Teacher Registration - Northern Territory


Only persons who are registered under the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act may be employed to teach in Northern Territory schools.

The Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory (the Board) assesses each applicant's qualifications, competence to teach and if the person is a fit and proper person to teach, to determine eligibility for registration or the granting of authorisation to employ.

Under the Mutual Recognition (Northern Territory) Act 1992 and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (Cth), teachers registered with another registration authority in Australia or New Zealand are eligible to register in the Northern Territory provided they complete the application form, pay the requisite fee and provide a certified copy of their current interstate/New Zealand registration certificate and proof of identity.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Under legislation the minimum requirement for teacher registration in the Northern Territory is a four-year teaching qualification or equivalent.




2019-2020 fees:

$90 2020 Annual Registration
$138 Form A New Applicants
$90 Form A CDU and BIITE Applicants
$126 Form B (MRs)
$139 Form C New Applications
$90 Form C Repeat Applications

$28 Letter of Professional Standing

Act(s) name

Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act 2004 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Regulations 2010 Northern Territory

Additional information

The documentary evidence required to accompany your application includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • certified copy of birth certificate/extract of birth certificate or passport;
  • certified copy of current photo ID;
  • certified copies of documentary evidence of all names and name changes (if applicable);
  • certified copies of teaching qualifications, including final academic transcripts;
  • original results of a criminal history record check conducted within 3 months of date of application submission.

Administering agency

Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Operating address: Level 4
22 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 1675
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1800110302
Phone: 0889449388
Fax: 0889449444
Email: trb@nt.gov.au
Website: http://www.trb.nt.gov.au (Opens in new window)