About review of QCT decisions

Internal review

If you are dissatisfied with certain QCT decisions that concern you, you may apply for an internal review.

You must apply within 28 days after you have been notified of the decision, or, if not notified, 28 days after you have become aware of the decision.

You may apply to the QCT for an extension of this 28-day period by contacting the QCT.

You must apply for a review to the Internal Review Committee (IRC) using the Application for internal review form (PDF, 72KB).

Decisions that may be reviewed

Reviews are limited to the specific types of decisions outlined below.

Granting registration or permission to teach

  • if we granted provisional registration where you applied for full registration
  • if you currently hold provisional registration and we did not grant your application for full registration
  • if we did not grant your application for registration or permission to teach because you did not meet the eligibility requirements for either professional practice or suitability to teach.

Renewing

  • if we did not renew your full registration or permission to teach because you did not meet the relevant eligibility requirements for professional practice or suitability to teach.

Conditions, suspensions or cancellations

  • if we decided not to cancel a condition of your registration or permission to teach
  • if we suspended or cancelled your registration or permission to teach because you did not comply with a condition we imposed
  • If we cancelled your registration or permission to teach for a conviction for a serious offence

Other

  • if we did not approve a pre-service teacher education program
  • if we took a particular action in relation to a condition of registration or permission to teach following a review
  • if you are unhappy with a Professional Practice and Conduct Committee’s decision to take particular disciplinary action.

Review processes

The Internal Review Committee consists of:

  • three Board members, including a practising teacher and a representative of major teacher employing authorities
  • two nominees of the QCT Director, at least one of whom must be a practising teacher educator from the higher education sector.

The committee conducts the review on:

  • the material before the QCT or the relevant committee that led to the original decision
  • the reasons for the original decision
  • any other relevant material the review committee allows.

The committee must give you a reasonable opportunity to make oral or written submissions to it.

After reviewing the original decision, the IRC recommends to the QCT Board whether it should:

  • confirm the original decision
  • amend the original decision
  • substitute another decision for the original decision.

The QCT Board must, as soon as possible, give you notice of their decision.  If you do not receive notice within 60 days after the decision, then the original decision stands.

If you are dissatisfied with the Board’s internal review decision you may then seek an external review through the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

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