At AITSL, we believe that student learning comes first. We're committed to improving teacher expertise.

Our vision

Australia has a high-quality education system in which teachers and leaders have the greatest impact on the educational growth and achievement of every learner.

Our mission

Promoting excellence so that teachers and leaders have the maximum impact on learning in all Australian schools and early childhood settings.


Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Our strategic plan is based on our Guiding Principles and structured around clear Focus Areas, Actions and Goals.

Our focus

Initial Teacher Education

Quality teaching starts with high quality teacher preparation. We provide support, resources and tools to ensure every pre-service teacher is classroom-ready upon graduation.


We help teachers be the best they can be and provide the tools to maximise their impact of student learning.

School Leadership

We help school leaders become highly-effective by giving them the tools, resources, policies and practices needed to succeed in this important leadership role.
Before AITSL, there wasn’t a proper understanding of what an expert teacher looks like. I’m incredibly impressed with what they’ve done.
Profession Forum, 2016 Stakeholder Engagement Research Report

Meet our leadership team

Meet the people who make AITSL the aspirational organisation it is, our Board of Directors and Executive Team.


Front row: Melanie Saba, Trevor Fletcher, John Hattie, Jenny Gale. Back row: Chris Wardlaw, Rob Nairn, Tony Cook, Stephen Elder