Under the new amendments an applicant for registration, in addition to being “fit to teach”, must also be physically and mentally able to teach.
For provisional registration, the period of registration has been altered to two years with a three month extension, and for permission to teach, a three year maximum period. The five year
limit on non-practising registration has been removed.
The new amendments require the Register to show whether a teacher has had their registration suspended or cancelled or had a condition imposed by a hearing panel.
Conditions on full registration may be amended, varied or revoked on application by the teacher.
Application for permission to teach
Under the new amendments, an application for permission to teach will require evidence that the endorsing school sought to employ a registered teacher in the first instance. The Institute will have
the capacity to exempt some applicants from this requirement. For further details on the changes to permission to teach,
Duration and renewal of registration
Renewal of registration will be annual, and will be granted to 30 September in the first year of registration. For further details on transitional arrangements for renewal of registration,
go to page 3 of Registration.
Voluntary suspension or cancellation of registration
The new amendments enable a teacher to request that conditions be placed on his/her registration or that registration be suspended for a period of time.
The new amendments also allow registration to be cancelled by agreement between the teacher and the Institute.
Renewal of registration in 2011
During 2011 the renewal of registration and payment of the annual registration fee will align to the common date of 30 September 2011. Such alignment is consistent with amendments to the Education
and Training Reform Act 2006 that commence on 1 January 2011.
If your current five-year renewal of registration is due in 2011, before 30 September, the Institute will extend your renewal of registration date until 30 September 2011 to facilitate the change
to the common date. Please note that you will be unable to apply for a further extension of your registration beyond this date.
If you intend to renew your registration for a further period after 30 September 2011 you need to ensure that you can provide evidence on request of professional practice, of at least:
- 50 days teaching, equivalent practice, or educational leadership in the previous five years; and
- 75 hours of standards referenced professional development activities in the previous four years.
All teachers renewing their registration must have a current and satisfactory national criminal history record check (NCHRC) recorded with the Institute. In the year prior to the five-year anniversary
of that NCHRC, you will be sent a form to authorise the Institute to conduct a new NCHRC for you.
If you require further information about renewal of registration, please contact one of the following staff members in the Standards and Professional Learning Branch: