Frequently Asked Questions
Types of Registration
Teachers with provisional registration have met the minimum requirements to become registered as a teacher, including qualification and fitness and propriety requirements. They are considered to have met the Graduate level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).
Once a teacher has completed one year of full-time (or the part-time equivalent of 200 days) teaching experience in Australia or New Zealand within the past five years, and been assessed as meeting the Proficient level of the APST, they are expected to apply for full Registration.
Your certificate of teacher registration will reflect your status, as well as any conditions or notations. ‘REGISTRATION’ means you have (full) Registration status. The public register also reflects a teacher’s registration status, number, and expiry date.
If you hold Provisional Registration with conditions your eligibility to transition to (full) Registration will depend on the nature of your conditions. Please contact the Board about your specific circumstances.
A Special Authority to Teach is not a form of teacher registration, so you are not able to apply for (full) Registration. If you gain Provisional Registration after holding a Special Authority to Teach (e.g. on completion of an initial teacher education qualification) you may only start counting days of teaching service from the date you are granted Provisional Registration.
Moving to (full) Registration is not an automatic process and you must complete an Application to Transition from Provisional to (full) Registration. You are eligible to apply for (full) Registration once you have completed one year of full-time (or the part-time equivalent of 200 days) satisfactory teaching service in Australia or New Zealand in the last five years, and been assessed as meeting the Proficient level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
This certification is not undertaken by the Teachers Registration Board. Please contact the relevant employing authority. The Teachers Registration Board of SA’s public Teacher Register is annotated with Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) details.
Teacher registration certificates will show your current certification status i.e. Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher status.
Time frame to Apply for (full) Registration
You should apply for (full) Registration as soon as practicable once you have completed one year of full-time (or the part-time equivalent of 200 days) satisfactory teaching service. You do not need to wait until the renewal period.
It is a condition of your provisional registration that if you are eligible to apply for (full) Registration you will do so before your current term of registration is due to expire.
If you haven’t been able to undertake sufficient teaching service by the end of your five-year term of Provisional Registration you can apply under an extended transition process.
Seek early assistance by contacting the TRB office to discuss your particular circumstances.
Moving to (full) Registration is not an automatic process and you must submit an Application to Transition from Provisional to (full) Registration. Additionally, if you previously held (full) Registration but allowed the registration to expire for a period of time you would have been granted Provisional Registration upon re-applying.
- continuing your registration past the next expiry date, without which you cannot teach;
- a requirement for all registered teachers, regardless of registration status;
- undertaken in the renewal period at least one month prior to the expiry date.
- for changing your registration status;
- a requirement for teachers with Provisional Registration;
- usually completed only once; and
- undertaken at a time when the requirements have been met.
On approval of your Application to Transition from Provisional to (full) Registration only your registration status will change – not the expiry date – so you will still need to renew your registration at least one month before its next expiry date.
There is no fee to transition to (full) Registration. This process will change your registration status only, not your registration renewal date. You will still need to apply and pay for your renewal of registration at least one month before its next expiry date.
If you are a temporary relief teacher (TRT) it is recommended that you complete the evaluation at a site you work with regularly. It is suggested that you establish a rapport with an appropriate person at that site e.g. Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Deputy Principal to negotiate a process.