Professional learning opportunities


​​​​​A wide variety of professional learning opportunities are available to departmental staff through internal and external suppliers.

These opportunities support the personal and professional growth of all employees. Information is available on OnePortal for the following employee groups:

  • teachers
  • school leaders
  • teacher aides
  • school support staff​
  • public servants
  • executive leaders.

The department also offers a range of publications and newsletters that provide information on professional development.

  • The professional development calendar provides a schedule of events to support individual learning and growth, as well as organisational planning and development.
  • OnePortal bulletins often provide information on upcoming professional development events.
  • QLearn offers a range of facilitated and self-paced online courses.

Department employees can find information about professional development opportunities on OnePortal by searching for learning and development.

Note: content on this page changes regularly and is linked to communications campaigns.

Restart Teaching program

Been out of the classroom for a while, or moving to Queensland to further your teaching career? Our Restart Teaching program can give you the skills, knowledge and practice you need to register (or re-register) with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Find out more by visiting the returning to teaching page on the Teach Queensland website.

Beginning teacher learning suite

The Beginning teacher learning suite is designed to help preservice, beginning and early-career teachers in Queensland state schools:

  • navigate the first years of their teaching journey
  • develop their capability, confidence and classroom readiness
  • start collecting the evidence they need to move to full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

The learning suite aligns to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and explores topics essential to quality teaching and best practice in Queensland state schools.

Teachers can kickstart their career with engaging online content and resources related to: Classroom management, Wellbeing, Building relationships, Inclusive education, Curriculum delivery, Performance and development, and OneSchool.

Preservice teachers can access the learning suite while on placement with the department.​

For more information, including how to register via QLearn, email​

Technologies (ITD) teacher pathway program

The Technologies (ITD) teacher pathway program is designed to support the safety of students and teachers in manual arts classrooms at Queensland state schools.

The program includes:

  • accredited training incorporating activities with hand and power tools
  • the option to complete a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
  • mentoring, self-guided learning and on-the-job learning activities
  • logbook activities
  • networking opportunities
  • Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) support.

Register your interest. For more information, email

Professional development supply arrangement

Developing the capability of the workforce is critical to success and it is important for schools and corporate units to be able to select and procure high-quality leadership and capability development services. We also know that establishing a supply panel can improve buying power, deliver value for money and simplify the purchasing process.

The professional development (PD) training for staff supply arrangement provides a list of suitably qualified and experienced suppliers (external to the department) to deliver learning and capability development products and services. This process simplifies the purchasing and procuring of products and services as it reduces the extent of the quotation process.

The benefits of using a supply arrangement include:

  • significantly reduced administrative effort and paperwork
  • established mutually beneficial relationships
  • competitive prices have already been negotiated
  • terms and conditions that protect you as the purchaser
  • the ability to provide feedback on the products and services purchased.

An enhanced search tool​ (best accessed via Google Chrome) is available, making it easier for you to connect with professional development suppliers.

Further information

If you have any questions about the department’s learning ​programs, please email​

Last updated 03 May 2023