1. Would the work undertaken in the role of Education Officer, within a private organisation or other government department, count towards the professional engagement requirement for renewal of registration?
No. For a person to be deemed as teaching, duties must include either delivering and assessing student performance in an educational program implementing a prescribed curriculum or administering such a program.
For the purpose of teacher registration with the TRBWA, the following curriculums are recognised as prescribed curriculums -
- Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, part of the national education and care services quality framework and referred to in the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012 regulation 254(1)(a);
- the national school curriculum, known as the “Australian curriculum”, developed and administered under the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act 2008 (Commonwealth) section 6(a);
- the outline of curriculum and assessment in schools established by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority under the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Act 1997 section 9(1)(a);
- a course developed, or caused to be developed, by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority under the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Act 1997 section 9(1)(c);
- a course accredited by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority under the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Act 1997 section 9(1)(d);
- an alternative curriculum framework published by ACARA on its Recognition Register;
- a course registered as accredited on the State Register under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Victoria) as being suitable for the purposes of a certificate in general education for adults;
- the Advanced Placement Program, developed by the College Board (USA);
- the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme offered by the International Baccalaureate educational foundation.
2. I am teaching overseas and hold Provisional Registration. Can I apply for Full Registration whilst teaching overseas?
Individuals that have neither taught nor studied in the Australian teaching and educational context are generally considered by the TRBWA to be unable to fully meet the Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia
In order to be in a position to meet the Professional Standards, it is a requirement that the teacher has 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.