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Renewal Requirements

Your teacher registration is active until 31 January of the third year following your last registration or renewal. Prior to your registration expiry date you can apply to renew it for a further 3 years. You can check your expiry date on the public register.

The due date for renewal is one month before your registration expires. For example, if your registration expiry date is 31 January 2018, you must meet all renewal requirements and lodge your Application for Renewal of Registration by 31 December 2017.

The Teachers Portal is an invaluable tool for your renewal of registration, and it's easy to sign up for an account. You can use the portal to update your contact details, and access your Application for Renewal of Registration. You must use the portal to record your professional learning activities. 

The renewal requirements

All registered teachers need to meet the renewal requirements to be eligible for renewal. Select your registration status to find out what you need to do.

I hold Provisional Registration

Within your current term of registration you need to have:

I hold (full) Registration

Within your current term of registration, you need to have:

Application for Renewal of Registration

The Application for Renewal of Registration will become available to you in mid October on the Teachers Portal before your registration expiry date.

You will need to:

  • complete all sections of the application in full
  • provide payment of the registration fee
  • upload your certificate of completion for the relevant Mandatory Notification Training course on the Teachers Portal (if not previously supplied).

Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check

You must consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check undertaken by the Board. The Board is unable to accept a National Police Clearance History Check issued for any other purpose. Do not send or obtain a National Police Clearance History Check from any other organisation. Your consent will be sought via your online Application for Renewal of Registration to authorize the Board to conduct a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check.

The consent form requires you to state all names by which you have ever been known e.g. current name, birth name, married name/s and change/s of name. If you have changed your name, you must provide the Board with a certified copy of your change of name document reflecting your current name.

A Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check may take up to six weeks to process depending on individual circumstances.

As the check is conducted by way of electronic data exchange, the Board is unable to provide a copy of the Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check. For further information contact the Board on (08) 8253 9700.

Note: For this renewal cycle the Board has been granted an exemption from its contractual arrangements with Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) regarding the provision of proof of identity documentation. Documentation relating to proof of identity may need to be submitted when you next renew your registration.

Overseas Criminal History Record Checks

If you have resided in any country other than Australia for more than 12 continuous months within your current (three-year) term of registration, you also need to provide an appropriate overseas criminal history record check for each country.

Professional Learning Audit

You will declare on the Application for Renewal of Registration whether you have completed 60 hours of professional learning, and - if you hold (full) Registration - whether you have also completed 60 days of professional practice.

You do NOT need to provide any documentation with your application to support this; however, a sample of Applications for Renewal of Registration will be selected at random and audited by the Board.

You will be notified by email (or letter) if you are selected for the audit. Time will be given for you to update your professional learning record if required. The Board will then access the information from the Teachers Portal on the due date. You will be contacted if further information about your submission is required. You do not need to submit your actual pieces of supporting evidence to the Board unless specifically requested.

What happens if I don't renew my registration?

If you do not renew your registration before the expiry date you will be removed from the register and you will not be able to be employed as a teacher in South Australia. It is an offence to practice as a teacher without current teacher registration.

Should you wish to return to teaching after your registration expires you will need to apply for re-instatement of registration.

 

More detailed information about each of the requirements can be found by clicking on the relevant hyperlinks, or in the Frequently Asked Questions. We encourage you to take some time familiarising yourself with these requirements and how they apply to your circumstances.

If your query cannot be answered by any of the above, please feel free to contact us.