Australian Professional Standards for Teachers - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You must comply with this standard if you intend to teach at a school as a casual relief, temporary or permanent position teacher. The standard promotes excellence in the profession of teaching and school leadership in order to improve educational outcomes. Additionally, they provide a framework that teachers are required to comply with in the areas of:

  • knowledge
  • practice
  • professional engagement.

You must be able to demonstrate compliance with this standard if you intend to be registered as a teacher in the Australian Capital Territory.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Teacher Quality Institute

Act(s) name

ACT Teacher Quality Institute Act 2010 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

ACT Teacher Quality Institute Regulation 2010 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Teacher Quality Institute

Operating address:
Ground Floor
170 Haydon Drive
Australian Capital Territory 2617
Mailing address:
PO BOX 263
Jamison Centre, Australian Capital Territory 2614


02 62058867


02 62054577

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