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Proposed changes to teachers' fees

When the Education Council replaced the Teachers Council in 2015, it wasn’t just a change of name. With substantially increased functions and obligations, the Education Council exists to elevate the status of the teaching profession. We’re working to deliver new services to support teachers in their professional development, leadership and teaching practice consistent with our statutory functions. We will also deliver more services online, and provide more robust, effective and efficient disciplinary services.

The Education Council is funded by teachers’ fees. Starting this week, we will be consulting teachers about a proposed increase in these fees. The fees teachers pay to the Council have remained the same since 2010, and don’t reflect the services it provides to the profession. Without an increase, the Council will face a $9.595 million annual shortfall from July 2019.

We invite you to review and give feedback on the proposed changes. Here is some more information:

Consultation on possible changes to education council fees
Infographic: Why are fee increases needed?
FAQ: possible changes to education council fees
Media release: Consultation begins on proposals to change teachers' practising certificate fees

Have your say

Before decisions are made on any changes to the fees, we need to consult with those who will be affected by the proposed change. We need to hear from the profession.

We’ve put together a survey to capture your feedback on the proposed changes. Please take some time review the consultation document and provide your feedback on the proposed changes by or before 5pm on Friday 5 May 2017. You can also submit your feedback via email to

Next steps

Once the consultation has closed, we will consider teachers’ feedback before any changes are made to the fees. We are proposing that any changes to fees will not take effect until 1 July 2019.