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Does everyone need to complete professional learning?

Professional learning referenced in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers is a compulsory requirement for all registered teachers.

During a three-year term of registration 60 hours of Professional Learning is the minimum requirement for all teachers. Under changes to the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004, registration will now be for a five-year term. Teachers will be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of Professional Learning during this period.

This minimum requirement applies regardless of whether; you are working full-time, part-time, or as a temporary relief teacher, are interstate or overseas, have been on leave from employment (e.g. parenting leave, long service leave, retired) or you are not employed as a teacher.