Any person wanting to teach in a Tasmanian school, the Tasmanian Academy or the Tasmanian Polytechnic (from the 1st of July 2014 this will also apply to TasTAFE) must have full registration, provisional registration or a limited authority to teach (LAT). It is an offence under the Teachers Registration Act 2000 to teach in a Tasmanian school, Academy or Polytechnic without registration or a LAT.
Teacher registration promotes community confidence in the work of Tasmanian teachers and validates registered teachers as highly skilled professionals.
Registration allows the registrant to be legally employed to teach in any Tasmanian school, college, the Tasmanian Academy or the Tasmanian Polytechnic (TasTAFE after 1st July 2013 registration requirements are applied in 2014).
An applicant does not apply for a certain type of registration. All applicants are required to complete the same application process. The Board will determine which registration type and category will be granted to eligible applicants after assessing each application under the provisions of the Teachers Registration Act 2000 and in keeping with Board Policy.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the relevant Board Policies before completing and lodging their application.
Click here to read the Board's Policies.
Click here to read more about the Teachers Registration Act 2000.