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Committees of the Board

Under Section 25 of the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act, the Board may establish committees as it considers appropriate to assist the Board in performing its functions. A committee is to be comprised of one or more members of the Board and any other persons as the Board considers appropriate. The Board has four committees to assist it to perform its functions.

All the committees make a significant contribution to the work of the Board in reviewing processes, developing policy, promoting the profession and fulfilling the regulatory and professional responsibilities for the Board under the Act. The committees can make recommendations to the Board on matters that have been referred to them by the Board. Membership of the committees is by invitation.

Standards and Professional Learning Committee (SPLC)

The SPLC fulfils the functions outlined in Section 11 (e) (f) (h) (i) of the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act which are:

  • To liaise with the Agency administering the Education Act in relation to strategic priorities for professional development of teachers in the territory
  • To develop and improve professional teaching standards
  • To liaise with employers of teachers in the Territory in relation to developing the competencies of teachers during the early stages of the teachers' careers
  • To research and promote best practice in teaching in the Territory

Employer Reference Committee (ERC)

The Employer Reference Committee is to be established to:

  • Facilitate the exchange of information between employers of teachers and the Teacher Registration Board on matters to do with teacher registration and authorisation policy and procedures, disciplinary procedures and compliance
  • Provide advice to the Board on the implementation of the objectives of the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act  with regard to registration, authorisation and disciplinary procedures
  • Provide advice to the Board on risk and risk management with regard to registration of teachers.

The ERC also fulfils the function outlined in Section 11 (f) of the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act which is:

  • To develop and improve professional teaching standards

Initial Teacher Education Committee (ITEC)

The ITEC fulfils the functions of the Board outlined in Section 11 (d) of the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act which is:

  • To accredit education courses and liaise with institutions providing education courses

The ITEC forms panels to assess and accredit initial teacher education courses and advises the Board of recommendations with regards to pre-service teacher education programs. The ITEC plays a significant role in ensuring that graduates of initial teacher education programs in the Northern Territory meet the Australian Professional Graduate Standards for Teachers.

Committees of the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory (word 55 kb)