Getting Ahead with PAT

15 Hour Online Program

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This 15 hour online program focuses on using PAT to inform decisions about teaching and learning programs, communicating progress and setting goals for growth across a school. It is designed for educators who are familiar with PAT and wish to learn more about its potential to focus on whole school improvement strategies.
It is of particular value to in-school coaches, curriculum leaders and those responsible for school improvement planning.

Participants access the course using ACER’s online platform and complete at their own pace (with check-in points and due dates for tasks) with support from an ACER facilitator.

Practical classroom-based tasks are provided for between-session learning using data from the participant’s school/class. Two assessment tasks are included in the course. Participants will need to allocate time to complete these tasks.

The program also supports the intent of the DoE Assessment Strategy.

Participants will receive a certificate from ACER following successful completion and will be asked to complete a short feedback form on their experiences with the learning platform and course to inform future PL planning.

*Please consider the time commitment that will be involved in completing this course when making your decision to enrol.

The PLI will process a journal to the relevant School or Business Unit following enrolment confirmation for DoE participants.

On successful completion of the course, schools will be reimbursed by Curriculum Services for the full cost for up to two participants.

Further information: Getting Ahead with PAT (ACER)

  • Evaluate and interpret PAT reports to plan for informed teaching and learning;
  • Critically examine and interpret theories about professional learning and learning cultures; and
  • Implement theories of professional learning and development of learning cultures within real-life contexts


Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Leading teaching and learning

Leading improvement, innovation and change

The link to the meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the session.

Online – Introductory Webinar

Wednesday 5 May 2021 – 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

This online program concludes on Friday 9 July 2021.