Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

AITSL provides national leadership for Commonwealth, state and territory governments in promoting excellence in:

  • Initial Teacher Education
  • School Leadership
  • Teaching

Further information about AITSL is available at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) website

Initial Teacher Education

AITSL continues to play an important role in implementing key recommendations from the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) Report Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers through the development of national approaches to improve teacher education programs in Australia to ensure teaching graduates are classroom ready.

The 2015-16 Federal Budget provided $16.9 million to 2018-19 to help AITSL respond to the recommendations of the TEMAG Report Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers report.

This funding also supported the Government’s implementation of a literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education students.

Further information is available at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) website

School leadership

AITSL has developed Leadership Development Profiles to support the Australian Professional Standard for Principals.

The Profiles set out what principals are expected to know, understand and do to achieve their work. It recognises the leadership requirements that principals draw upon within their areas of professional practice.

Further information is available at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) website

Teaching

AITSL provides accessible practical tools to teachers, promotes reflection, observation and feedback as strategies to improve performance and advises state and territory governments in implementing national priorities. AITSL has a strong track record in driving national reforms to support the teaching profession, such as the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework.

Further information is available at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) website

Nationally Consistent Registration of Teachers in Australia

In October 2011, Education Ministers endorsed a national framework for consistency in teacher registration. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers were adopted as the basis for a national approach to teacher registration.

Although State and Territory regulatory authorities are responsible for implementing the national approach, AITSL is continuing to monitor and support its implementation.