Professional Growth

Australian teacher performance and development framework

Performance and development is about creating a culture of teacher quality, feedback and growth for all teachers within all schools.

The Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework was endorsed by Education Ministers at the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) on 3 August 2012.

Nationally and internationally, there is unequivocal evidence that the quality of teaching is the most significant in-school factor affecting student outcomes. There is also strong evidence that better appraisal and feedback leading to targeted development can improve teacher performance.

The Framework highlights what is required to build a comprehensive and effective approach to high performance and development.  It outlines the characteristics of a successful system and the culture that needs to be in place for sustained improvements to occur in schools.  It describes the characteristics of an effective performance and development cycle, including the elements of the cycle that are essential for success and should be implemented in all Australian schools. The Framework provides a structure for appraising, developing and improving teaching practice as well as recognising the entitlement of teachers to meaningful feedback and support.


Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework – Aug 2012 735KB PDF

The Framework Fact Sheet - Animation style 270KB PDF

The Framework Fact Sheet - Corporate style 267KB PDF

The Framework Infographic - Animation style 2.9MB PDF

The Framework Infographic - Corporate style 2MB PDF

FAQ - The Framework 803KB PDF

The Framework is underpinned by the:

Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders 636KB PDF

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 302KB PDF

Australian Professional Standard for Principals 486KB PDF