Evidence for Learning: Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL)

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL)

The Teaching & Learning Toolkit aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers make explicit the elements of high quality teaching.


The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Teacher Standards) is represented with seven standards of teaching on a gradient from graduate, proficient, highly accomplished and lead in terms of the quality of teaching and their professional practice.

The Teaching & Learning Toolkit can help teachers as they consider approaches for the classroom across the seven standards. Use the links below to access the Toolkit approaches mapped to each element.

3.1 Establish challenging learning goals

3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

3.3 Use teaching strategies

3.4 Select and use resources

3.5 Use effective classroom communication

3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

3.7 Engage parents / carers in the educative process

5.1 Assess student learning

5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements

5.4 Interpret student data

5.5 Report on student achievement

6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities

7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements

7.3 Engage with the parents/​carers

7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities