Glossary Term:

Course accreditation

To be updated

In 2011, education ministers endorsed a national approach to the accreditation of initial teacher education (ITE) programs.

National accreditation has two key objectives:

  • improving teacher quality through continuous improvement of initial teacher education.
  • accountability of providers for their delivery of quality teacher education programs based on transparent and rigorous standards and accreditation processes.

The national accreditation process for initial teacher education programs has three integrated elements:

  1. Graduate Teacher Standards.
  2. Program Standards.
  3. The accreditation process.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can have a significant voice in teacher education by assisting university providers meet the Indigenous education standards, and through formal participation in state and territory accreditation panels.

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