National Professional Standards for Teachers
The National Professional Standards for Teachers were developed by the Australia Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and endorsed by the Ministers of Education (MCEECDYA) in 2010. The Standards articulate what teachers are expected to know and be able to do across four career stages; Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead.
The National Professional Standards for Teachers comprise of seven Standards:
- Know students and how they learn
- Know the content and how to teach it
- Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
- Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
- Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
- Engage in professional learning
- Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
The Standards are interconnected, interdependent and overlapping. They are grouped into three domains of teaching; Professional Knowledge, Professional Practice and Professional Engagement.
The National Professional Standards for Teachers can be accessed via the AITSL website.
Professional Standards for the Accomplished Teaching of Languages and Cultures
The Professional Standards for the Accomplished Teaching of Languages and Cultures were developed by the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (AFMLTA) to reflect the profession’s understanding of what it values in the accomplished teaching of languages and cultures. The Standards reflect an ideal for languages and cultures teaching to which teachers should aspire. They are intended to benefit teachers at all levels of schooling as signposts for on-going professional learning and as a resource for evaluating their own knowledge and practice.