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Code of Conduct


The Board is proposing to develop a Code of Conduct applying to both teachers and unregistered persons who hold a special authorisation to teach under section 30 of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004.

In addition, the Board has adopted the guideline entitled Protective Practices for staff in their interactions with children and young people (2nd edition revised 2019).

Previous Consultation 

Round Table, Consultation Launch

In March 2023 the Teachers Registration Board hosted representatives from the early childhood, primary, and secondary teaching communities, principals, union representatives, employers, and parents.  This event launched the Code of Conduct’s consultation activities, and sought essential, initial feedback from our stakeholder groups.  These conversations informed the next stage of consultation

Code of Conduct Discussion Paper

In the second half of 2022 the Board called for feedback on its Code of Conduct Discussion Paper.  This paper invited responses to questions about the development of the proposed Code.  These questions were based on those that had been raised at the Round Table event.

This consultation phase is now closed.  You can read the original Discussion Paper at: Code of Conduct Discussion Paper. The responses submitted to the Discussion Paper are available at:


Future Consultation

The next round of consultation will take place in early 2023.  Registrations are now open for a series of Focus Group-sessions.  The themes of these Focus Groups have derived from feedback, or questions raised, from the Discussion Paper consultation described above. 

You are welcome to attend as many of these sessions as you wish.  The online and face-to-face session of each theme will cover the same content.

Please note that these are not information sessions.  The purpose of these Focus Groups is for the Board to gain input and ideas about how a Code of Conduct could be developed.   These sessions will provide opportunities for interested parties to contribute to these ongoing conversations, and will be facilitated by Board staff.

Face to Face sessions will be held at 70 Pirie Street, Adelaide. 

Online sessions will be held using Microsoft Teams, and participants will be required to access the session using this software.

To register click on the link(s) of the session you wish to attend.  The sessions, their theme and their date/time are available below.

If you have questions about these sessions, or any element of the consultation the project team can be contacted at

Teaching across the ages.  Teacher conduct from birth to senior secondary

Face to face.  Tuesday 14 March 2023, 3.30pm to 5pm (link to booking)

Online.  Wednesday 15 March 2023, 3.30pm to 5pm


Location: Conduct issues from inner metropolitan to remote schools

Face to face.  Wednesday 29 March 2023, 3.30pm to 5pm

Online.  Thursday 30 March 2023, 3.30pm to 5pm


Teachers Professional and Personal Lives, including the impact of Social Media

Face to face.  Wednesday 5 April 2023, 3.30pm to 5pm

Online.  Tuesday 4 April 2023, 3.30pm to 5pm