Initial teacher education

Initial teacher education

Selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers)

As part of the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) revised Standards and Procedures (2015), applicants to initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers) must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria for selection to the course

Academic capability may be measured by:

  • senior secondary (Year 12) results
  • successful prior study at university or VET level that demonstrates relevant academic ability
  • successful completion of appropriate prior professional qualifications
  • approved admissions tests.

Please contact the relevant institution for information about what academic qualifications are accepted for entry to initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers).

The process for assessing an applicant’s non-academic capabilities is currently under development. Please refer back to this site in June for more information.


Page last updated: 03 Apr 2017