Automatic Deemed Registration, also known as the Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) scheme commenced on 1 July 2021. The AMR scheme is part of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth).

For the occupation of teaching, the AMR scheme would allow teachers who are registered in one jurisdiction in Australia (the home jurisdiction) to be able to teach in another Australian jurisdiction (the host jurisdiction), without the need to become registered in the host jurisdiction. This is distinct from Mutual Recognition (MR) where a teacher who is registered in one jurisdiction, is able to become registered in another jurisdiction based on their nominal registration.

The Northern Territory government has exempted the teaching profession from participating in the AMR scheme. This exemption is in place until 30 June 2027. This means that teachers are not currently able to use the AMR scheme to work as a teacher in the Northern Territory.

The Board is supportive of teacher mobility and development through the Mutual Recognition process. The Board continues to ensure that only people who are appropriately qualified, competent and fit and proper are registered as teachers, to ensure children are safe in schools and learn to their full potential.

Further information relevant to the exemption from the AMR scheme and how it affects teachers and employers, please refer to the information sheets below:

Information for Teachers

Information for Employers

You can view the Declaration of Exemption on the Federal Register of Legislation using this link: Mutual Recognition (Teacher Registration Exemption—Northern Territory) Declaration 2022 (