Limited Authority to Teach - Tasmania


Schools may apply for a limited authority to teach (LAT) as a temporary measure to fill a skill / experience gap and no suitable registered teacher cannot be found. A LAT enables schools to employ a person who is not a qualified and registered teacher to be employed to teach.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The application for the limited authority to teach must be made by a school.

The person nominated for the LAT must:

  • be of good character
  • be ineligible for teacher registration
  • be registered to work with vulnerable people
  • have the appropriate skills / experience that an available teacher does not have.


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 $59.11

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $110.18

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Limited Authority to Teach (Opens in new window)
General All Limited Authority to Teach - Board Policy - Please consult the contact officer for more information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Teachers Registration Act 2000 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Teachers Registration Regulations 2011 Tasmania

Lodgement process


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

Approval time

20 business days

Administering agency

Department for Education, Children and Young People

Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania

Contact details

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