What is a teaching performance assessment?

A teaching performance assessment (TPA) is a tool used to assess the practical skills and knowledge of pre-service teachers. Pre-service teachers collect evidence of practice to complete a TPA in the final year of their initial teacher education program. It is assessed by ITE providers and is a requirement for graduation.

This animation about TPAs was developed by the Queensland College of Teachers.

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Download the teaching performance assessment infographic developed by the Queensland College of Teachers for more background information (PDF)

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All teaching performance assessments developed by ITE providers have been reviewed and endorsed by the expert advisory group

Operational principles

This document sets out the principles of operation for teaching performance assessment services provided by AITSL to support the development and implementation of teaching performance assessments in Australia.

Fact Sheets

Learn more about what a teaching performance assessment means for supervising teachers and leaders

Teaching Performance Assessments in Action

The Teaching Performance Assessment in Action videos highlight the benefits and opportunities that have arisen since implementing TPAs.

TPAs in Early Childhood Settings 

TPAs in Schools