Does the AfGT assess all of the Professional Standards for Teachers?

The AfGT assesses most, but not all, of the Graduate Teacher Standards. Refer to the Matrix of Graduate Teacher Standard Descriptors against Elements of the AfGT (Word, 21Kb) for a summary. The standards that are not assessed in the AfGT must be taught, practised and assessed elsewhere in the course of study.

A number of standards are assessed on more than one occasion, such as Graduate Teacher Standard 1.2, which requires the pre-service teacher to “demonstrate their knowledge of research into how students learn and the implications for teaching” (AITSL, 2012). This is intentional, for it emphasises the importance of these Standards in the process of teaching.