The accreditation process involves a rigorous assessment of an initial teacher education (ITE) program against a set of nationally agreed standards. Accreditation standards and procedures are designed to ensure that all graduates of ITE meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate career stage. This ensures the program is of high quality and prepares pre-service teachers for the teaching profession. The process also includes an assessment of a provider’s quality assurance and continuous improvement mechanisms, as well as ensuring that the provider has a nationally endorsed teaching performance assessment which all graduates must successfully complete.
In Queensland, each program is assessed by a panel of nationally trained assessors that includes school leaders, employers, practising teachers and higher education representatives. A mandatory site visit involving forums with school partners, graduates, ITE students and the teaching staff of the ITE program is embedded in Queensland reaccreditation processes. Panels make a recommendation to the QCT’s Professional Standards Committee, which holds responsibility for granting accreditation and determines the length of the accreditation period. A maximum of five years accreditation may be granted.
More information on the accreditation process may be found at: www.aitsl.edu.au/deliver-ite-programs/standards-and-procedures.
|Provider||Australian Catholic University|
|Program title||Bachelor of Education (Primary and Special Education)|
|Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL)||4 years|
|Minimum program duration||4 years|
|Stage of schooling||Primary|
|Mode(s) of delivery||On Campus / Online|
|Campus location(s)||Ballarat, Melbourne, Blacktown, North Sydney, Strathfield, Brisbane and Canberra|
|Date of current accreditation||15/12/2021|
|Accreditation outcome*||Five years accreditation granted by VIT.|
|Accreditation expiry date (optional)||15/12/2026|
|Quality assurance processes in place||For more information visit: https://www.vit.vic.edu.au/registering-as-a-teacher/teaching-programs/accredited-initial-teacher-education-programs|
Program description and rationale
Australian Catholic University (ACU) delivers multi-jurisdictional ITE programs. These programs are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching, who is the Authority under whose legislation ACU is formally established. For teacher registration eligibility in Queensland, this program has also been assessed against Queensland specific requirements. For more information visit: https://www.vit.vic.edu.au/registering-as-a-teacher/teaching-programs/accredited-initial-teacher-education-programs
* Nationally accredited ITE programs delivered in Queensland are subject to ongoing monitoring, including: