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Enhancing Teacher Registration in South Australia - Legislative Reform


Teachers registration ensures a professional quality standard is applied to all teachers and verifies a person as a qualified teaching professional. The Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 (the Act), legislates how the Board oversees and promotes registration and the teaching profession in South Australia.

Since the Act began operation in 2005, teacher registration within Australia has undergone various changes at both state and national level. In response to these changes, the Minister for Education, Mr John Gardner MP will shortly be releasing a discussion paper ‘Enhancing Teacher Registration in South Australia’. The consultation paper outlines some of the main features of the Act, issues associated with its operation and some suggestions for change. Read the paper here

How can you get involved?

We are seeking stakeholder and community feedback by 31 May 2019.

What changes or additions to the Act would ensure that the profession maintains high standards of expertise, integrity and accountability?

Take a Survey

You can share your thoughts by completing the short survey here.

You are also invited to complete a submission form about the changes you would like to see in the Act or attend one of our information sessions.

Consultation Sessions 

The consultation sessions have now finished. If you would like information about the Working with Children Check, click here.

Making a Submission

You can also provide feedback by emailing or posting a submission to the Legislation Reform Team at or mail to:

Legislation Reform Unit
Department for Education 
GPO Box 1152

Feedback will be accepted until 5.00pm Friday 31 May