Collaborations with teachers and school leaders

Throughout the year, we provide professional educators with learning and development programs. We provide these programs for registered teachers of Chinese and also offer a unique program in China for school leaders.

Seminars and online professional learning programs

With resources from QUT, other Australian universities and the Hanban, these programs are designed for registered teachers of Chinese language to continue professional development with reference to Queensland standards. Specific workshops and programs are developed based on needs analysis, current curriculum trends, and advances in learning and teaching.

In our annual online Chinese writing program, registered teachers collaborate in a range of written language tasks over a four-week period, resulting in resources developed for school students. This program is supported by Blackboard, QUT's virtual learning environment.

Study tour for Queensland school leaders

In association with the Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET), we provide the opportunity for selected principals, deputy principals and heads of department to attend the Queensland School Leaders Study Tour of China. During an 11-day program held annually in the school holidays, the delegation:

  • observes classrooms at schools in Jiangsu Province
  • provides exchange opportunities with counterparts in China
  • visits historical and cultural places in Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing.

Teacher Awards

We recognise the excellence of teachers of Chinese in Queensland schools through our Confucius Institute at QUT Teacher Awards in collaboration with the Chinese Language Teachers' Association of Queensland.

Teachers are nominated for the awards by other registered teachers.

The awards are presented at an end-of-year celebration hosted by the institute, and the event is also a networking and social opportunity for teachers of Chinese.


Confucius Institute

Business Coordinator