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Teachers Registration Act 2000

The Teachers Registration Act 2000 was amended on 1 July 2013. The Act now provides for registration of all teachers employed in TasTAFE and establishes Specialist Vocational Education and Training (VET) registration as a new category of registration.

Specialist VET registration is granted to teachers who can meet the qualification, good character and fitness to teach requirements set in place by the Teachers Registration Board as the standard required of vocational education and training teachers in Tasmania. Specialist VET registration is normally granted for 5 years – this is called the registration cycle. At the end of the registration cycle Specialist VET registration can be renewed.

The Act also allows the Board to grant Specialist VET registration AND general school-sector registration to teachers who have qualifications suitable for both education sectors – vocational and school. Therefore a number of Tasmanian teachers will hold two categories of registration in recognition of their broad educational qualifications - Specialist VET registration and either full or provisional registration for the school sector.



Teachers Registration Regulations 2011

The Teachers Registration Regulations provide for the registration fee structure established by the Board and covers all fees that can be imposed for the various services provided by the Board.

The Regulations have recently been amended and now provide for the following fees:


  • Application for registration

  • Application for renewal of registration

  • Application to change from provisional registration to full registration

  • Annual registration fee

  • Application for limited authority

  • Application for extension of limited authority

  • Limited authority fee

  • Application for verification of qualification –

    • (a) For applicants with overseas qualifications

    • (b) For applicants with Australian qualification that are non-accredited

  • Application for letter of professional standing

  • Application for good character determination


The Regulations set the fees in terms of Fee Units. Fee Units are established by Treasury on an annual basis and may increase each year in response to CPI increases. The Board sets the actual fee amounts by rounding down to the nearest whole dollar, the amount that is derived via the Fee Unit calculation.

Details of the fee amounts are found on our Fees Page and further information on how the Board administers its fees can be found in the Fees and Payments Policy.