Registration as a Teacher - Tasmania


You will need to be registered as a teacher to teach in a school, college or at TasTAFE. There are two main registration types:

  • Teacher registration - you must have an approved teaching qualification, consisting of a minimum of four years of tertiary / higher education.
  • Specialist Vocational Educational and Training Registration - you must have a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its equivalent, plus Certificate III level industry qualifications.

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 of good character and fit to teach
  • have the relevant qualifications
  • be registered to work with vulnerable people
  • be able to communicate at a professional level in the English language.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to meet the renewal requirements for educational practice and participation in professional development.


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Teachers Registration Act 2000 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Teachers Registration Regulations 2011 Tasmania

Lodgement process


Lodgements are made electronically through the TRB online portal.

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

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.