ATWD - Australian Teacher Workforce Data

Australian Teacher Workforce Data

Informing the future of the teaching profession

What is the ATWD?

The Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) unites and connects initial teacher education data and teacher workforce data from around Australia. It will provide nationally consistent data on subjects like how many teachers we have, how many graduates get jobs, the types of contracts teachers are employed under, teacher career paths and experiences, and how many teachers are entering and leaving the profession.


Why is it important?

Teachers are the number one in-school influence on student outcomes. By understanding the challenges and opportunities faced by Australian teachers we can better support the profession and improve student outcomes. The ATWD will provide robust data to help tell this story.


How does it work?

The ATWD unites and links data on initial teacher education and the teacher workforce to build a national picture of Australia’s teaching profession.


How your privacy is protected

At all stages of data collation, processing, storage and reporting for the ATWD, the privacy of individuals is protected. Only de-identified data is included in the ATWD.

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Teacher voice in the ATWD

Understanding the career paths and work experiences of teachers across Australia is a major part of the ATWD. By completing the annual ATWD Teacher Survey as a teacher you are contributing to this initiative and helping create a clearer picture of the profession.

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ATWD reports

The first report from the ATWD initiative, National Initial Teacher Education Pipeline, provides an analysis of the characteristics of students who are entering, are currently enrolled in, or have completed initial teacher education.

Further information

The ATWD is a joint initiative between, and is funded by, all state, territory and Commonwealth governments. It is being implemented by AITSL in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, the states and territories, teacher regulatory authorities and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

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