The Teacher Registration Board has a statutory responsibility under the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act to ensure that only persons who are fit and proper, and who are appropriately qualified, are employed as teachers in the Northern Territory.
The Act makes provision for the Board to fulfil this responsibility in a number of ways, including through involvement in Pre-service teacher education. The Act requires the Board to accredit teacher education courses in relation to standards, to assess the relevance of courses to the teaching profession in the Territory and to make recommendations to the Minister for Education in relation to the minimum qualifications and other requirements for registration.
The Board uses the standards, guidelines and processes for the approval of pre-service teacher education programs contained in the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia - Standards and Procedures April 2011 and Guide to the Accreditation Process April 2012.
The following courses were recommended to the Minister in February 2013 and are approved until December 2017.
Programs accredited from 2013 have been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consisten with the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia: Standards and Procedures. Graduates of the course listed below will be eligible for registration to teach in schools across all Australian state and territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as English proficiency and suitability to teach.
The following courses were recommended to the Minister in June 2010 and approved until December 2014
The following courses were recommended to the Minister in September 2007 and were approved until December 2012. These courses have received approval from the Board to be extended to the end of 2013.
The following program was recommended to the Minister in November 2006 and is approved until December 2014.
The following courses were extant at the time the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act was passed in 2004, and therefore were deemed suitable for the purposes of registration but have not been formally assessed.
The Institute introduced two new courses which were recommended to the Minister in June 2011