Permit to Teach - Australian Capital Territory


You will require a permit if you intend to teach in a school. This permit is for applications who do not hold teaching qualifications necessary to be eligible for full registration but have been offered a teaching position in a school to gain practical experience and progress towards a qualification necessary for full registration.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 this permit you must:

  • have specialist knowledge, training, skills or qualifications, or have completed a teaching qualification
  • have been offered a teaching position in a school where a suitable registered teacher is not available
  • have oral and written English language communication requirements as set out in the regulation
  • be registered to work with vulnerable people
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, have permanent resident status or have a valid work visa allowing you to work in Australia
  • meet any additional requirements set out in the regulation.

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


1 year.


31 March.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Licence All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

ACT Teacher Quality Institute Act 2010 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

ACT Teacher Quality Institute Regulation 2010 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


You may submit your application online or by post. Please see the Agency website for directions on how to submit an online application. On lodgement of your application you must also supply a police certificate.

Administering agency

Teacher Quality Institute

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Teacher Quality Institute

Operating address: Ground Floor
170 Haydon Drive
Australian Capital Territory 2617
Mailing address: PO BOX 263
Jamison Centre, Australian Capital Territory 2614
Phone: 02 6205 8867
Fax: 02 6205 4577