Professional standards

​​​​​It is a requirement of registration that you are able to meet the Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia​ at:

Are you applying for Provisional Registration?

To be eligible for Provisional Registration, you need to be able to meet the Professional Standards at the Graduate Level. If you have graduated from an accredited initial teacher education program within the five years prior to application, you are deemed to have met the Professional Standards at the Graduate Level.

Do you currently hold Provisional Registration?

If you currently hold Provisional Registration, before your registration expires, you will need to apply to transition to Full Registration. (The Board will only consider renewing Provisional Registration in exceptional circumstances). 

To transition to Full Registration, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the Professional Standards at the Proficient Level. To be in a position to meet the Professional Standards at the Proficient Level, it is a requirement that you have taught for a minimum period of 100 days in one or more Western Australian educational venues or other Australian or New Zealand schools in the 5 years prior to application.

Meeting the Professional Standards when transitioning to another registration category is generally based on an assessment of evidenc​e at the school/workplace level and is verified by a declaration from an appropriate person. The declaration must be against a range of substantive evidence and must confirm that all of the Professional Standards have been met.

In circumstances where it is not possible to obtain a declaration from an appropriate person, the TRBWA Professional Standards Policy states that the TRBWA may accept a direct submission of evidence with an application for Full Registration.

Circumstances where a direct submission of evidence may be accepted include, but are not limited to, casual/relief/contract teachers who teach at many schools for only limited days or have prolonged periods of non-teaching between contracts/relief days.

For more information on this option, please refer to the 'Information for Applicants - Direct Submission of Evidence' form or contact the TRBWA at info@trb.wa.gov.au.

Evidence requirements

When evidencing that the Professional Standards have been met, you are required to take into account all of the focus areas and level descriptors under the seven standards. 

The evidence requirement information sheet provides more detailed information. The TRBWA has developed a Guide to Evidencing the Professional Standards to assist teachers in collecting evidence to demonstrate that they meet the Standards at the Proficient Level. Please refer to the publications section of the TRBWA website for further information.

For further information please refer to the Professional Standards Policy.

Do you currently hold Full Registration?

If you currently hold Full Registration and wish to renew your registration, you need to continue to meet the Professional Standards at the Proficient Level.

When applying for the renewal of registration you are required to complete a self-declaration to confirm you continue to meet all the Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia.

Note that you are not required to submit evidence of meeting the professional standards with your application. Evidence may, however, be requested to verify your self-declaration.

If you do not continue to meet the Professional Standards at the Proficient Level, you will not be eligible to renew your Full Registration.  If you continue to meet all other requirements for registration, except the Professional Standards, you may wish to apply to Transition to Non-Practising Registration.  

Last modified: 20/03/2017 2:53 PM