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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 set out below are subject to annual CPI increases:



Application fee for registration as a teacher


Application fee for renewal of registration as a teacher



Annual Fees


One year (or less)


Two years


Three years


Four years


Five years





Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check


Application fee for assessment of qualifications for registration*



Late payment


Application made less than one month before expiry of registration


Application made within one month following expiry of registration


Penalty for default in payment of annual fee


Fee for replacement of certificate of registration



Special Authority to Teach


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


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

$260 for initial year + $110 per additional year


Initial Teacher Education providers


Application fee for accreditation of an initial teacher education program


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

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 If an application is withdrawn or an application for registration is unsuccessful, the registration fee will be refunded.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 August 2014.

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.