Renewal of full registration requirements

The requirement to renew Full Registration every five years fulfils the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory’s (the Board) statutory requirements under section 11 of the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act (the Act) ensuring that teachers who are registered, demonstrate ongoing competence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs) at the proficient level. Section 32 of the Act requires teachers to meet the eligibility for registration criteria as a fit and proper person.


At the end of the five year registration period, teachers who hold Full Registration will be required to demonstrate retrospectively:

Currency of Practice 180 days of practice
Professional Learning 100 hours minimum of ongoing engagement in professional learning/professional development
Fit and Proper PersonCriminal History Check (national and/or overseas) current within 2.5 years

For further information please see the Evidence Guide for Renewal of Full Registration Requirements.

Teachers who cannot meet the requirements to renew full registration

The Board acknowledges that some teachers will not be able to meet the requirements for renewal. The online renewal application makes available the opportunity for teachers to indicate they cannot meet the requirements. 

At the time of renewal, teachers who do not meet the requirements for Full Registration are granted Provisional (F) Registration for a term of three years. Teachers granted Provisional (F) Registration will be able to undertake a simpler, alternative process to transition from Provisional to Full Registration.

If a teacher is granted Provisional (F) Registration, they will be considered to be a provisionally registered teacher in all jurisdictions, and if applying for registration in another jurisdiction under Mutual Recognition, their category of registration will be Provisional. 

To apply to transition to full registration from Provisional (F) Registration, complete and submit FORM F PDF.

I have been selected for audit, what now?

The Board will conduct an audit of teachers in the six months following the end of the renewal period.  This is to provide quality assurance that maintaining and renewing the category of Full Registration demonstrates teachers’ commitment to ongoing professional learning, recent currency of practice and clear relationships between the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and a teacher’s practice.  

Selection for audit is random and is based on registration numbers. School leaders have no influence on who is selected for audit, nor does the Teacher Registration Board.  The registration numbers are loaded into a randomising program and selected through this program.

Resources listed below cover how to collect evidence, what constitutes evidence, the audit process and what to provide if audited.

Teachers must take responsibility for becoming familiar with the requirements to maintain and renew Full Registration.

The following resources have been provided to assist teachers: 

For further information email trb@nt.gov.au.