The objective of the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act (the Act) is to ensure that only persons, who are fit and proper, appropriately qualified and competent to teach, are employed as teachers in the Northern Territory.
The objective is achieved through the establishment of the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory (the Board) to register persons as teachers and to facilitate the continuing competence of teachers in the Territory.
Once registered, a teacher is eligible for continued registration if the Board is satisfied that he/she is a fit and proper person and competent to teach.
One of the functions of the Board is to deal with complaints about teachers, hold preliminary investigations and inquiries in relation to teachers and take disciplinary action under Part 6 of the Act.
The Board’s disciplinary proceedings are quite separate to those instigated by an employer.
The following information assists employers and registered teachers to understand the Board’s disciplinary proceedings and processes.