If the Board considers there is sufficient cause to hold an inquiry the Complaint and accompanying documents will be served upon the teacher (the respondent) with at least 21 days notice of a date of a preliminary conference and will set out particulars of the allegations. Before the inquiry the respondent and their counsel may be provided with a copy of all documents upon which the Board will rely upon when making their determination.
The Registrar is obligated under section 40 of the Act to notify the respondent’s employer (if they are a practising teacher), the Chief Executives of the Department for Education, the Catholic Education Office, the Association of Independent Schools, the Director of Children’s Services and other teacher regulatory bodies in Australia and New Zealand of the commencement of an inquiry.
On completion of an inquiry the respondent or their legal representative are provided with written notice of the outcome of the Inquiry and a copy of the written Reasons for Decision
Section 40 of the Act requires the Registrar to give notice of the outcome of an inquiry to the respondent’s employer (if they are a practising teacher), the Chief Executives of the Department, the Catholic Education Office, the Association of Independent Schools of SA and the other teacher regulatory authorities in Australia and New Zealand.
Section 49 of the Act outlines the respondent’s Right of Appeal against a decision of the Board to be instituted within one month of receipt of the written Reasons for Decision.
A summary of completed Inquiries can be found in Case Summaries. The summary can also be found in our Annual Reports.
Please refer to Information Sheet- Registration Hearing for further information on the conduct of proceedings including preliminary conference, formal inquiry and the outcomes of formal proceedings.