Initial Teacher Education

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What is an accredited initial teacher education program?

The accreditation of initial teacher education university programs for pre-service teachers is vital to ensure that all teachers are prepared to a high standard and have the knowledge, skills and experiences to make a positive impact on student learning.

Australian initial teacher education programs are accredited by jurisdictional teacher regulatory authorities using nationally agreed standards and procedures. As a result of the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group’s (TEMAG) report Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers, strengthened standards and procedures have been developed and agreed to by all Education Ministers. Learn about initial teacher education program accreditation external link.

Graduates of initial teacher education programs accredited by TQI, or its interstate/NZ equivalents, are eligible for registration with TQI, subject to meeting other eligibility requirements.

How do I find an accredited program?

TQI is the accrediting authority for ACT initial teacher education programs

A list of interstate programs is available on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership website external link. This list may include programs that are accredited but not currently offered.