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Full Registration Professional Learning Requirements Effective 1 January 2011. National Consistency of Registration Practices. Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory Queensland College of Teachers NSW Institute of Teachers ACT Quality Teacher Institute
Professional Learning Requirements
Effective 1 January 2011
Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory
Queensland College of Teachers
NSW Institute of Teachers
ACT Quality Teacher Institute
Victorian Institute of Teaching
Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania
Teachers Registration Board of South Australia
Western Australian College of Teaching
New Zealand Teachers Council
On 14 October 2011, State and Territory Ministers have endorsed nationally consistent registration practices. This will ensure portability of registration across Australia and the Tasman.
From 1 January 2013
Professional Learning in the context of your work: professional learning takes place on a daily basis in schools for the improvement of student outcomes
The Board identifies two key elements in maintaining professional competence for the purposes of registration renewal over the five year period:
Teachers provide evidence of meeting renewal requirements (other than the payment of fees) annually or on the fifth anniversary of their registration renewal.
Means having practiced as a teacher in a Northern Territory government or non-government school for one year (180 days FTE) within the five year period of registration. This practice can also be taken in another Australian State or Territory or (under certain circumstances) overseas.
Professional learning is integral to raising teaching standards. Teacher professional learning is an ongoing process supported by planned learning activities and programs designed to enhance professional knowledge, practice and engagement.
Teachers and other educators often use the terms “professional learning” and “professional development” interchangeably. The Board uses the term “professional learning” to reflect more accurately that it is not just the knowledge gained in a professional development session that makes the most difference to professional practice, but how this knowledge is applied.
Teachers should be mindful that professional learning takes place on a daily basis in schools and other educational contexts and that these experiences can be identified and recorded for renewal processes.
Professional development can be sourced from a range of providers. It can be:
Update, renew, challenge your skills and knowledge
Some questions to guide your reflection
When a teacher is required to validate their declaration as part of the audit process, the following will be required by the Board: