TEMAG Forum Joint Communique

In September 2017, leaders in the education sector met at a Forum in Canberra to discuss the reforms underway to initial teacher education.
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TEMAG Evaluation - Stakeholder perspectives on progress - November 2017

This evaluation explores key participants’ experiences in the establishment phase of reform.
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TEMAG Report Card

In 2014 the Australian Government appointed a Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) to make recommendations to improve initial teacher education (ITE) to better prepare new teachers and ensure new graduates are classroom ready. The report card shows what's been achieved so far.
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Teaching Performance Assessment

Learn how we're improving assessment in initial teacher education with the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA).

Background on the reform

In February 2015, the Australian Government released its response to the Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers (Action Now) report from the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG). This response committed to a reform agenda for teacher education that aimed to add rigour to the system and provide a stronger evidence base for ITE in Australia.


175 public submissions

5 key pillars

30 consultations


AITSL Chair Laureate Professor John Hattie on ITE reform

Laureate Professor John Hattie speaks about the report of the Teacher Education Advisory Group (TEMAG), the Government’s response and the challenges facing AITSL and the education profession.

View the full transcript here

Read the reports

Minister Pyne released the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group report on teacher education and the Government’s response on 13 February 2015.

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Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers

Read the the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group’s report Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers.
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Australian Government Response

Read the Government's response to Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers report

Together, we're delivering improved ITE in five key areas:

We are working closely with state and territory teacher regulatory authorities, teachers, school leaders, employers and initial teacher education providers to further improve the quality of Australian initial teacher education. 

See our ITE-related resources

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