Limited Registration

The category of Limited Registration was created to allow employers the ability to employ suitably qualified people who are not registered teachers to fill specific teaching roles when needed. This category allows an employer or school (applicant) to make an application for teacher registration on behalf of a nominated teacher (nominee).

To be eligible for the grant of Limited Registration the nominee must:

  • have an offer of a teaching position
  • have the required skills, expertise and/or qualification(s) for the duties of the teaching position offered
  • have the English language skills required for teachers in Western Australia
  • be a fit and proper person to be registered.

Applying for Limited Registration

If you are required to teach immediately

Limited Registration allows a nominee to be registered to teach immediately. The application involves the submission of two documents by the employer:

Importantly, a nominee may commence teaching once the Notice is submitted and receipt is acknowledged by the TRBWA.

Ideally, these two forms should be submitted together, although they may be submitted separately. However, please note that a complete application, accompanied by the application fee, must be submitted either at the same time, or, at the very latest, within five days of the submission of the Notice.

If a complete application, along with payment, is not received within 5 days there is no entitlement for the person to continue to teach and any teaching already carried out may be subject to a penalty of $5,000 (first offence) or $10,000 (second or subsequent offences) for both the person teaching and for the employer. Please note that, under the Teacher Registration Act 2012, it is an offence to teach whilst unregistered.

Note: While it is the responsibility of the employer to complete the Notice and Application, you must download and complete the National Police Checking Service (NPCS) Informed Consent Form to be submitted with the application.

Once you have completed, printed and signed the National Police Checking Service Informed Consent Form, please forward it to the TRBWA, together with the application, your 100 points of properly certified identification and supporting documentation required for the application.

To avoid unnecessary delay, please take care when checking the completeness of the documentation.

It is important to note that there may be employer/school-related requirements which a nominee may need to meet before they are able to teach. Employer-related requirements are separate from the TRBWA registration process and are outside of the control of the TRBWA.

If you are not required to teach immediately

If you are not required to teach immediately, an employer is not required to first lodge a Notice, however, if a Notice is not lodged, you may not teach until a successful assessment of the application has been made and you have been granted registration by the TRBWA. To download an application for Limited Registration please click here.

Note: While it is the responsibility of  your employer to complete the application, you must download and complete the National Police Checking Service (NPCS) Informed Consent Form to be submitted with the application.

Once you have printed, completed and signed the National Police Checking Service Informed Consent Form, please forward it to the TRBWA, together with the application, your 100 points of properly certified identification and supporting documentation required for the application.

To avoid unnecessary delay, please take care when checking the completeness of the documentation.

Combined applications

One or more employers or educational venues may combine to offer part-time or relief positions to a single nominee. They should use the one form and identify a 'primary applicant' who will be responsible for the registration fee.

For the renewal of Limited Registration

Submit the Application for Renewal of a Limited Registration form. The nominee must continue to teach as per the current condition(s) of registration relating to subject, educational venue and year group.

Renewal policy

If a renewal application is received at the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) at least 28 days before the registration is due to expire, the registration will continue until the TRBWA finishes processing the application, even if this happens beyond the registration expiry date. An application includes a completed application, payment and supporting documentation.

Should the application not be received 28 days or more prior to the current registration expiry then the registration will expire on the expiry date. In this case, the teacher will be unable to continue teaching after this date until renewal of the registration is granted.

See also:

Limited Registration Qualifications and Skills Policy

Limited Registration – English Language Policy

Last modified: 30/09/2016 9:43 AM