Prior to registration on the SPELD NSW Referral Database, please note the following requirements:


Prospective tutors must complete and submit a Working with Children Background Check Consent  Form and have one of the following:

  • a teaching qualification in Early Childhood/Primary education
  • a teaching qualification in English or Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) at Secondary Level
  • a Special Education qualification in the field of Learning Difficulties for children or adults.

In addition, at least ONE of the following is required:tutors and other professionals

Show me the Tutor Information Form


Other Professionals/ Professional Practice: 

This category includes Educational Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Behavioural Optometrists, “Intrinsic” therapists such as Sound Therapists, Neurofeedback specialists etc.?To be placed on the SPELD NSW Referral Database, professionals must provide the following:Professional Referral Database

  • A short curriculum vitae describing experience, areas of expertise and interest
  • A sample report

A phone or in-person interview is also required for all new tutors and professionals.


Show me the Other Professional Information Form