About Us

About Us

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Lands across Australia and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) provides national leadership for the Australian, State and Territory Governments in promoting excellence in the profession of teaching and school leadership.

AITSL is a public company (ABN 17 117 362 740) limited by guarantee, established under the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001 and subject to the provisions of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. It is funded by the Australian Government and the Minister for Education and Training is the sole member of the company. AITSL operates under its own constitution, with decisions made by an independent board of directors. ​

AITSL Statement of Intent

AITSL's updated Statement of Intent, released in July 2015, refines and outlines the institute’s mission, aspirations, ways of working and areas of focus: initial teacher education, school leadership and practising teachers. (Read the transcript for Professor John Hattie's video 43KB)

Read the AITSL Statement of Intent 65KB PDF
 Statement of intent July 2015