Permit to Teach - Australian Capital Territory


You will require a permit if you intend to teach in a school without teaching qualifications.

This authorisation is available for applicants intending to take on a specific teaching role for a specified period of time. It is granted where there is not a registered teacher available to fill a position and when an applicant for the position does not meet the eligibility requirements for either full or provisional registration.

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 will need to ensure that you meet the following criteria:

  • specialist knowledge, training, skills or qualifications, or have completed a teaching qualification as deemed satisfactory by the agency
  • 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.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application Fee:

  • 1st 3 months of registration year - $110.00
  • 4th, 5th and 6th month of registration year - $85.00
  • Last 6 months of registration year - $55.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Renewal All $110.00

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

ACT Teacher Quality Institute Act 2010 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

ACT Teacher Quality Institute Regulation 2010 Australian Capital Territory

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.