Statutory Review of the Teacher Registration Act 2012 (WA)

Section 130 of the Teacher Registration Act 2012 (the Act) requires the responsible Minister to review the operation and effectiveness of the Act as soon as practicable after the expiration of four years from its commencement. 

The Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery MLC, requested the Higher Education and Legislative Review Directorate to undertake the review, assisted by a stakeholder reference group. The Minister approved the following terms of reference.

Terms of reference
The review is to inquire into and report on:
    1. The operation and effectiveness of the Act.
    2. The effectiveness of the make-up and operations of the Board.
    3. The need for the continuation of the functions of the Board.
    4. The need for amendments to the Act to ensure:
      1. its provisions operate as intended;
      2. the purposes of the Act are achieved including:
        • a fair and efficient registration system that promotes a skilled teaching workforce;
        • a disciplinary scheme that operates fairly while making the protection of children, and their best interests more broadly, the paramount concern;
        • appropriate oversight by the State Administrative Tribunal;
        • adequate resources are available for the performance of the Board’s functions; and
      3. appropriate consistency with relevant national developments is promoted.
Information paper and call for submissions
The review published an information paper in September 2017, calling for submissions. Submissions closed 17 November 2017.

Published submissions to the review may be consulted here.

A report is to be prepared for the Minister in 2018.
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