Why are Teaching Performance Assessments being introduced?

The Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) identified a number of opportunities to improve the quality of graduating pre-service teachers. Before graduation, all pre-service teachers (regardless of their program or mode of study) must reach the Graduate Career Stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The introduction of a TPA before pre-service teachers complete their ITE program will form part of the process to ensure they meet that standard.