Registration as a Teacher - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to teach in a public or private school or educational institution in Tasmania. There are two main registration types for Tasmanian teachers:

  • teacher registration (must have an approved teaching qualification comprising a minimum of 4 years higher education or study)
  • specialist vocational educational and training registration (must have Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its equivalent, plus Certificate III level industry qualifications).

Applications are assessed by the Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania and this body determines the registration type and category granted to an applicant. Please note that all teachers, including new applicants, will be required to hold a Registration to Work with Vulnerable People.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for full or provisional registration, you must:

  • have contributed to educational practice and have the education and experience that, in the opinion of the Board, are sufficient to warrant registration
  • have complied with any requirements of the Board during any period of provisional registration
  • be of good character
  • be able to communicate at a professional level in the English language
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or hold permanent residency status in Australia, or hold a visa to work in Australia
  • be willing to undergo continuing professional development
  • submit to a police check
  • hold a working with children registration
  • pay the relevant application fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Full or provisional registration does not exceed five years.


31 December of the year specified in the registration.





Online Application for Teacher Registration in Tasmania - Please follow the steps outlined on the website to submit your application.



Lodgements are made electronically through the TRB online portal.

Administering agency

Department of Education
Teachers Registration Board

Act(s) name

Teachers Registration Act 2000 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, The Registrar
Department of Education
Teachers Registration Board

Operating address:
Level 4
2 Kirksway Place
Battery Point
Tasmania 7004
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6165 5977

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