Teachers Registration Board of the Northern Territory

How to apply

Are you interested in applying for certification?

National certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers is a national process which is portable across Australia (industrial arrangements are specific to each jurisdiction)

The Teacher registration Board of the Northern territory (TRB) is responsible for information sessions and professional learning to support applicants, principals, and panel members in making informed decisions when considering applying for certification and throughout the certification process.

The AITSL Self Assessment Tool (SAT) will assist all teachers with reflection on their own practice, planning for professional learning activities and as a basis for constructive discussions with colleagues to improve teaching. The SAT will provide the scaffolding required to foster effective professional conversations with coaches and mentors. It will also support aspirants for certification at Highly Accomplished or Lead career stages to assess their readiness to apply.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for certification at the Highly Accomplished and Lead teacher career stages the applicant must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency
  • have full registration with teacher registration Board of the Northern Territory
  • have been assessed as satisfactory in their
    • two most recent annual performance assessments for those applying for Highly Accomplished career stage and
    • three most recent annual performance assessments for those applying for Lead career stage.

Online Registration

Interested applicants will need to submit an online registration by logging-in to online services.  A help-sheet can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website.  Please contact Manager Certification to discuss application dates.

Cost of an application

Each individual application will incur a cost (non-refundable) of $1825 (this is not expected to cover the full cost of certification) which will be paid to the TRB in two (2) payments:
  1. Prior to submitting Stage 1 $925
  2. Prior to submitting Stage 2 – Site Visit (if successful at stage 1) $900