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Role of the Registrar

Pursuant to section 34 of the Act the Registrar, or a person authorised by the Registrar, may conduct an investigation. The Registrar is required to investigate complaints referred and to exercise “prosecutorial discretion”. In undertaking this investigative and prosecutorial role the Registrar acts independently of the Board and is not directed by the Board in respect to the investigation of specific complaints. The Registrar may use this discretion by the way of a warning letter to a teacher in appropriate circumstances after all of the information has been assessed.