(1) The Institute may approve a program or course of study as an initial teacher education program or vary the approval of a program or course of study as an initial teacher education program, if—
(a) the Institute has considered any requirements, criteria or standards for programs or courses of study leading to qualifications for entry to teaching as a teacher that have been agreed to with other States, Territories or the Commonwealth, including teacher registration authorities in those States or Territories; and
(b) the Institute has had regard to any advice or recommendations given to it under section 2.6.6K; and
(c) the program or course of study satisfies all requirements, criteria or standards approved by the Minister under section 2.6.5 and in force at the time the application is made.
(2) If the Institute approves a program or course of study as an initial teacher education program, or varies an approval of a program or course of study as an initial teacher education program under subsection (1), the Institute must—
(a) give the provider written notice of—
(i) the approval; or
(ii) the variation of an approval; and
(b) specify in the written notice—
(i) the period for which the approval, or variation of the approval, is given; and
(ii) that the Institute may impose conditions on the approval, or variation of the approval, under section 2.6.6G at any time for the duration of the approval.
S. 2.6.6F inserted by No. 10/2021 s. 7.