Purpose of the reform

The Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004 (the Act) has not been subject to significant legislative review or amendment since it began in 2005. It is time to consider whether the Act continues to provide the best possible framework for a high quality teaching profession in South Australia.

The outcome of a recent national review of teacher registration has just been released and this, coupled with the growing interest in lifting educational outcomes for children by improving teacher quality, and the changing landscape of child protection legislation has prompted the need to review and reform South Australia's teacher registration legislation.

To help you consider the current issues, the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia has prepared a discussion paper which sets out some of the main features of the current Act, issues associated with its operation, relevant recommendations of the national review, and options for change.

We would like to know your responses to the questions posed in this discussion paper - get involved.

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