Registration fees are the only funding source for the Teachers Registration Board. The fee supports the work undertaken by the Board to administer the provisions of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 and Teachers Registration and Standards Regulations 2005.
Fees must be paid before an application can be processed. If an application is withdrawn or an application for registration is unsuccessful, the registration fee will be refunded. An assessment of qualifications fee or criminal history record check fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Fees are set out below:
|Registration Fee - up to 3 years||$325*|
|Renewal of Registration Fee - 3 years||$325*|
|Special Authority Fee - up to 3 years||$325*|
|Special Authority Fee - up to 1 year||$125*|
|Assessment of Qualifications Fee||$110|
|Replacement Certificate Fee||$25|
|Criminal History Record Check Fee||$25|
If a persons name has been removed from the Register following failure to renew registration before the expiry date an additional fee of $100 is required, i.e. $300 registration fee for up to three years period plus the $25 criminal history record check fee plus the $100 reapplication fee.
Please note: there is no “grace period” after the expiry date.
Fee Information for 22 September 2011
The Teachers Registration Board is an Independent Statutory Authority established to regulate the teaching profession. The Board is funded through the collection of registration fees. It receives no funding from government.
The Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 sets the period of registration as 3 years paid in advance. The Board considers anticipated income and expenditure over a three year cycle. The budget is set in advance and needs to take into consideration increases in operating expenses as well as allow for resources to address new initiatives particularly work undertaken on a national basis over the next 3 years.
Fees were last increased on 1 September 2008. All teachers who have renewed registration over the last 3 years have paid the same fee - $270 plus $23 for a National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC).
The fee of $300 plus $25 for a National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) enables a teacher to be a member of the teaching profession, to be employed as a teacher and earn a salary as a teacher. It equates to $100 per year or $1.92 per week and is tax deductable.
The cost of teacher registration fees is relatively low compared to fees of other professions and occupations. TRT salaries range from around $266 - $368 per day. The registration fee equates to around 1 to 1.5 days salary as a Temporary Relief Teacher over a 3 year period.
The TRB can grant registration but can also cancel, suspend or impose sanctions on registration. This is done by peer review and is a critical factor in ensuring only competent and fit and proper persons have the care of children and young people. This provides assurance to other members of the profession as well as the wider community....back to top