What have we done?
All initial teacher education students will have to pass a rigorous assessment that covers the breadth of teaching responsibilities to ensure that they are classroom ready by the time they graduate.
The revised Standards and Procedures also set out requirements for subject specialisation in primary teaching programs. We are also developing induction guidelines, due in 2016, which will set out consistent, high quality induction practices to be maintained across Australia.
What will the impact be?
All graduates will be robustly assessed against the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to ensure they can have a positive impact on student learning. New primary teachers have increased capacity to teach and assist other teachers in critical areas such as maths, science and languages and beginning teachers will be better supported in their new careers through quality induction practices.
Find out more: Assessment of Pre-Service Teachers and