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Boost learning through customised professional development

The QCAA can support your school or cluster through targeted professional development. From kindergarten to Year 10 we offer workshops on:

  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • Australian Curriculum learning areas
  • monitoring and assessment
  • planning for students with a disability.                      

All our sessions:

  • model research-based pedagogical strategies
  • provide hands-on strategies, resources and integrated ICT for immediate use in the classroom.                      

Workshops can be tailored to your requirements and can be whole-day, afterschool or on pupil-free days.

Your school's Year 12 data explained

The QCAA can assist school leaders to understand Year 12 data, identify trends and use the information to inform practise and pedagogy for improved student outcomes.

To request an appointment, please email:

Get ready for 2017 NAPLAN

The March issue of QCAA's NAPLAN newsletter has important information about:

  • the 2017 Handbook for principals
  • Writing test marker recruitment
  • changes to the format of Numeracy tests
  • adjustments for students with disabilities.

QCS Test administration advice

Memos 013/17 and 015/17 advise schools on the calculators approved for use in the 2017 Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test and the steps to follow in the special provision application process.

This year's test will be held on 29-30 August.

Moderation meetings schedule announced

Senior secondary school staff should refer to memo 016/17 for information on:

  • venues for the 2017 moderation meetings in April-June for Authority-registered subjects
  • how to prepare materials for the meeting
  • the Form R12 process.

For further advice, please email or phone 3120 6150.

Give feedback on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies syllabus

The first draft of the redeveloped Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies syllabus is open for review and feedback until Thursday 6 April.

The QCAA is redeveloping and revising the suite of senior syllabuses to support the introduction of Queensland's new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems.

Register your interest in casual employment

The QCAA is seeking applications from people interested in casual administrative work. Visit our website for further information and details on how to apply. We will contact successful applicants as vacancies become available.

Work with us

Multiple vacancies exist in the temporary full-time role of Senior Education Officer (Humanities and Social Sciences) (AO6). Key responsibilities include providing advice on the development and implementation of curriculum and assessment in Years 10-12. Please visit Smart jobs and careers for details.

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