A Letter of Professional Standing is a statement that a teacher is held in good stead in a particular jurisdiction. Sometimes this letter is called a 'Letter of Good Conduct' or a 'Statement of Good Standing' or similar. In the case of the TRB-NT, it is a statement that summarises your teacher registration history in the Northern Territory and whether there have ever been any issues in relation to your registration.
Usually teachers request a Letter of Professional Standing from the TRB-NT in response to a request by an overseas jurisdiction, generally because the teacher has requested registration in that country and the relevant registration authority wants to ensure there are no issues in relation to that teacher's registration in the Northern Territory.
Generally, no. There is legislation in Australia and New Zealand which allows a currently registered teacher to register in another state or territory of Australia or in New Zealand under the Mutual Recognition Principle, and arrangements are in place between the TRB-NT and the other registration authorities which allow information to be transferred between both jurisdictions without the need for a formal Letter of Professional Standing.
Sometimes teachers want the TRB-NT to confirm:
Unfortunately the TRB-NT is unable to confirm these issues. The teacher should contact their employer/former employer or supply a current Criminal History Clearance/Working With Children Card to confirm the above.
The Letter of Professional Standing can confirm:
Yes, the TRB-NT is able to supply a letter confirming that you have never been registered in the Northern Territory and why.
Please complete the Application for Letter of Professional Standing (pdf 213 kb | rtf 2.4 mb) and send by post, fax or email and include proof of identity (certified copy of photo ID). A scanned certified copy is acceptable. An application fee of $23.00 applies.