Meeting the Standards – Demonstrating the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

1/2 Day Program

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‘Expert teaching should be by design, not chance’ – Laureate Professor John Hattie, AITSL Chair.

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs) are a public statement of what constitutes teacher quality. They define the work of teachers and make explicit the elements of high-quality, effective teaching in contemporary schools that will improve educational outcomes for students.

The Standards provide a framework which makes clear the knowledge, practice and professional engagement required across teachers’ careers. They present a common understanding and language for discourse between teachers, teacher educators, teacher organisations, professional associations and the Department.

Teacher Standards are also used to inform the development of professional learning for teachers, therefore providing a framework by which teachers can judge the success of their learning and assist self-reflection and self-assessment.

This program is designed for:

  • Curriculum leaders responsible for designing, developing and presenting professional learning for teachers regardless of their focus or area of expertise.
  • Experienced teachers who are currently mentoring colleagues (e.g. Early Career Teachers) who are completing the Change of Registration Category process.
  • Teachers and School Leaders who want to deepen their understanding of the APSTs.

Participants must hold Full Registration with the Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania.

Non-DoE Enrolments –

Please complete the attached External – Enrolment – Form and email the form to

Further develop knowledge and understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs).

Understand the value of effective professional learning that has been developed using the APSTs and is linked to the Department’s Improvement Strategy.

Promote continuous professional growth by encouraging teacher leaders to reflect on their professional practice using the APSTs, and understand their impact on their colleagues and students.


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

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

1 Day Program – 9.00am – 12.00pm

North – Tramsheds – Launceston

Friday 9 August 2019