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Australian professional standards for teachers

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) describe the elements of high quality, effective teaching.

Designed by teachers for teachers, the APST serves as a public statement of teacher quality and a nationally consistent reference and description of the teaching role.

There are 3 domains of teaching:

  • professional knowledge
  • professional practice
  • professional engagement.

Teacher performance and development

The APST are integral in performance and development planning and help teachers to self-reflect and self-assess themselves.

Recognising their current and developing capabilities helps teachers to identify their professional aspirations and learning goals and establish professional development plans.


Leadership and Development

Phone: 8226 2629
EmailDECD.StandardsCertification [at] sa.gov.au