Information for Provisionally Registered Teachers
Below is the information you require to learn about how you may transition from provisional registration to full registration.
- What is the purpose of Provisional registration?
Provisional Registration is granted for three years and is a period of supported induction, or reintroduction following a career break, into the teaching profession in the Northern Territory. During this time the provisionally registered teacher works towards gaining the professional experience and currency of practice that will entitle them to be eligible for Full Registration.
- When can I apply for Full registration?
To be entitled to full registration you must demonstrate that you meet the eligibility requirements for full registration. In addition, it is expected that your teaching practice meets the proficient standards of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and demonstrate this by presenting evidence of your teaching competence to a school-based panel.
You may apply to transition from provisional registration to full registration when you have:
- Completed 180 days of service as a teacher in a school within a five year period;
- Complied with all conditions on your registration, including the Professional Development condition;
- Met all of the eligibility criteria for full registration; and
- Demonstrated your proficiency against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
- What is the process I need to follow to transition from Provisional to Full registration?
- How do I demonstrate my proficiency against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers?
In order to demonstrate your proficiency against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, you will need to prepare a portfolio containing evidence of your teaching practice. Your portfolio must include:
- Two reports on observed teaching practice by a mentor/experienced teacher/principal or their delegate;
- A sample of direct evidence demonstrating your proficiency of practice aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers;
- A log of your professional development activities, in accordance with the Professional Development Framework
Your portfolio should contain evidence that validates your achievement of proficiency against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
The following resources provide further information on the requirements for your portfolio:
The Office of the Board run workshops on developing a portfolio for provisionally registered teachers. See our events page for more information.
- How is my portfolio assessed?
Your principal will assign you a mentor to support you through the process of transitioning from provisional to full registration. Your mentor will be an experienced, fully registered teacher who is able to gain knowledge of you and your teaching practice. Your principal will also appoint a school-based panel who will work together to consider your portfolio, make an assessment and recommendations to the Board about your proficiency in teaching.
- What happens if i do not meet the requirements for full registration within 3 years?
If you have not met the requirements for Full Registration within the three year term of Provisional Registration, you will be required to make an application to the Board requesting a renewal (extension) of your Provisional Registration by completing Form E.
Information for Principals, Panel Members and Mentors
The Office of the Board have a range of resources and professional learning available for those educators who are supporting the provisionally registered teacher to transition.
- Principal Information Package
· Role of the Principal - Graphic
- School Based Panel Information Package
· Role of the School Based Panel - Graphic
- Mentor Information Package
· Role of the Mentor - Graphic
Page last updated: 16 August 2022