Permit to Teach - Australian Capital Territory


You will require a permit if you intend to teach in a school without necessary 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 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 specified by legislation.


1 year


31 March


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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.

Additional information

Before an application can be made for a permit to teach the employer must make a request to the Agency on behalf of the applicant.

Administering agency

Teacher Quality Institute

Contact details

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