The Initial Teacher Education: Data Report 2015 brings together a range of 2013 data about initial teacher education programs, applicants, students and graduates. Links to the report and a complete list of summary findings are available below.

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Since 2005, commencing students studying a master’s qualification have increased, rising from 111 to 4,122 in 2013.

Commencing students studying a master's qulaification
External mode of attendance
2

There has been an overall increase in the number of students studying through an external mode of attendance, with a 93 per cent increase since 2005.

3

In 2012, the average success rate for ITE students passing their units of study was 90 per cent compared to 88 per cent for all fields of education.

Success rate
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4

Responses to the Graduate Destinations Survey show graduates working part-time in schools are predominately employed on a temporary/casual basis. For graduates working full-time in schools, over 50 per cent are employed on a fixed term basis.

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Early career teacher responses to the Staff in Australia’s School survey in 2013 indicate that the majority expected that teaching would be a lifetime career. For primary school teachers, 11 per cent of those teaching for one to two years considered an alternative career; however, this increased to 24 per cent for primary school teachers teaching between three to five years.

Teaching as a lifetime career - Primary school teachers