Education Ministers are committed to delivering a National Teacher Workforce Action Plan that addresses the challenges of teacher shortages. A draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan has been released and is now available for comment. You are invited to have your say by 1 December 2022.
About the draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan
In August 2022, Education Ministers, teachers, principals and other education experts came together for a roundtable to discuss ways to tackle teacher shortages. It was agreed at the roundtable that a working group led by the Secretary of the Australian Department of Education would develop a National Teacher Workforce Action Plan.
The draft Action Plan includes 28 proposed actions across six priority areas:
- Elevating the profession
- Improving teacher supply
- Strengthening initial teacher education
- Maximising the time to teach
- Better understanding future teacher workforce needs
- Better career pathways to support and retain teachers in the profession.
How to submit your feedback
You can make a submission here by 11:59 pm on 1 December 2022. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Individuals may elect not to have their submission published.
Find out more about the draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan on our website. You can also learn more in Minister Clare’s media release.
Your feedback will help inform discussions of Education Ministers at their meeting in December and further refinement of the Action Plan. If you have any questions, please email TeacherWorkforceWorkingGroup@education.gov.au