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Renewal Requirements

Emails outlining the renewal requirements for teachers who hold registration with an expiry date of 31 January 2023 were sent out in early June 2022. If you did not receive the email, please contact the Board at You can apply to renew your registration for a five-year period with a full or annual payment option.

Those gaining registration for the first time from 1 July 2021 will be due to renew their registration by 31 December up to five years from their initial registration date. Prior to your registration expiry date, you can apply to renew your registration for a further five year period with a full or annual payment option. You can check your expiry date on the public register.

The Teachers Portal is an invaluable tool for your renewal of registration, and it's easy to sign up for an account. Read our step-by-step guide on how to sign up for a portal account. You can use the portal to update your contact details and access your Application for Renewal of Registration.

You must use the portal to record your professional learning activities. 

The renewal requirements

All registered teachers need to meet the renewal requirements to be eligible for renewal. Select your registration status to find out what you need to do.

I hold Provisional Registration

Within your current term of registration you need to have:

I hold (full) Registration

Within your current term of registration, you need to have:

Application for Renewal of Registration

Teachers who are due to submit their application for renewal of registration by 31 December 2022 can access their renewal form on the teachers portal from 10 October 2022. Please note that if your renewal application is submitted after 31 December, you will incur a late fee and your application may not be processed in time for you to begin teaching in Term 1. If you have made no application for renewal by the final cut-off date of 31 January 2023, you will be unfinancial and you will not be able to teach.

An initial reminder email was sent to all renewing teachers in June 2022. If you have not received it, please contact the Board via email at:


Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check

You must consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check undertaken by the Board. The Board is unable to accept a National Police Clearance History Check issued for any other purpose. Do not send or obtain a National Police Clearance History Check from any other organisation. Your consent will be sought via your online Application for Renewal of Registration to authorize the Board to conduct a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check.

The consent form requires you to state all names by which you have ever been known e.g. current name, birth name, married name/s and change/s of name. If you have changed your name, you must provide the Board with a certified copy of your change of name document reflecting your current name.

A Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check may take up to six weeks to process depending on individual circumstances.

As the check is conducted by way of electronic data exchange, the Board is unable to provide a copy of the Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check. For further information contact the Board on (08) 8253 9700.

Working with Children Check (WWCC)

On 1 July 2019, a WWCC became a mandatory requirement for anyone in South Australia who works with children. Working with Children Checks will be valid for five years from the date of issue. Read more about WWCC here

Overseas Criminal History Record Checks

If you have resided in any country other than Australia for more than 12 continuous months within your current (three or five-year) term of registration, you also need to provide an appropriate overseas criminal history record check for each country.

Professional Learning Audit

You will declare on the Application for Renewal of Registration whether you have completed 60 hours of professional learning, and - if you hold (full) Registration - whether you have also completed 60 days of professional practice.

Please note: you will be expected to complete 100 hours of professional learning within your subsequent 5 year period of registration.

You do NOT need to provide any documentation with your application to support this; however, a sample of Applications for Renewal of Registration will be selected at random and audited by the Board.

You will be notified by email (or letter) if you are selected for the audit. Time will be given for you to update your professional learning record if required. The Board will then access the information from the Teachers Portal on the due date. You will be contacted if further information about your submission is required. You do not need to submit your actual pieces of supporting evidence to the Board unless specifically requested.

What happens if I don't renew my registration?

If you do not renew your registration before the expiry date you will be removed from the register and you will not be able to be employed as a teacher in South Australia. It is an offence to practice as a teacher without current teacher registration.

Should you wish to return to teaching after your registration expires you will need to apply for reinstatement of registration.

If your qualifications total three years of higher education study, you may not be able to return to the Register. Please contact us on 8253 9700 for further information before allowing your registration to expire.