Agreement to share and link data for effective teaching workforce management
1. National agreement across Commonwealth and all states and territories to fund and participate in a national strategy to achieve nationally consistent workforce data
In December 2016, Education Council agreed to fund and participate in the Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) Strategy for an initial four year period from 2017 to 2021. This project will provide national longitudinal data on ITE and the teacher workforce starting from 2018–19.
2. Commonwealth Linkage Authority contracted to link, manage the data and data security in the ATWD
The Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been appointed as the Commonwealth Linkage Authority to collate, link, and store the data collected through the ATWD. The AIHW will also de-identify the data and manage data security, privacy, and access under guidance from the ATWD Oversight Board.