What's on offer?

Graduate Program (Early Career Teacher)

Mentoring and support

Your assigned mentor will be an experienced teacher who will regularly engage with you, providing feedback and support, sharing ideas and encouraging reflection, development and growth.

Your mentor will support you in:

  • Developing teaching strategies and skills
  • Becoming familiar with the school’s values and culture
  • Developing a good working knowledge of school policies and procedures
  • Establishing professional networks
  • Preparing your first year portfolio for full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers

In return you will:

  • Ask questions and be open to learning
  • Observe other teachers
  • Reflect on your own practice
  • Try different strategies in your own teaching
  • Discuss progress and concerns with your mentor
  • Celebrate successes

Graduate Conference

  • You will attend a 1.5 day conference in Townsville (usually in May); meet other beginning teachers, professional development, guest speakers. Travel, meals and accommodation paid for by TCEO. Download the 2017 conference agenda.

Professional Development

  • Experience a day in another school – this is an opportunity to spend a day in another school in a similar year level with an experienced teacher. This helps you to see how other teachers work

Salary (from 1 July 2018)

Graduate teacher starting salary: $70,090 per annum

Salary progression

Employee Assistance Program

Additional benefits for working in a regional location

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