The QCT awards a small number of grants annually to practising Queensland teachers. The grants’ purpose is to assist teachers to present their research at key Australian education conferences such as Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA), Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) and Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
Applications open on 1 January each year and must be submitted by 30 April.
The class movies project is a series of videos of beginning and experienced teachers in the classroom.
The QCT’s Excellence in Teaching Awards recognise and reward teachers in all school sectors and in kindergarten, across four categories:
The Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) offers a number of awards for teachers and scholarships or grants for high achieving students wanting to complete an approved initial teacher education program.
The Australian Scholarships Group’s NEiTA Foundation conducts a program of national awards honouring exemplary teachers in Australian schools and early childhood centres.
The awards promote public recognition of the teaching profession and specifically those teachers whose inspirational approach to teaching stimulates student learning.
The BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Teacher Awards recognise outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to science education.
World Teachers’ Day is held annually on the last Friday in October (Australia). It is an international day of celebration and a chance for the community to demonstrate their appreciation for the contribution teachers have made.
QCT eNews is sent every 4-6 weeks in term time. It contains recent publications, reports on QCT activities and teacher registration information.
The QCT enjoys mutually beneficial partnerships with RACQ Bank, Teachers' Union Health (TUH) and The Courier-Mail. These sponsors help the QCT to promote the teaching profession and foster positive public perception of teachers.