AHISA SUBMISSION

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

13 July 2021

Quality Initial Teacher Education Review


The federal Minister for Education and Youth, the Hon Alan Tudge, launched the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review in April 2021. Under the auspices of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, the Review is being conducted by an Expert Panel comprising Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM (Chair), Mr Malcolm Elliott, president of the Australian Primary Principals Association, Emeritus Professor Bill Louden AM and AHISA member Mr Derek Scott, CEO/Principal of Haileybury, Victoria.

AHISA’s submission notes the issue of a policy background paper by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Teaching futures, which it commends to the Expert Panel. Given the breadth and depth of that paper, AHISA’s submission touches only on two issues which pertain directly to the role of schools in initial teacher education (ITE):
1. The practicum placement of ITE students and the challenge of teacher supply and demand; and
2. Graduate induction into the profession and the journey from provisional to full registration. 

AHISA suggests initial steps which the Australian Government might take to strengthen teacher mentoring capacity within schools.

Quality Initial Teacher Education Review