Limited Authority to Teach - Tasmania


You may apply for limited authority to teach (LAT) to enable your school or employer to employ someone for a specific time frame and / or role, only when a suitable registered teacher cannot be found. Please note that LAT holders must also hold a Registration to Work with Vulnerable People.

LAT applications are initiated by the school, who ensures the Board is given the required evidence of recruitment and need. While the LAT is applied for by the school, it is assigned to the individual LAT holder.

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 this registration, you must:

  • have the appropriate skills / experience that an available teacher does not have
  • be ineligible for teacher registration
  • be of good character
  • pay the application fee.

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


For the calendar year within which the application is made.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $52.47 -
Apply Licence All $97.80 Limited authority fee.
Vary Variation All $52.47 Extension of limited authority.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Online Application for a Limited Authority to Teach - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Teachers Registration Act 2000 TAS

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application via the Teachers Registration Board online service.

Approval time

Can take up to four weeks to process and complete.

Administering agency

Department of Education

Teachers Registration Board

Contact details

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

Enquiries, The Registrar

Teachers Registration Board

Department of Education

Operating address: Level 4
2 Kirksway Place
Battery Point
Tasmania 7004
Mailing address: GPO BOX 539
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 5977