Mutual recognition

If you hold current teacher registration in another Australian state or territory, or in New Zealand, you can apply for registration in Queensland under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992  (PDF, 381KB) or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 2003  (PDF, 487KB).

The mutual recognition principle

The mutual recognition principle is that a person who is registered for an occupation in a relevant jurisdiction is entitled to registration in a second jurisdiction, for the equivalent occupation.

You will need to provide a certified copy of your current teacher registration card or other evidence of current registration issued by an Australian or New Zealand teacher registration authority.

A formal assessment of qualifications is not required. You will only need to provide evidence of your qualifications if you want to have them appear on your certificate of registration.

(As New South Wales does not have a teacher registration authority, teachers who are accredited or approved for employment in that state are not eligible to apply under mutual recognition.)

Deemed registration

When the QCT receives your complete mutual recognition application, including the required fee payment and documentation, you will be granted ‘deemed registration’ from the date of receipt. This will enable you to commence teaching in Queensland while the QCT continues to assess your application.


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