Returning to teaching

Returning to teaching from non-practising

When you wish to return to teaching from non-practising, you must notify us prior to undertaking the duties of a teacher in a school or early childhood setting.

You can only apply for non-practising registration at renewal, however you can submit the returning to teaching from non-practising registration form PDF, 900.68 KB at any time.

Returning from non-practising means that your knowledge and practice will not be current, so we will send you a new registration card with conditions.

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Returning from non-practising requirements

During the time you are returning from non-practising, you have 12 months to complete the following requirements, at which time you will be granted (full) registration.                                        

You can complete some or all of the hours of professional development in the 12 months before you return to teaching from non-practising.

Please keep in mind that you are not able to return to non-practising registration, and if you are unable to meet the requirements in the time given, your registration will expire and you will be removed from the register. Please note that it is an offence to teach without registration.

If you no longer wish to be registered, please complete the cessation of registration form