher Circuits
  • Hours of Duty
  • Pay levels and increments
  • Summer Vacation Pay
  • Leave Entitlements (eg parental leave, long service leave, etc)
  • Contract and Supply Teachers
  • WorkCover, WH&S, Rehabilitation.
     

Is QTAD able to provide written information?

QTAD staff can also send information by email, by post, or fax to members at their home or workplace.

This information may include:

  • QTU Information, Legal and Advice Brochures (TAFE and Schools)
  • EQ Forms and Memos (only those provided by EQ)
  • Useful Website Addresses
  • EQ Policies and Procedures
  • Ministerial Directives
  • Teachers’ Awards - TAFE and classroom etc.
  • Teachers' certified agreements (TAFE and Schools).
     

What happens when a query requires MORE than a quick response?

If your issue requires a visit to your school by an Organiser, you should contact your Organiser directly.

There may be occasions where Officers working in QTAD will be able to assist with more complex matters. Where particular expertise or further information is required, members will be referred to the appropriate Officer of the Union.

The QTU will continue to offer the same high level of support to its members

Apply for the EST classification

Applying for the Experienced Senior Teacher Classification

A QTU Guide (revised February 2018)

Teacher Transfers

One of the employment conditions for teachers in the Queensland state schooling sector is that teachers are able to request a transfer to another school and the Department of Education and Training is also able to transfer a teacher to another school.

The transfer issue is a complex one and more information is available on our Teachers Transfers web page.

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Temporary Teacher conversion to permancey

Information for teachers with three years continuous service and who are eligible for the offer of conversion.

Temporary to permanent conversion process for 2018

Temporary to Permanent Teacher Conversion - Frequently Asked Questions

 

Position statements

The purpose of this position statement is to address issues arising at school, regional and central office level regarding the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) within Queensland state schools. (July 2018)

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