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.
- Twenty (20) days teaching, equivalent practice or educational leadership; and
- Twenty (20) hours of professional development activity that references the APST (including activities that develop your capability to teach learners with disability).
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.
- Evidence of Professional Practice on Return form (PDF, 280.85 KB).
If you no longer wish to be registered, please complete the cessation of registration form