Nationally Consistent Registration of Teachers
In October 2011 the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA), replaced by the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) approved a nationally consistent approach to several elements of teacher registration.
The Teachers Registration Board of South Australia will continue to be responsible for regulating the teaching profession in this state.
We will be working with stakeholders to implement the elements. Any changes to the requirements for teacher registration will be widely publicised.
Further information about the nationally consistent approach to teacher registration can be found at Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and the Education Council websites.
The Board and other teacher regulatory authorities, the Australian Institute for School Leadership (AITSL) and key stakeholders, have been involved in ongoing discussions regarding a nationally consistent approach to key elements of registration. In 2011, the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) now replaced by the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC), approved a nationally consistent approach with respect to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, accreditation of initial teacher education programs, requirements for initial registration, change of registration status, renewal of registration, qualifications, English language proficiency, suitability to teach and mutual recognition.
These changes will not automatically affect currently registered teachers. The Teachers Registration Board will carefully consider steps to be taken to implement these changes progressively over the next few years and appropriately communicate these changes to all teachers and other stakeholders.