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Fee Structure

Registration fees are the only funding source for the Teachers Registration Board. The fee supports the work undertaken by the Board to administer the provisions of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 and Teachers Registration and Standards Regulations 2016.

Fees are set out below:

Fee Category


Registration Fee - up to 3 years


Renewal of Registration Fee - 3 years


Special Authority Fee - up to 3 years


Special Authority Fee - up to 1 year


Assessment of Qualifications Fee


Reinstatement Fee


Replacement Certificate Fee


Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check


* includes the compulsory $25 Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check History Check Fee

Reinstatement Fee

If a person's name has been removed from the Register following failure to renew registration before the expiry date an additional fee of $100 is required, i.e. $330 registration fee for up to three years period plus the $25 police history check fee plus the $100 reinstatement fee.

Please note: there is no "grace period" after the expiry date.

Payment of Fees

Fees must be paid before an application can be processed. If an application is withdrawn or an application for registration is unsuccessful, the registration fee will be refunded. An assessment of qualifications fee or police history check fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Payment can be made by Cheque, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard. Please note if you pay via Visa or MasterCard a Card Verification Value (CVV) number is required. CVV is a security feature for credit card transactions. The CVV number is located on the back of the Visa or MasterCard. The number is a separate group of 3 digits to the right of the signature strip. All applications are dealt with in a confidential manner.

The credit card and CVV numbers will be destroyed once an application has been processed.

Fee Information for 15 August 2014

The Teachers Registration Board is an Independent Statutory Authority established to regulate the teaching profession. The Board is funded through the collection of registration fees. It receives no funding from government.

The Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 sets the period of registration as 3 years paid in advance. The Board considers anticipated income and expenditure over a three year cycle. The budget is set in advance and needs to take into consideration increases in operating expenses as well as allow for resources to address new initiatives particularly work undertaken on a national basis over the next 3 years.

Fees were last increased on 15 August 2014. All teachers who have renewed registration as part of the 3 year cycle have paid the same fee - $330 plus $25 for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check.

The fee of $330 plus $25 for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check enables a teacher to be a member of the teaching profession, to be employed as a teacher and earn a salary as a teacher. It equates to $110 per year or $2.15 per week and is tax deductable.

The cost of teacher registration is relatively low compared to fees of other professions and occupations. TRT salaries range from around $257 - $427 per day. The registration fee equates to around 1 to 1.5 days salary as a Temporary Relief Teacher over a 3 year period.

The TRB can grant registration but can also cancel, suspend or impose sanctions on registration. This is done by peer review and is a critical factor in ensuring only competent and fit and proper persons have the care of children and young people. This provides assurance to other members of the profession as well as the wider community.