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Fees

Your registration fees support the work undertaken by the Board to serve the South Australian teaching profession and protect the best interests of the 300,000 learners in its care. These duties and the fee structure below are set out in the Teachers Registration and Standards Regulations 2021, which have been approved to take effect from 1 July 2021, subject to the transitional provisions in the amended Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 and the Regulations.

Fees

Fees set out below are subject to annual CPI increases:

Application

Fees

Application fee for registration as a teacher

$179

Application fee for renewal of registration as a teacher

$103

   

Annual Fees

 

One year (or less)

$113

Two years

$226

Three years

$338

Four years

$451

Five years

$564

   

Other

 

Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check

$25

Application fee for assessment of qualifications for registration*

$133

   

Late payment

 

Application made less than one month before expiry of registration

$25

Application made within one month following expiry of registration

$103

Penalty for default in payment of annual fee

$75

Fee for replacement of certificate of registration

$30

   

Special Authority to Teach

 

Application fee for a Special Authority to Teach (12 months or less)

$267

Application fee for a Special Authority to Teach (more than 12 months)

$267 for initial year + $113 per additional year

   

Initial Teacher Education providers

 

Application fee for accreditation of an initial teacher education program

$2,563

*Required if you studied for initial teacher education qualification in a country other than Australia or New Zealand

Fee Schedule Showing Indexation

Fees are subject to annual indexation in the Regulations. Indexation is calculated using the Australian Bureau of Statistics Consumer Price Index for Adelaide for the year ending 30 September in the previous calendar year, and applicable fee increases are rounded to the nearest dollar.

The indexation for the year ending 30 September 2021 provided a 2.5% annualised inflation rate for 2022.

The fees subject to indexation are shown below. 

Item Number

Description

Fees as at 1 July 2021

Relevant Indexation Factor

new Fee to apply from 1 February 2022

1 Application fee for the accreditation of the ITE Program $2500 1.025 $2,563
2 Application fee for registration as  a teacher $175 1.025 $179

3

Application for renewal of registration as a teacher

$100

1.025

$103

4

Administrative fee for late application for renewal

 

 

 

4(a)

Less than 1 month before expiry (not indexed)

$25

1.000

$25

4(b)

Within 1 month after expiry

$100

1.025

$103

5

Annual Fee

 

 

 

5(a)

Period that is less than one year

$110

1.025

$113

5(b)

One year of the registration period (may be apportioned under sec 24(1)(e) to the number of complete months out of 12)

$110

1.025

$113

5(c)

Multiple years

 

 

 

5(c)(i)

2 years

$220

1.025

$226

5(c)(ii)

3 years

$330

1.025

$338

5(c)(iii)

4 years

$440

1.025

$451

5(c)(iv)

5 years

$550

1.025

$564

6

Penalty for default in payment of annual fee (not indexed)

$75

1.000

$75

7

Application fee for assessment of qualifications for registration

$130

1.025

$133

8

Fee for replacement certificate (not indexed)

$30

1.000

$30

9

Application fee for Special Authority to teach

 

 

 

9(a)

12 months or less

$260

1.025

$267

9(b)

More than 12 months - initial 12 months as in part (a) 

$260

1.025

$267

 

PLUS each additional year or part thereof

$110

1.025

$113

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 criminal 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.

Further Information

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.

Under amendments to the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004, passed in 2020, the period of registration is five years. An application fee for registration or renewal is paid upfront, along with $25 for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check. Applicants can then choose to pay annual fees upfront for between one year and five years. Paying multiple years upfront will avoid CPI increases for those years.

Fees were last increased in July 2021.

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.