Teachers

Initial Teacher Education

AITSL has three new projects in initial teacher education

  • Development of national selection guidelines for admission into initial teacher education
  • Development of a national approach to professional experience
  • Development of a national literacy and numeracy assessment for initial teacher education students

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header A national approach to accreditation of initial teacher education programs  

On 15 April 2011, the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) endorsed a national approach to the accreditation of initial teacher education programs: Accreditation of initial teacher education programs in Australia: Standards and Procedures.

The Accreditation Standards and Procedures outline the requirements that initial teacher education programs are assessed against, including program standards, professional standards, and the accreditation process.

Programs must ensure that their graduates meet the graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 273KB PDF. These nationally agreed professional standards describe what teachers should know and be able to do at different career stages.

The national approach to accreditation builds on existing processes. Program accreditation will continue to be undertaken by the state and territory teacher regulatory authorities. However they will now do this using a common set of graduate teacher standards and program standards, and using the agreed national accreditation process.

Individual Word version templates can be accessed below.

AITSL maintains a national database of accredited programs.

Applications for accreditation are submitted to the relevant jurisdictional teacher regulatory authority as listed below:

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Further information

Requests for further information and any queries about the accreditation of initial teacher education programs may be directed to ite@aitsl.edu.au

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