Australian Teacher Workforce Data

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ATWD Teacher Survey

After families, teachers are the number one influence on the learning lives of our children, so it’s important to ensure that teachers are properly supported throughout their careers. The Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) initiative will provide understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by the profession so that we can provide this support. More about the ATWD

As teachers you can complete the ATWD Teacher Survey and be part of this national initiative

The ATWD Teacher Survey is the teacher voice in the ATWD. By completing the annual ATWD Teacher Survey, your experiences will be included in the national picture we are building of the teaching profession. The ATWD Teacher Survey will add to the data in the ATWD and provide greater insights into the career pathways and work experiences of teachers across Australia. This includes: 

  • the trends in relation to out-of-field teaching and teaching loads
  • how effective induction and early career support is for new teachers
  • the prevalence of contract employment
  • the retention rate of teachers in the first five years
  • how many teachers plan to stay in teaching, move into leadership or start another career.

Your participation is voluntary; however, your voice is very important. The more teachers we hear from, the more complete the overall national picture will be. The survey takes no longer than 10 minutes to complete. 

Completing the ATWD Teacher Survey

The ATWD Teacher Survey is rolling out across Australia in the second half of 2020 and early 2021. How to access the ATWD Teacher Survey and when you can complete the survey depends on where you are registered/accredited. See the table below for details.

In most jurisdictions, the ATWD Teacher Survey can be accessed and completed in your Teacher Registration Authority’s teacher registration portal.

Some Teacher Registration Authorities will email registered teachers a link to access the ATWD Teacher Survey. In these states, if you’re unable to find the email with your ATWD Teacher Survey link, please contact the AITSL ATWD team at [email protected]. Links to surveys are unique and can only be used once.

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Australian Capital Territory

The 2020 ATWD Teacher Survey will be live in the Australian Capital Territory from the start of Term 1, 2021. Registered teachers will be able to access the ATWD Teacher Survey in their ACT TQI Teacher Portal from the start of Term 1, 2021.

New South Wales

Survey closed on 31 December. Thank you to all the New South Wales teachers who completed this year's ATWD Teacher Survey.

Northern Territory

Survey closed on 31 December. Thank you to all the Northern Territory teachers who completed this year's ATWD Teacher Survey.

Queensland

Survey closed on 14 September. Thank you to the thousands of Queensland teachers who completed this year's ATWD Teacher Survey.

South Australia

The ATWD Teacher survey is now live in South Australia, and will remain open until 31 January 2021. Registered teachers can access the ATWD Teacher Survey in their TRB SA Teachers Portal.

Tasmania

Survey closed on 2 December. Thank you to all the Tasmanian teachers who completed this year's ATWD Teacher Survey.

Victoria

Survey closed on 31 December. Thank you to all the Victorian teachers who completed this year's ATWD Teacher Survey.

Western Australia

Survey closed on 27 November. Thank you to the thousands of Western Australian teachers who completed this year's ATWD Teacher Survey.

Your privacy is protected

The ATWD complies with all Commonwealth, state and territory privacy legislation. No personal information is included in the ATWD and individual teachers cannot be identified. All data, including the ATWD Teacher Survey data, will be de-identified by the AIHW before being incorporated into the ATWD. Find out more about data security & privacy.

Want to learn more? 

The ATWD Teacher Survey is just one part of the ATWD. Find out more about how the ATWD works and the benefits it will provide.

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De-identified data from the ATWD Teacher Survey will be added to registration data and initial teacher education data to provide a comprehensive picture of the Australian teaching workforce.