Queensland was the first state in Australia to establish registration for public and private school teachers. The Board of Teacher Education was established in 1971 and registration began in 1973. Registration became mandatory in 1975.
In 1989 the Board of Teacher Registration (BTR) replaced the Board of Teacher Education.
From 2006 the Queensland College of Teachers, (QCT), replaced the BTR.
While all other states and territories now have teacher registration or accreditation authorities, Queensland and South Australia are the only Australian states or territories that have continuously, since the 1970s, required registration to teach.