The QCT has developed a code of ethics for teachers in Queensland which outlines the professional conduct and behaviour required of approved teachers in Queensland.
It describes six values which underpin the profession: integrity, dignity, responsibility, respect, justice and care.
The QCT hopes approved teachers will use the code along with employer codes/policies and other professional codes to guide their professional conduct and behaviour.
The Code was approved by the Minister for Education, Training and the Arts, Mr Rod Welford in December 2008.
The QCT has developed the Professional Boundaries: A Guideline for Queensland Teachers to support Queensland teachers in their relationships with students. The Guideline will also assist preservice teachers undertaking the professional experience component of the initial teacher education program.
Members of the public, including parents, carers, school students and non-teacher professionals, may use the Guideline to inform and guide them about appropriate teacher-student relationships.