Quality Initial Teacher Education Review

Information about the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review including how to participate.

Initial teacher education (ITE) aims to ensure that graduate teachers start their teaching career with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful teachers in any Australian school.

On 11 March 2021, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Education and Youth delivered a speech which highlighted the importance of ITE and announced a review into ITE.

The Quality Initial Teacher Education Review (the Review) was launched on 15 April, with the announcement of the terms of reference and an Expert Panel of Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM (Chair), Mr Malcolm Elliott, Emeritus Professor Bill Louden AM and Mr Derek Scott.

The Review has two points of focus:

  1. Attracting and selecting high-quality candidates into the teaching profession
  2. Preparing ITE students to be effective teachers

Throughout the consultation phase of the Review, the Expert Panel met with a variety of education stakeholders and heard directly from teachers, principals, ITE students and people considering a career in teaching through surveys, focus groups, workshops, webinars and the submissions process. 

The consultation phase of the Review concluded in August. The Expert Panel is due to deliver the final report to the Australian Government in October. To be notified when the final report is available, please sign up to the Review mailing list. Recordings of webinars are available to watch.

For more information about the Review: