Queensland’s education environment has been impacted by the rapid increase in population from interstate migration, the impact of vaccine mandates, and fewer students choosing to study teaching at university. These factors may lead to a shortage of teachers in schools in the coming years.

Audit Objective

This audit will examine how public sector entities attract and support teachers during their own education pathways, and how the Department of Education supports teachers throughout their careers to improve retention.

Who we might audit
  • Department of Education
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • selected public universities.
Area of focus
Sustainable communities and environment
Parliamentary Committee
Education, Employment, Training and Skills Committee
Anticipated tabling: to be advised