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Timeframe for (full) Registration and the Modified Process

Provisionally registered teachers have up to two 3-year terms of registration in which to complete the required satisfactory teaching service and transition to (full) registration.

For clarification of your registration status please contact the Board.

Initial Grant of Provisional Registration

When a teacher is initially granted provisional registration, the term of registration is up to three years, with the condition that the following is included on the registration certificate:

You must acquire the experience and meet the requirements (prescribed by regulation, contained in standards for teachers or determined by the Board) necessary for you to be eligible for (full) Registration.

Renewal of Provisional Registration

Teachers who do not meet the experience and/or the requirements for (full) registration before their initial period of provisional registration is due to expire, may apply for a renewal of their provisional registration for one further term only.

Teachers will need to have met all other renewal requirements, including the completion of 60 hours of professional learning, to be eligible for renewal of provisional registration.

Provisionally registered teachers may have up to two consecutive terms, i.e. a total of up to six years to acquire the necessary requirements for, and successfully transition to, (full) registration.

It is expected that teachers will complete the required teaching service and achieve (full) registration status prior to their next registration expiry date.

The following condition applies to provisional registration and is included on the registration certificate: “You must acquire the experience and meet the requirements (prescribed by regulation, contained in standards for teachers or determined by the Board) necessary for you to be eligible for (Full) Registration, and submit an application to transition from Provisional to (Full) Registration at least three months prior to the expiration of your term of registration.

If teachers are unable to meet the conditions of their provisional registration within two 3-year terms they will not be able to renew their registration again, but instead they will need to apply for provisional registration under a modified process. 

Re-application for Provisional Registration ( Modified Process) 

Teachers will need to make a new application for provisional registration and will be required to provide an explanation as to why they have not complied with the condition of their previous provisional registration to meet the requirements for (full) registration.

Teachers applying for provisional registration under the modified process must have completed 60 hours of professional learning referenced against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Teaching experience remains current for five years only.

The Board will consider the individual merits of each application under the modified process to determine whether or not to grant provisional registration. The Board will look at the efforts taken by a teacher to attain the experience and/or requirements for (full) registration during their previous terms of provisional registration, together with any explanations as to why the teacher has been unable to successfully transition to (full) registration.

In some circumstances, an application will be placed before a sub-committee of the Board for hearing and determination.  In such circumstances, the teacher is entitled to appear before the Board and make submissions.

If the Board does grant an applicant provisional registration it will be an expressed condition of the grant that the teacher acquire the necessary experience and/or requirements to move to (full) registration. Further conditions may also be imposed.

If a teacher does not transition to (full) registration within the term of this registration, they will again need to re-apply for provisional registration under this process.

Exceptional Cases 

It is an expectation that all provisionally registered teachers will transition to (full) registration in the expected timeframes.

However, the Board acknowledges that there may be exceptional cases that warrant the exercise of its discretion to depart from policies and practices.

Examples of when the Board’s discretion may be used include where teachers are:

  • unable to gain regular employment as a teacher, such as those who are working on a temporary, casual or part-time basis;
  • in remote areas or across different settings;
  • on extended leave, or unable to work due to illness or disability.

The manner in which the Board may exercise its discretion will also depend on the circumstances unique to an individual.