Teachers in the Territory must be able to teach in accordance with professional teaching standards approved by the Board. The Board has approved the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (the Standards) by notice in the Government Gazette . The Standards are a public statement that describes the professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement required of teachers. They reflect the complex role of teaching and comprise seven standards describing what teachers should know and be able to do across four career stages reflecting a continuum of developing professional expertise; graduate, proficient, accomplished and lead.

The Standards underpin many registration decisions of the Board:

  • The Graduate level of the standards is the benchmark for those competing initial teacher education programs and applying for provisional registration
  • Teachers progressing to full registration or renewing their full registration are expected to meet the Standards at the Proficient level
  • Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers is linked to the Accomplished and Lead level of the Standards
  • Disciplinary proceedings consider whether a teacher is demonstrating competence against the Standards.

Please refer to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers for further information.