AITSL is passionate about ensuring that Australia has a teaching workforce that is highly respected and valued by the profession itself, students, parents, and the broader community.

We continue to recognise the crucial role that quality teaching plays in Australia's education system, which we support through evidence-based practices that promote excellence in teaching and school leadership.

That’s why it is so important to us to have your feedback about our support for the profession – what are we doing well, and where could we do better?

Whether creating tools and resources, shaping policy reforms, or looking at ways to improve upon how we support your work, we use clear and effective frameworks for undertaking genuine consultation and collaboration with teachers and leaders in schools, early childhood and other education settings, and those who work in the education sector more broadly.

Teaching is a complex craft that requires adaptable skills. As capably put by former aerospace engineer and long-time teacher Ryan Fuller, “teaching isn’t rocket science – it’s harder.”

So it’s important that like our teachers, we at AITSL adapt and change to continue providing you with high-quality professional tools and resources.

Today we have launched our national survey so that everyone across the education sector – pre-service teachers, teachers, leaders, principals, and others who work in education – has the opportunity to tell us how we can improve.

In 2021, 86% of you knew who we are, and you felt most satisfied with how we promoted excellence in the profession. The most used tool in 2021 was AITSL’s Teacher Self-Assessment Tool, which was used by 60% of survey respondents. You also gave our school leader-specific tools and resources a score of just over 7 out of 10.

These are very good results, but I want AITSL to keep improving.

The national survey contributes to our various program evaluations and provides a wealth of information about our organisation’s performance in supporting the profession of teaching and school leadership.

The voice of the profession informs all the work AITSL does, so it’s vital that we have a strong representation of teachers and leaders, those studying to be a teacher, staff from teacher regulatory authorities, initial teacher educators, and other education professionals in our survey results.

I encourage each and every one of you to have your say – it only takes 10 minutes.