Teachers Registration Act

Proposed amendments to the Teachers Registration Act 2000

We are committed to ensuring that public consultation processes are open and transparent and we are seeking your input on proposed amendments to the Teachers Registration Act 2000.

The Draft Bill amends the Act to:

  • close an administrative loophole and ensure only those teachers with current Working with Vulnerable People (RWVP) registration are teaching in our schools
  • allow Tasmania to participate in the Australian Teacher Workforce Data Strategy (ATWD), and other future national data sharing initiatives.

A Fact Sheet provides further information about the proposed changes.

How to make a submission

We must receive all written submissions on the draft Bill by 22 September 2019.

You can make your submission by email or by post.

Email – legislation@education.tas.gov.au

Department of Education
Office of the Secretary
GPO Box 169
Hobart TAS 7001

Important: By submitting your file, you agree to publish it on this website.

Publishing submissions

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our Website.

Submissions will be published once the consideration of submissions has concluded.

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information, please read the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy

Accessibility of submissions

We recognise that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring our information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

We cannot, however, take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Important information to note

  1. Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
  2. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
  3. If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission, clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
  4. Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
  5. We will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

Information provided to us may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.