Welcome to Australian Catholic University's (ACU) Return to Teaching in Schools (RTTS) professional development program. Designed by ACU in conjunction with Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE), the course will help you maintain currency in the necessary skills, knowledge and practices for teaching in Queensland schools.

This program has been approved by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) and meets the RTTS condition on your registration. Completion of the program will enable the Returning to Teaching condition on your full registration to be removed. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an ACU Certificate of Completion to forward to the QCT to satisfy their requirements.

Course outline and assessment

The course content has been compiled jointly by staff at ACU (Brisbane) and Brisbane Catholic Education. The program consists of six sections:

1. Returning to the Profession

  • Professional Standards
  • The National Agenda
  • The Queensland Agenda

2. Effective Teaching

  • Learner Centred Pedagogy
  • Cooperative Teaching Practices

3. Effective Learning

  • Challenges for all learners
  • Overview of syllabuses/guidelines
  • Specific syllabuses & phases of learning

4. Curriculum and Assessment

  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Literacy and Numeracy

5. Classroom Management

6. The Legal Context

  • Legislation
  • Education Policies

Each section has a series of activities for you to undertake. You will complete an assessment task at the end of each section.

Download ACU RTTS brochure (PDF)

Have a question?


We're available 9am–5pm AEDT,
Monday to Friday

Live chat with us now

Chat to our team for real-time
answers to your questions.

Launch live chat
Visit our FAQs page

Find answers to some commonly
asked questions.

See our FAQs