About progressing from Provisional to Full Registration (changing your category of registration)
Gaining Full Registration is a significant milestone in a teacher's career and formally recognises their professional growth and achievement of the Proficient career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).
This is a highly valuable process designed to enhance the learning, engagement with learning and wellbeing of students in Tasmanian Schools, Colleges and TasTAFE by encouraging teachers to be reflective and collegial professionals.
Details of the Change of Registration Category Process and how to evidence proficiency are to be found in the Applicant and Panel Handbooks, in fliers and checklists, in the Application Form, and in the other resources provided on this website.
How long do Provisionally Registered Teachers have to undertake the process?
Provisionally Registered teachers have up to five years to complete the change of registration category process but are expected to apply for Full Registration once they have:
I intend to undertake the process, what should I do?
Provisionally Registered Teachers (PRTs) intending to undertake the process to change their registration category need to:
Transition from Provisional to Full Registration
It is your responsibility as the provisionally registered teacher to:
- Initiate this process with your Principal
- Submit an Expression of Interest by the due date to the TRB
- Complete a TRB approved information session and/or the online modules
- Ensure your completed application (including: statement of service; evidence map; evidence of completion of a TRB approved information session and/or the online modules by you and at least one of your panel members) is submitted to the Board by post or in person in accordance with Board policy and process requirements.
Why do I need to transition to Full Registration?
The Teachers Registration Act 2000 (the Act) anticipates that teachers will not remain on provisional registration permanently, and it is a condition that all provisionally registered teachers acquire the necessary experience to become eligible for full registration.
In accordance with the 2011 Ministerial agreements for a nationally consistent approach to teacher registration, a teacher is expected to meet the requirements for full registration within five years from the time they first hold provisional registration.
Moving to full registration is a continuum of professional growth for a teacher as they transition from the Graduate stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to the Proficient career stage.
Statement of Service
When you lodge a Change of Registration Category Application you will need to attach one or more statements of service verifying your completion of at least one year of full-time (or the part-time equivalent of 185 days) satisfactory teaching service within the last five years, post gaining provisional registration.
If you have worked in more than one site it is expected that you will provide a statement of service from the site where your workplace assessment and recommendation was completed. If this does not cover the required satisfactory teaching service you will need to provide statement/s of service from your other sites as well.
Please note that the Teachers Registration Act 2000 defines a practising teacher as 'a registered teacher who is employed as a member of the teaching staff of a school, college or TasTAFE.'
The Board conducts audits of Applications to transition from Provisional to Full Registration on a regular basis.
If your application is selected for inclusion in an audit you (and the principal of the school at which you completed your application) will be contacted and asked to provide the portfolio of evidence your panel assessed prior to the recommendation for Full Registration completed by them and by your Principal. At this time, you will be sent details of how to send the portfolio to the Board and of any other materials required to be sent with the portfolio.
Both you and your Principal should retain your evidence (portfolio) and evidence map (together with a complete copy of your application) for at least 12 months after you receive the email from the TRB informing you that they have received your application.