Certification

Testimonials

Hear testimonials from certification assessors and from teachers previously certified under state and territory systems.

 



 



 


 




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'I feel really strongly and excited by the fact that the Standards reflect what I, and teachers I work with, do. There is scope within gathering evidence to drill down to what it is that I do and show how we are not perpetuating a special or different process but that everything we do is about quality teaching and we can describe it in the same language which stops people having silos of practice that makes us feel different to others. So the Standards are a really great notion that really dictates the core of what it is that we do in the classroom.'

Sue R, Certification assessor & Deputy Principal,
Cranleigh School, Australian Capital Territory

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'The benefits of certification for my own teaching have been incredibly important. The focus on the Standards has helped me to be quite intentional about what I’m doing in the classroom, to be incredibly reflective about my own practice, to look at where there might be gaps and to fill those gaps. As a Deputy Principal, I have found the Standards useful in supporting teachers, not just to achieve a particular kind of certification but to actually become better teachers to improve the teacher quality and the learning in our school.'

Melanie, Certification assessor & Deputy Principal,
Brindabella Christian College, Australian Capital Territory

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'The certification process was very exciting for me and was probably the best professional development I’ve ever participated in. I felt that I reflected so much on my own practice and really looked closely at what I actually do as a practitioner in the classroom, as well as outside the classroom to support and lead my colleagues. To have national standards is very important for consistency across the nation. Being trained as an assessor will allow me to help others improve their professional practice. '

Sharon, Nationally Certified Highly Accomplished teacher,
Northern Territory

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'Completing the certification process was a very rewarding experience. I was able to use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to seek feedback from colleagues, reflect on how my professional knowledge, practice and engagement impact on student outcomes, and identify areas for further development. I was also able to reflect on the impact I have made on colleagues, and how best to inspire and lead others. Achieving certification allows my exemplary teaching and leadership of peers to be recognised. '

Sue H, Nationally Certified Highly Accomplished teacher,
Northern Territory

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