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Request customised professional development in 2018

With the end of the 2017 school year in sight, time is running out for schools to book a QCAA custom-designed professional development session on the student free days in Semester 1 next year.

We can present on topics across kindergarten to Year 12 including the Australian Curriculum, literacy and numeracy, and the new QCE system.

Redeveloped Short Courses support QCE completion

Redeveloped Short Course syllabuses in Literacy, Numeracy, and Career Education provide opportunities for students to demonstrate the minimum eligibility requirements for a Queensland Certificate of Education.

Each Short Course is designed to be delivered over 55 hours and can be implemented from 2018. Memo 060/17 has more information.

New change management resource for principals and senior leaders

Principal toolkit 2 is available via the news section in School Portal to help schools prepare for the new QCE system. Each package in the toolkit includes readings and guides that explore the relationship between teaching, learning and assessment.

Only school staff who have been assigned the principal or senior leader role in QCAA Portal will be able to view the toolkit.

Preview Accreditation Course 1

Accreditation Course 1: Attributes of quality assessment is now available via the professional development section in QCAA Portal to users assigned the role of principal or senior leader.

It is the first of three courses that will be released in the week of 15 January 2018 to skill teachers in the assessment and quality assurance processes that will be part of the new QCE system. This timing would enable schools to make the courses part of teacher learning on the scheduled professional development days.

Completing the courses will be a requirement for those teachers who wish to become assessors (i.e. endorsers, confirmers, item writers or markers) in the new system. For more information, please phone 3864 0272 or email

Access to Year 12 results

Schools will be able to access Year 12 students’ results and OPs and FPs on the QCAA secure website and in QCAA Portal from 9am on Saturday 16 December.

Students can access their individual results in their learning accounts from the same time.

Work with us

Looking for a new work challenge in 2018? The QCAA encourages suitable candidates to apply for the following roles:

  • Manager, Services Coordination (AO8)
  • Principal Education Officer (Ancient History) (AO7)
  • Principal Education Officer (VET) (AO7)
  • Senior Education Officer (Humanities and Social Sciences) (AO6).

Please visit Smart jobs and careers for details.

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