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Teacher Registration

Registration

  • 10 924 renewal of registration applications were received.
  • 1 816 new applications for registation were received.
  • 1 563 applicaitons were received to move from Provisional to full Registration. 
Applications for Teacher Registration 2019-2020 % 2020-2021 %
Renewal of Registration 9,772 85% 10,924 85.70%
New Applications 1,729 15% 1,816 14.3%
  • Graduates from SA initial teacher education (ITE) providers
1,041 60.2% 1,070 58.9%
  • SA first time applicants (not recent graduates)
203 11.7% 234 12.9%
  •  Intersate (or NZ) registered teachers - Mutual Recognition 
240 13.9% 291 16%
  • Graduates from Interstate ITE providers
143 8.3% 131 7.2%
  • Interstate first time applicants (not recent graduates)
34 2% 42 2.3%
  • Overseas qualified teachers
68 3.9% 48 2.7%
Total Applications 11,501 100% 12,740 100%

*A Mutual Recognition application is used when an applicant holds current teacher registration in another state or territory in Australia or New Zealand.

Application for Transition from Provisional to
(full) Registration Processing
2019-2020 % 2020-2021 %
Number of applications received 1,512   1,563  
  • processed within 1 week
1,357 89.8% 1,407 90%
  • processed within 2 weeks
35 2.3% 36 2.3%
  • processed beyond2 weeks
82 5.4% 83 5.3%
  • returned as incomplete
38 2.5% 33 2.1%
  • exception/in progress
0 0% 4 0.3%
Number of TPR applications audited** 168 11% 156 10%

**A random selection of teachers who transitioned to (full) Registration was audited to monitor and ensure consistency in decision-making

Origin of New Applicants – Overseas Qualified 2019-2020 % 2020-2021 %
Africa 34 30.1% 10 20.9%
Americas 13 11.5% 5 10.4%
Asia 27 24% 12 25%
Europe (excl. UK) 12 11% 4 8.3%
United Kingdom 26 23% 16 33.3%
Middle East 1 1% 1 2.1%
Total 113   48  

 

Movement of Teachers via Mutual Recognition (MRA)

2019-2020 2020-2021
Incoming MRA applicants from other states, territories and NZ 240 291
Outgoing MRA applicants to other states, territories and NZ 310 268

 

Compliance Audit

To ensure only registered teachers are teaching in South Australian schools and early childhood services, the Board undertakes an annual Compliance Audit of all sites.

The audit was conducted in February 2021.

Of the 280 teachers who were followed up as part of the audit,eight teachers were identified as working at an education site unregistered.

It was determined that the incidents were oversights. One was identified as teaching with expired registration, two were early childhood teachers teaching with an expired special authority to teach and five were early childhood teachers teaching unregistered.

The employers were each issued with a warning letter explaining their obligations under the Act.