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Teacher Registration in South Australia. Outline of the session. What is Teacher Registration all about? What are the functions of the Teachers Registration Board? The Board is a Statutory Authority – What does this mean? Registration Contact details for the TRB Questions.

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Outline of the session
Outline of the session

  • What is Teacher Registration all about?

  • What are the functions of the Teachers Registration Board?

  • The Board is a Statutory Authority – What does this mean?

  • Registration

  • Contact details for the TRB

  • Questions


  • Either think of a teacher who you regarded highly as a teacher(from when you were in pre-school, primary or secondary school) or think of the teacher you would like to teach your own children.


Take a moment to think…………

  • A)Whatare their ‘stand out’attributes/qualities as a person?

  • B)Which of theirprofessional ‘teacher’ attributes/qualitiesdo you regard highly?


What is teacher registration all about
What is Teacher Registration all about?

“Establish and maintain a teacher registration system and professional standards for teachers to safeguard the public interest in there being a teaching profession whose members are competent educators and fit and proper persons to have the care of children.”

Object of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004



(a) Administer provisions of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 and the Teachers Registration and Standards Regulations 2005



(c) Confer and collaborate with teacher education institutions with respect to the appropriateness for registration purposes of teacher education courses


(d) Confer and collaborate with teacher employers, the teaching profession, teacher unions or other organisations and other bodies and persons with respect to requirements for teacher registration and professional and other standards for teachers


Code of ethics
Code of Ethics teaching profession, teacher unions or other organisations and other bodies and persons with respect to requirements for teacher registration and professional and other standards for teachers

(b) Continued

The Code of Ethics articulates the three core values South Australian teachers highlighted as underpinning the teaching profession in South Australia:integrity, respect and responsibility. The Code is not intended as an instrument of compliance but as a framework to assist teachers to reflect on decision-making and ethical issues.


Teaching standards for registration
Teaching Standards for Registration teaching profession, teacher unions or other organisations and other bodies and persons with respect to requirements for teacher registration and professional and other standards for teachers

(b) continued 3 Core Principles – 9 Standards

Professional Relationships – Professional Knowledge – Professional Practice


(e) Confer and collaborate with other teacher regulatory authorities to ensure effective national exchange of information and promote uniformity and consistency in the regulation of the teaching profession within Australia and New Zealand


(f) Keep the teaching profession, professional standards for teachers and other measures for the regulation of the profession under review and introduce change or provide advice to the Minister as appropriate.


The board is a statutory authority what does this mean
The Board is a Statutory Authority – What does this mean? teachers and other measures for the regulation of the profession under review and introduce change or provide advice to the Minister as appropriate.


  • Responsible for the registration teachers and other measures for the regulation of the profession under review and introduce change or provide advice to the Minister as appropriate.of allteachersin South Australia

  • The TRB remains independent of all employers of teachers

  • Not affiliated with DECS, Catholic Education or Independent Schools

  • Important to remember when changing contact details – an employerdoes notforward this information to the Board’s office.

Independent Statutory Authority


Membership of the board
Membership of the Board teachers and other measures for the regulation of the profession under review and introduce change or provide advice to the Minister as appropriate.

16 members appointed by the Governor

  • Not less than half must be registered teachers

  • Independent Chairperson nominated by the Minister

  • Tertiary Sector (1) Legal (1) Parent (1)

  • Employers of teachers :– DECS (3) Independent sector (AISSA) (1) Catholic sector (1)

  • AEU (5 elected reps) IEU (2)

  • All nominees are appointed and gazetted


Registration
Registration teachers and other measures for the regulation of the profession under review and introduce change or provide advice to the Minister as appropriate.

  • Requirement to be Registered: for all who undertake employment as a teacher, principal, director at a pre-school, school or recognised kindergarten

  • Gain Entry To The Register of Teachers (Provisional Registration): must meet 4 year qualifications, professional standards, fitness and propriety & mandatory notification eligibility requirements to be registered for up to three years

  • Change of Registered Status: from Provisional Registration to Registered Status: application upon satisfactory completion of 1 year (200 teaching days) in Australia or New Zealand

  • Continuing Registration: On application to renew teacher registration every three years, teachers must satisfy the Board that they meet professional standards and all other requirements including fitness and propriety and Mandatory Notification Training requirements.


Urgent registration preparation
Urgent Registration preparation: teachers and other measures for the regulation of the profession under review and introduce change or provide advice to the Minister as appropriate.

Evidence of English language proficiency - requirements as of 1 March 2011

Overseas Criminal History Checks -

Proof of Identity – full birth certificate

Overseas qualifications – assessment of qualifications before application for registration

Translation of documents into English

Fitness and Propriety Declarations

Registration Fees on application


Lodging an application
Lodging an Application teachers and other measures for the regulation of the profession under review and introduce change or provide advice to the Minister as appropriate.

Be prepared

Any matters which require forward planning attend to soon

Lodge your application for registration as a teacher

EARLY, well before the completion of your program – as the process can take time

There is no closing date.


For assistance contact the Board’s office: teachers and other measures for the regulation of the profession under review and introduce change or provide advice to the Minister as appropriate.

Teachers Registration Board of S.A.

Postal Address: PO Box 3649 Rundle Mall

Office: Level 6, 70 Pirie StreetAdelaide SA 5000

Telephone: 08 8226 2666

Fax: 08 8226 2667

Email:[email protected]

Web:www.trb.sa.edu.au


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