Cancellation of registration

The Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) is required to cancel a teacher's registration if the teacher is no longer entitled to be registered. A teacher is not entitled to be registered if:

  • they are convicted or found guilty of an actionable offence
  • issued with a negative notice or an interim negative notice under the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004
  • they don't provide written consent to a criminal history check sought by the TRBWA
  • a qualification relied on for registration is withdrawn or cancelled
  • a qualification relied on for registration was forged or fraudulently obtained
  • information in a registration application about the teaching experience referred to in section 18A(1)(b) of the Teacher Registration Act 2012 that enabled the teacher to gain registration is misleading in a material particular
  • a teacher is in arrears in respect of fees due and payable under the Teacher Registration Act 2012
  • the State Administrative Tribunal orders the cancellation of a teacher's registration.

In certain circumstances, the person may apply to the State Administrative Tribunal for a review of the decision to cancel their registration.

The TRBWA is required to cancel a teacher's registration at the written request of the teacher.

If a teacher's registration is cancelled, their name is removed from the Register of Teachers and they are no longer entitled to teach.