Employment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related industries has grown more than twice as fast as the general labour market in the last decade.
An adequate supply of specialist qualified teachers is needed for Queensland to remain competitive and to provide students with opportunities to participate in a broad‑based strong economy.
The supply of specialist subject teachers, including teachers of STEM subjects, continues to be a concern. Long‑term planning and initiatives are necessary to ensure an adequate supply of these teachers.
This audit will assess whether the Department of Education is effectively managing the supply of specialist teachers in Queensland.
- Department of Education.