Professional boundaries

A registered teacher has been judged to be a person with appropriate qualifications, who is competent, of good character, and fit to be a teacher. Registered teachers and Limited Authority to Teach holders are expected to satisfy a standard of behaviour that is generally expected of a teacher.
The Professional Boundaries: Guidelines for Tasmanian Teachers has been adapted from the Managing Professional Boundaries: Guidelines for Teachers created by the Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities (ATRA). The TRB Tasmania acknowledges the work of ATRA, the Queensland College of Teachers and the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia for their assistance in the development of this guide and their generosity in the provision of their documentation.
These guidelines are intended to provide information about professional boundaries in teacher-student relationships.
The guidelines are designed to raise awareness of issues and situations that may arise, prompt reflective behaviour, and provide some guidance. Teachers are encouraged to seek advice from a trusted supervisor or their principal if they are in any doubt about the appropriateness of their proposed conduct or another teacher’s conduct.
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