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:
Employer Reference Committee (ERC)
The Employer Reference Committee is to be established to:
The ERC also fulfils the function outlined in Section 11 (f) of the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act which is:
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:
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.