The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) will work to incorporate additional questions related to teacher wellbeing and career intentions into the Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) survey. AITSL will work in consultation with jurisdictions, sectors, and the teacher workforce to develop appropriate survey questions, to ensure an ongoing ability to monitor trends. This data will inform the development of initiatives to improve retention in the teacher workforce.
As part of this work, AITSL, working with states and territories and sectors, will commit to increasing the teacher response rate to the ATWD Teacher Survey.
Through a commitment by all Australian governments, participation in the Organisation for Economic Co‑Operation and Development’s Teaching and Learning International Survey of Teachers and Principals in 2024 has enabled the inclusion of additional survey questions on the wellbeing and career intentions of our teachers and principals. This will provide further data to refine the development of initiatives to improve retention.
Timing and key next steps
AITSL will develop additional survey questions for use in the 2023 survey, to provide data from 2024 onwards.
To see the data currently available visit AITSL’s website.