Fit and proper requirements

​​​A person must be assessed as a fit and proper person to be registered as a teacher.

When determining whether a person is a fit and proper person to be registered, the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) must have regard to:

  • the person's history of compliance with or any relevant decision under the Teacher Registration Act 2012 (Act) or any laws in other Australian States or a Territory or New Zealand that deal with the registration of teachers
  • the person's criminal history as provided by the national criminal record check and overseas criminal record check/s (if a person, has resided as an adult in a country other than Australia for a cumulative period of 12 months or more)
  • whether a person has responded honestly to questions on their application
  • whether the person's behaviour does not meet a standard generally expected of a teacher, or shows the person is not of good character
  • whether the person has failed to pay any costs, expenses or fines payable by them under the Act
  • any other matters relating to the person that the TRBWA considers appropriate.

Request for fit and proper advice

Fit and Proper policy

Consideration of criminal history

Last modified: 7/09/2016 9:13 AM