The Teachers Registration Amendment Bill 2019 amends the Teachers Registration Act 2000  to:

  • provide the Teachers Registration Board (TRB) with the ability to suspend or cancel a teacher’s registration if that person no longer holds registration to work with vulnerable people under the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 without the need to conduct a time consuming and resource intensive disciplinary process; and
  • allow the TRB to participate in a range of data sharing initiatives.

The final Bill has been tabled and is now available on the Parliament of Tasmania Website.

Consultation and publication of submissions

Public consultation on a draft Bill commenced on 9 September 2019 and concluded on 22 September 2019.

The consultation process was undertaken by the Department for Education, Children and Young People and was subject to the Government’s ‘Publication of Submissions Received by Tasmanian Government Departments in Response to Consultation on Major Policy Issues’ policy.

Further details on the policy and a link to the full document are available on the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.

We received five submissions that are required to be published in accordance with the policy. As the Government’s consideration of all submissions has now concluded, those submissions that are required to be published have been made available.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

What other people have said

Submission 01 – Steve Lockwood_Redacted (PDF, 60.7KB)
Received: 9 September 2019

Submission 02 – Patrick Bakes_Redacted (PDF, 65.5KB)
Received: 9 September 2019

Submission 03 – Drew Baker_Redacted (PDF, 46.8KB)
Received: 10 September 2019

Submission 04 – Independent Education Union (Victoria-Tasmania) (PDF, 136KB)
Received: 20 September 2019

Submission 05 – Australian Education Union (Tasmanian Branch) (PDF, 162KB)
Received: 20 September 2019