Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
The Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) conducts practice and conduct proceedings against teachers following a referral of a practice and conduct matter by the QCT or the Professional Capacity and Teacher Conduct Committee (PC&TCC).
For practice and conduct proceedings QCAT must be constituted by three members
- a legally qualified member who is familiar with school environments
- a registered teacher
- a person who is not a registered teacher.
For information on QCAT processes visit the QCAT website.
Where a ground for disciplinary action is established, QCAT may decide to
- take no further action against the teacher
- end the suspension if the teacher’s registration is suspended
- issue a warning or reprimand to the teacher
- cancel the teacher’s registration or permission to teach
- prohibit the teacher from reapplying for registration or permission to teach for a period of time
- impose conditions on, or amend or remove conditions on, the teacher’s registration or permission to teach
- suspend the teacher’s registration or permission to teach for a stated time
- order the teacher to pay costs, which may include
- any expenses incurred by the QCT in investigating the matter
- the expenses incurred by the QCT in the proceedings before QCAT
- order the teacher to pay a fine
- order that a notation or endorsement about the teacher be entered in the register
- make another order QCAT considers appropriate
- accept an undertaking from the teacher.
For more information about QCAT or to contact QCAT, see www.qcat.qld.gov.au.