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Home > News > 2017 > June > Awards to recognise professional standing of teachers

Awards to recognise professional standing of teachers


Our union and the Queensland Teachers' Union (QTU) have long championed recognition of the professional standing of teachers and recognition of their professional conduct and contribution.

This year’s Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) Excellence in Teaching Awards are to be commended for doing just that.

Each year, the awards recognise and promote the dedication and professionalism of Queensland teachers in providing quality education in both the non-government and state sectors - with winners to be presented their awards on World Teachers’ Day (Friday 27 October 2017).

Classroom teachers, those in early childhood settings, heads of departments, deputy principals and principals are all eligible for the awards.

With nominations closing in just under one month, IEUA-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said the awards were an opportunity not only for recognition of our members but of the work of our union in underpinning the professional standing of teachers in Queensland.

“It is through the presence of our union that quality working conditions exist to enable teachers to provide high quality education to their students.

“Our work enables teachers to focus on their core role of teaching and it is wonderful that opportunities such as the QCT Excellence in Teaching Awards exist to provide the recognition our teachers wholeheartedly deserve,” Mr Burke said.

The awards are open to all registered Queensland teachers in state, Catholic, independent schools and early childhood services.

IEUA-QNT teaching members are invited to nominate their colleagues for their outstanding work in our school communities across four award categories:

  • Excellence in Beginning to Teach (1 to 4 years' service)
  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Excellent Leadership in Teaching and Learning
  • Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (15 + years’ service)

Nominations close on Wednesday 19 July 2017.

Visit the QCT website for more information or to make a nomination.

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.