Functions of the Board
The functions of the Board are:
- to administer the provisions of this Act for the regulation of the teaching profession;
- to promote the teaching profession and professional standards for teachers;
- to confer and collaborate with teacher education institutions with respect to the appropriateness for registration purposes of teacher education courses;
- to confer and collaborate with teacher employers, the teaching profession, teacher unions or other organisations and other bodies and persons with respect to requirements for teacher registration and professional and other standards for teachers;
- to confer and collaborate with other teacher regulatory authorities to ensure effective national exchange of information and promote uniformity and consistency in the regulation of the teaching profession within Australia and New Zealand;
- to keep the teaching profession, professional standards for teachers and other measures for the regulation of the profession under review and to introduce change or provide advice to the Minister as appropriate.
In undertaking its functions the Board has the welfare and best interests of children as its primary consideration.
The Board’s mission is to foster a profession of capable and effective teachers who are well prepared to teach, are supported in their professional growth, and who practise at a consistently high standard.