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Teaching Personal Statement

For entry to initial teacher education (ITE) courses, you will need to meet both the academic and non-academic entry requirements.

Academic entry requirements can include subject prerequisites and OP/selection rank thresholds and are outlined in the entry requirements for each course in our Course Search.

To meet the non-academic entry requirements, applicants must demonstrate they have the key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes, and motivations common to effective teachers. 

To demonstrate this, you will need to complete an online questionnaire as part of your application.

Completing the online questionnaire

Once you have submitted your QTAC application for an initial teacher education course, you will be emailed the instructions on how to access and complete the online questionnaire.

In the online questionnaire, you will be asked several questions that require you to rank a series of statement responses, in order of what you think is most, to least important.

You will also need to provide two written statements addressing the following categories:

Category 1: Your Motivation and Suitability to Become a Teacher

Category 2: Your Involvement in Personal Learning and Leadership Activities

To help you prepare your written statements before accessing the questionnaire, please refer to our Fact Sheet (PDF 99KB).

Note: If you are applying to more than one initial teacher education course through QTAC, you will only need to complete the online questionnaire once.

Complete the questionnaire, review and then submit.

Once submitted, you will not be able to log back in and change your responses (and QTAC cannot change responses on your behalf), so please review your responses carefully before submitting.


Your completed questionnaire will be assessed by QTAC, in addition to your academic achievements in order to consider you for a place in your desired initial teacher education course.

Just like some assessment processes such as interviews, you won’t receive your individual results from this assessment. 

Your answers are a reflection of the personal attributes that indicate how suitable you might be for teaching. So, while you can’t ‘fail’, it is possible that your responses may show that the teaching profession may not be best suited to you right now. 

If this is the case, don’t worry, we are here to support you on your journey to becoming a teacher, so please contact us to discuss your options.

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