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Teacher's Obligation to Report - Conditions of Registration

Criminal Charge

Pursuant to section 24(2)(a)(i) of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 (the Act) it is a condition of registration that if the person is charged with or convicted of an offence of a kind specified (which may include offences under the law of South Australia or elsewhere), the person must, within 14 days, give written notice of the charge or conviction to the Board.

For the purposes of this section a 'specified offence' includes

  • any offence for which a term of imprisonment is a penalty (whether or not a penalty of imprisonment was imposed)

or any offence involving

  • Illicit drugs
  • Violence
  • Sexual or indecent behaviour
  • Dishonesty
  • Cruelty to animals.

Unprofessional Conduct

Pursuant to section 24(2)(a)(ii) of the Act it is a condition of registration that if the person is dismissed or resigns from employment as a practising teacher in response to allegations of unprofessional conduct, the person must, within 14 days, give written notice of the person’s dismissal or resignation to the Board.

Improper Conduct Relating to a Child

Pursuant to section 24(2)(a)(iii) of the Act it is a condition of registration that if the person is dismissed or resigns from any employment in response to allegations of improper conduct relating to a child, the person must, within 14 days, give written notice of the person’s dismissal or resignation to the Board.

Pursuant to section 25 of the Act failure to comply with the above conditions may result in a prosecution or an expiation fee of $325. A guilty finding following from a prosecution can incur a maximum penalty of $5,000.