Australian Teacher Workforce Data Initiative

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After families, teachers are the number one influence on the learning lives of children. To ensure teachers are properly supported throughout their careers, it’s important to understand the challenges and opportunities they face.

The Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) initiative is being undertaken by AITSL, to build a comprehensive picture of the national teaching workforce, across all systems and sectors, from initial teacher education through to the end of a teacher’s career.

This initiative is a valuable resource that will identify how to better support teachers and their wellbeing and ensure that teachers are well supported, and schools are well resourced to deliver quality learning for every child. It is providing nationally consistent data on subjects like how many teachers we have, how many graduates get jobs, the types of contracts teachers are employed under, teacher career paths, and experiences, and how many teachers are entering and leaving the profession.

The Board is committed to quality teaching and ensuring our teachers are well prepared and supported throughout their careers. We are participating in the ATWD and encourage teachers to participate through the ATWD Teacher Survey.

ATWD Teacher Survey

To properly understand the teaching workforce, it is essential to hear from teachers. The ATWD Teacher Survey is an opportunity for teachers to help their work experiences be understood, as well as how the opportunities and challenges facing the profession might be addressed.

For example:

  • What are the trends in out-of-field teaching, teaching loads and non-teaching activities?
  • Where are there shortages in specialisation?

The survey is voluntary and is sent to teachers annually. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. This crucial component of the ATWD will help create real insight into the modern teaching experience.

How to participate

The Teachers Registration Board emails all Tasmanian registered teachers with a link to the ATWD Teacher Survey when it opens each year.