Getting Started with PAT

10 Hour Online Program

back to Programs

This 10 hour online program supports teachers and leaders to learn about how to use the PAT operating systems with your own PAT data. It is ideal for participants who may be using PAT and wish to learn more about how to interpret and apply evidence of student learning.

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. Assessment tasks are included. Participants will need to allocate time to complete these tasks.

The program also supports the intent of the DoE Assessment Strategy 2020-2023.

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 Started with PAT (ACER)

  • use PAT terminology to discuss the theory and concepts that underpin PAT;
  • evaluate different types of PAT reports for use for a range of purposes; and
  • apply the knowledge and skills in this course within professional contexts.


Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

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 improvement, innovation and change

This 10 hour online program commences on Wednesday 24 February 2021 and concludes on Friday 16 April 2021.