Outlines the process of probation that new teacher employees of the department undergo, the results of the probation reports, as well as actions should a negative report be received.
Department’s Board of Review:
Assistant Director-General, Human Resources/Delegated Officer:
On appointment, a new teacher employed in Education Queensland will undergo a period of probation, at the end of which a probation report is prepared. The probationary period assists the department to understand skills, knowledge and abilities and support in areas identified as requiring further development. It is also a significant aid to an employee in planning career and setting developmental goals.
A probationary teacher will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in:
Further information regarding expected competencies is obtained in the role
description, work profile and support materials.
Newly appointed teachers may apply to serve a reduced probationary period of six months, based on previous satisfactory service with the department and/or demonstrated competency as a teacher in previous employment.
A Queensland Public Service employee who is appointed as a state school teacher to the department is required to serve a probation period of eight months from the date of commencement of duty in accordance with the
Teachers’ Award - State 2003.
At the end of the probationary period, a
Confirmation of Appointment Report is completed for each teacher. This is a confidential document and only authorised personnel will have access to its contents. These documents will form part of the employment records with the department. All teachers have the right to respond to an unsatisfactory report.
Restrictions may be placed on the employment of teachers whose probationary employment has been terminated, pending further professional development or experience.
For further information, please contact:
DirectorWorkforce ReviewPhone: (07) 3513 6516
Uncontrolled copy. Refer to the Department of Education Policy and Procedure Register to ensure you have the most current version of this document.
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