Education Legislation Amendments (Education Regulation) Bill 2021

The former Education Minister (the Honourable Jeremy Rockliff MP) accepted all 24 recommendations made by the Review of Education Regulation Steering Committee as outlined in the Review of Education Regulation Steering Committee Report (PDF, 2.8MB).

The Tasmanian Government passed the Education Legislation Amendments (Education Regulation) Act 2022 (The Act) on 24 March 2022 and received Royal Assent on 12 April 2022. It is proposed the Act commences in 2023.

The Act amends key pieces of legislation including the Education Act 2016, the Teachers Registration Act 2000 and the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification Act 2003. It also makes minor amendments to other pieces of subordinate legislation.  

The Act makes important amendments such as:

  • broader application of the Education Act 2016 principles to facilitate an approach to regulation that is centred around the learner and achievement of outcomes for learners
  • providing for a performance framework for the regulators, including the development of outcome-based performance targets
  • establishing skills-based boards for the Teachers Registration Board (TRB), Office of the Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) and the Non-Government Schools Registration Board (NGSRB).

The Act has been developed following considerable consultation with relevant stakeholders.  

To view a copy of the Second Reading Speech, Clause Notes and Fact Sheet please visit the Tasmanian Parliament website.

The department has recruited a project team to undertake the implementation of the recommendations.

Consultation Report

The Consultation Report (PDF, 688KB) summarises stakeholder feedback and submissions in relation to the Draft Bill consultation process.

Public Submissions

In accordance with the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website once consideration of submissions has concluded.

In addition to the submissions listed below, one confidential submission was received.

Submission 1 – Nelson File (PDF, 1MB)Submission 2a – Fiona Lohrbaecher (PDF, 168KB)
Submission 2b – Fiona Lohrbaecher (PDF, 226KB)Submission 3 – Tasmanian Home Education Advisory Council (PDF, 253KB)
Submission 4 – Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (PDF, 97KB) Submission 5 – Modern Languages Teachers Association of Tasmania (PDF, 104KB)
Submission 6 – Teachers Registration Board (PDF, 551KB)Submission 7 – Commissioner for Children and Young People (PDF, 128KB)
Submission 8 – Tasmanian Principals Association (PDF, 128KB)Submission 9 – Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education (PDF, 232KB)
Submission 10 – Australian Education Union (PDF, 197KB)Submission 11 – Framework Advisory Council (PDF, 343KB)