The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) have been developed by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in consultation with the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).
The APST describe the work of teachers and make explicit the elements of high quality, effective teaching in 21st century schools.
Commencing in 2014, the APST will inform the development of teacher's professional learning goals and can be used by teachers in Queensland state schools to recognise their current and developing capabilities, professional aspirations and achievements.
The APST are also used for registration purposes in Queensland.
The APST are organised into four career stages and guide the preparation, support and development of teachers. The stages represent the continuum of a teacher's developing professional expertise from undergraduate preparation through to being an exemplary classroom practitioner and a leader in the profession.
This page was last reviewed on 01 Apr 2015