AITSL provides national leadership for the Commonwealth, state and territory governments in promoting excellence in the profession of teaching and school leadership.

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) came into being on 1 January 2010. The Commonwealth Minister for Education has outlined SCSEEC's priorities for the Institute in a Letter of Expectation signed on 15 January 2013.

AITSL has responsibility for:

  • rigorous professional standards
  • fostering and driving high quality professional development for teachers and school leaders
  • working collaboratively across jurisdictions and engaging with key professional bodies.

The AITSL Board held its most recent meeting on 28 February 2014.



Latest news

  • Expression of Interest now open 31 March - 9 May

    Expression of Interest APST Evaluation

    Get involved and help build a national picture of implementation of the Standards.

    Case Studies aim to understand and showcase successful implementation practices across Australia. All schools/educational facilities or organisations implementing the Standards are invited to register interest.

    Register interest or learn more

  • Australian Schools & What It Takes To Be Successful

    Australian Schools and Being Successful

    Like most of you I watched a bit of the Winter Olympics. I have to admit I was fascinated by the Curling despite the fact that it made little sense to me.

    I also enjoyed the commentary of Australian speed skater and Olympic gold medalist, Steven Bradbury. Why? Well, it was mostly the self-effacing and laconic way that he dealt with questions about his ‘accidental’ win in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

    Read the CEO blog: Australian Schools & What It Takes To Be Successful


  • 360 Reflection Tool relaunch!

    360 Reflection Tool

    AITSL has relaunched its highly successful 360 Reflection Tool for the 2014 school year. Join the 1,400 school leaders across Australia who have enjoyed the benefits of using the tool to focus their professional learning. The 360 Reflection Tool is being provided at an affordable cost to aspiring principals and school leaders across Australia.

    Read More »
  • Teacher Toolkit now online

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    The Teacher Toolkit is the one place where AITSL’s online tools and resources for teachers can be found.

    Resources are freely available, aligned to the Teacher Standards and organised by category for easy access.

    Access the Teacher Toolkit

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