Throughout 2015, AITSL worked with key stakeholders to design a package of ITE accreditation reforms to be implemented from 2016. This included a review of the previous accreditation process which informed the development of a strengthened accreditation system.
The revised ITE Standards and Procedures were approved by Education Ministers in December 2015. These reforms include greater clarity and rigour around what providers must do to gain accreditation, and ensure that trained accreditation panels apply the same high standards across Australia.
The strengthened process focuses on evidence of impact. This means that providers are required to demonstrate that their pre-service teachers have gained the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the classroom by the time they graduate.