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Automatic Mutual Recognition 2021

Proposed Federal Government Automatic Mutual Recognition Scheme

The Australian Government is working to improve occupational mobility that will make it easier for Australians in licensed occupations to move and work across state and territory borders.

The proposed Automatic mutual recognition (AMR) scheme will allow teachers who are registered as a teacher in one jurisdiction to be considered registered to teach in another jurisdiction without the need to apply for mutual recognition with the teacher regulatory body in the subsequent jurisdiction(s).

You can read a copy of the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia's submission on the Exposure Draft Legislation and the Proposed Automatic Mutual Recognition Scheme for Teachers.

Read the draft legislation and consultation paper here.

A copy of the Intergovernmental Agreement can be found here.

Submissions have now closed.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspects of the scheme, please send an email to

This is a measure of the Commonwealth Government.