Grounds for disciplinary action
The QCT may start disciplinary action against a teacher who is currently or was at the time of the matter in question a registered teacher.
The grounds for disciplinary action against a teacher are that the teacher
- has been convicted of an indictable offence that is not a serious offence
- fails to comply with a condition of registration (for teachers holding full registration only)
- is incompetent to teach and is dismissed or resigns from employment as a teacher for competency reasons
- has had their registration cancelled or suspended in another state
- has had their employment terminated due to incompetence or not being suitable to be employed as a teacher, in a state that does not register teachers
- did not possess or no longer possesses the qualifications and experience used to obtain registration or permission to teach
- behaves in a way, whether connected with the teaching profession or otherwise, that does not satisfy the behaviour generally expected of a teacher.
- fails to comply with a lawful demand made under the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005 (the Act) by the QCT, an investigator or a disciplinary committee
- has contravened an order made under the Act by the QCT or a disciplinary committee.
Discipline of teachers for behaviour below the standard expected of a teacher policy.