As an educator in Queensland’s state schools, your working conditions are set by an interlocking network of instruments and documents, ranging from awards and certified agreements to departmental policies and state and federal legislation.

To help you pick through this maze of rules and regulations, the QTU produces a range of publications designed to clarify your rights and responsibilities and help you act on them.

Basic guides

For a general overview of your rights and entitlements, this a great place to start. If you a need information  on beginning your career, general working conditions, timetabling, leave, non-contact time and your legal rights, there’s a basic guide for you. The basic guides are between 1 and 4 pages in length and will be useful reference tools. Click  on  your chosen title  below.

They are can be read online or downloaded  in a pdf version to print and keep.


For more detailed information,  you need one of the QTU guides.

Some of these are designed specifically for TAFE teachers and school leaders, while others cover consultation, EB implementation and timetabling.  

The guides are more detailed and are provided in pdf format only for members to read online or to print. Print copies of these as booklets may also be ordered from the QTU using the form provided.

Click on your chosen title.


To drill down even deeper, the Union produces a wide range of information, legal and advice brochures full of information on specific issues. Note:accessing the advice and legal brochures requires your QTU membership no. and password.

QTU Guides - booklets to download for printing

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