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Qualification

This section contains Qualification requirements for teacher Registration

Minimum Prescribed Qualifications for Registration

Pursuant to Section 4(1) of the Teachers Registration and Standards Regulations 2005 the qualifications required for registration as a teacher are as follows:

(a)

an approved teacher education degree, diploma or other qualification awarded on satisfactory completion of a tertiary course of pre-service teacher education in pre-school, primary or secondary education that —

 

(i)

is of at least 4 years’ full-time duration or part-time equivalent duration; and

(ii)

includes a practical student teaching component undertaken at a school or pre-school; or

(b)

 
 

(i)

an approved non-teacher education degree, diploma or other qualification awarded on satisfactory completion of a tertiary course that is of at least 3 years’ full-time duration or part-time equivalent duration; and

(ii)

an approved postgraduate degree, diploma or other qualification awarded on satisfactory completion of a tertiary course of pre-service teacher education in pre-school, primary or secondary education that –

 

(A)

is of at least 1 year’s full-time duration or part-time equivalent duration; and

(B)

includes a practical student teaching component undertaken at a school or pre-school.

The Board has determined what is meant by "Tertiary Qualifications", refer to Policy for Qualifications Acceptable for the purposes of registration as a Teacher in South Australia.

Approved Australian Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs

For a list of currently offered approved Australian pre-service teacher education programs, refer to

Approved Education Programs

These lists are updated annually when the SATAC guide is released.

For further information, please contact the Qualifications and Registration Administrators by email at info@trb.sa.edu.au or by phone on +61 8 8226 8153 or +61 8 8226 5981.

Overseas Teaching Qualifications

Applicants who hold overseas teaching qualifications will need to lodge an Application for Assessment of Qualifications to determine whether the minimum prescribed qualifications requirements has been met. 

Assessment of Overseas Teaching Qualifications

An assessment of overseas teaching qualifications is the first step in the process to determine eligibility for registration as a qualified teacher in South Australia. The assessment of overseas teaching qualifications is completed in accordance with the Board's minimum prescribed qualification requirements for registration as a teacher.

>An Application for Assessment of Qualifications can be lodged by post or in person at any time as there is no closing date. An application cannot be lodged electronically.

>Download the application form