Across Australia all education systems engage with the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). This is the peak authority for teacher growth and development. Visit www.aitsl.edu.au for further information.
Teachers share a special responsibility in preparing young people to lead successful and productive lives. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers reflect and build on national and international evidence that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with a broad consensus that teacher quality is the single-most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.