Registration as a Teacher - Tasmania


You will require this registration if you intend to teach in any Tasmanian school, college or TasTAFE. There are two main registration types for Tasmanian teachers:

  1. Teacher registration (must have an approved teaching qualification comprising of a minimum of 4 years of tertiary / higher education).
  2. Specialist Vocational Educational and Training Registration (SpVET) (must have Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its equivalent, plus Certificate III level industry qualifications).

Applications are assessed by the Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania and this body determines the registration type and category granted to an applicant. Please note that all teachers, including new applicants, will be required to hold a Registration to Work with Vulnerable People.

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 registration, you must:

  • be qualified
  • be of good character and fit to teach
  • be able to communicate at a professional level in the English language
  • hold Registration to Work with Vulnerable People registration.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Teachers with Full or SpVET Registration must meet renewal requirements if educational practice and participation in professional development.
All teachers must continue to be of good character and meet any conditions placed on their registration.


A cycle of registration is usually granted for five years. At the end of the five year cycle teachers Full or SpVET Registration undertake a formal renewal process. Provisionally registered teachers apply to the board for a new cycle of registration.


31 December of the year specified in the registration, determined by payment and cycle.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Online Application for Teacher Registration in Tasmania - Please follow the steps outlined on the website to submit your application.

Act(s) name

Teachers Registration Act 2000 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Teachers Registration Regulations 2011 Tasmania

Application process


Lodgements are made electronically through the TRB online portal.

Documentary evidence to support an application must be provided in hard copy.

Approval time

Approval should take up to four weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Education

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, The Registrar

Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania

Department of Education

Operating address: Level 4
213A Cambridge Road
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address: GPO BOX 539
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 5977