The Initial Teacher Education: Data Report 2016

This report brings together the available data on initial teacher education (ITE) in Australia. It includes information on ITE students and graduates, as well as ITE institutions and programs. Links to the report and a list of summary findings are below.

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An overview of ITE in Australia

Accredited programs 367 Providers 48 Locations in Australia 89 Enrolled students 81,397
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Students commencing ITE entered via

29% Secondary education (Year 12) 12% Vocational education 7% Other 5% Mature entry 47% Higher education
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ATAR scores of entrants from year 12

29% Secondary education (Year 12) 37% ATAR > 71 25% ATAR < 70 37% No submitted ATAR
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How commencing ITE students took their course

2005 2014 68% 78% On campus 20% 12% Online 12% 10% Mixed
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For the first time there were more commencements in secondary qualifications than primary qualifications

Primary qualifications Secondary qualifications 2014
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Postgraduate qualifications are increasing in ITE

26% 26% 2005 2014 Completed a postgraduate qualification
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Postgrad ITE students: more likely to complete course

80% of postgraduatescompleted their course* 60% of undergraduatescompleted their course* *up to 2014
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Students less likely to complete their ITE course

Postgraduates % below average completion rate* Undergraduates % below average completion rate* *up to 2014 5% Males 8% 25+ when commencing 16% Online 18% Remote 21% Part time 21% Indigenous 30+ when commencing 6% 10% Online 12% Remote Part time 22%
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ITE employment rates: similar to other uni courses*

0% 0% ITE graduates Graduates from other university courses 2014 *Undergraduate figures
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Full time work in schools, 4 months after graduating

46% Secondary school graduates 45% Primary school graduates 34% Early childhood graduates^ *Undergraduate figures ^Early childhood graduates may seek employment in non-school early childhood settings