Initial Teacher Education

Improving assessment in initial teacher education

Consortia of Australian initial teacher education (ITE) providers were invited to submit expressions of interest to participate in a grant program.

Throughout 2017, AITSL will work with a consortia of ITE providers to support the development of teaching performance assessments (TPA) aligned with Program Standard 1.2 in the Accreditation of initial teacher education programs in Australia: Standards and Procedures 2015.

The objective of this process is to contribute funding to the development of teaching performance assessments that are of high-quality to be used across a large number of ITE providers.

TPA Announcement – Awarding of grant funding – 30 June 2017

Awarding of grant funding - 30 June 2017 (PDF)

Frequently asked questions

To address queries in relation to the TPA project a set of frequently asked questions have been developed to explain the objectives of the project and outline key factors and next steps. The frequently asked questions will be updated throughout the delivery of the TPA project.

Statement on possible conflict of interest 

TPA Grant Program - statement on possible conflict of interest (PDF)

AITSL recognises the perception of conflict of interest and therefore a series of actions to protect the integrity of the TPA project have been established.

Please direct any queries to