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 of concern to the Queensland public. Long-term planning and initiatives are necessary to ensure an adequate supply of these teachers.

Audit Objective

This audit will assess whether the Department of Education is effectively managing the supply of specialist teachers in Queensland.

Who we might audit
  • Department of Education.
Parliamentary Committee
Education, Employment and Small Business Committee
Audit status
Anticipated tabling: to be advised