What is Registration?
Registration signals that a teacher has met the initial requirements for entry to the teaching profession. This includes checking that the teacher is satisfactorily trained to teach, of good character and fit to be a teacher, including having a satisfactory Police vet. Registration is only approved once, and does not expire.
A practising certificate provides assurance from the Education Council about a teacher's good character (including having a satisfactory Police vet), fitness to teach and competence. Certificated teachers must have both registration and a practising certificate in order to teach.