The Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 was proclaimed on 31 March 2005.
The Teachers Registration and Standards (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020 was passed by Parliament on 15 October 2020. This Bill amends some aspects of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 (the Act) and features of the Act that were not the focus of the Amendment Bill will essentially be replicated in the new legislation. You can read more about these changes here.
The Amendment Bill requires a new set of Regulations to replace the Teachers Registration and Standards Regulations 2016 and while there are some significant changes, the new set of Regulations will have the same intent and operation as the current Regulations. A consultation period regarding the proposed Regulations is being held between Tuesday 9 February and Monday 1 March 2021. Find out more here.
Freedom of Information
The Teachers Registration Board is a Statutory Authority regulating the teaching profession in South Australia. Members of the public can seek advice or express their views by email, facsimile, telephone or in person (by mutual arrangement).
The Agency holds documents relating to the general registration of teachers, assessment of qualifications and on fitness and propriety matters including consent forms for Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks.
Persons engaged in the administration of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 must adhere to the provisions stated in Section 53 of the Act in relation to the confidentiality of personal information.
Requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 for access to documents should be directed in writing to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Teachers Registration Board of South Australia
PO Box 3649
RUNDLE MALL SA 5000
Further information about Freedom of Information is available at the State Records website.
Information sharing guidelines for promoting safety and wellbeing. (ISG)
The South Australian Ombudsman has developed the Information Sharing Guidelines for promoting safety and wellbeing (ISG). The ISG enables personal information to be shared without consent when it is believed a vulnerable person is at risk of harm (from others or as a result of their own actions). The Teachers Registration Board will seek informed consent in all situations where it is considered safe to do so. A copy of the ISG can be found at http://www.ombudsman.sa.gov.au/isg/.
If you require further information about the release of personal information under the ISG please refer to the TRB website at www.trb.sa.edu.au for more general information. If you are concerned that your personal information has been shared inappropriately, please contact the Registrar, by phone on +61 8 8253 9700.
Other Key Legislation
- Public Sector Act 2009
- Public Sector (Honesty and Accountability) Act 1995
- Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth)
- Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (Cth)
- Freedom of Information Act 1991
- Evidence Act 1929
- Child Protection Act 1993
- Information Privacy Principles 1989
- Acts Interpretation Act 1915
- Education and Early Childhood Services (Registration and Standards) Act 2011
- Education and Early Childhood Services (Registration and Standards) Regulations 2011
For previous versions and revision histories of any South Australian legislation, please visit the South Australian Legislation website.