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How can we improve the Teachers Registration Act, to make sure the profession continues to maintain its high standards?

What is being decided?

The Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 (the Act) provides a framework for the promotion and oversight of the teaching profession in South Australia. The purpose of the Act is to ensure every teacher working in South Australia is appropriately qualified, competent to teach and a fit and proper person to have the care for children and young people.

The Act establishes the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia and provides it with the functions and powers it needs to administer and oversee the registration of over 35,000 teachers across the state in both government and non-government schools and early childhood services

We are reforming the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 to ensure the act is providing the best framework for maintaining a high quality teaching profession and we would like know how you think we could improve the teacher registration process.

Get involved

Consider the questions in the discussion paper - Enhancing Teacher Registration in South Australia.

To provide your feedback:

Legislation Reform Unit
Department for Education
GPO Box 1152

Your submission to this consultation may be made publicly available. Please let us know if you don't want your input on the public record.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will be used to inform the development of potential amendments to the Act to further enhance the scheme of teacher registration in South Australia.

What are the next steps?

All feedback and comments will be considered. A draft of the new legislation will be developed and made publically available later in the year.


For more information contact:

Mr Nigel Laity
Manager, Policy and Strategic Development
Teachers Registration Board of South Australia

Closing date: 5pm Friday 31 May 2019



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