Accreditation summary template

National summary statement about the accreditation process

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:

Jurisdiction QLD
Provider University of Queensland
Program title Master of Teaching (Primary)
Program type Postgraduate
Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) 2 years
Minimum program duration 2 years
Stage of schooling Primary
Mode(s) of delivery On Campus
Campus location(s) St Lucia
Date of current accreditation 29/11/2017
Accreditation outcome* Five-year accreditation period granted
Accreditation expiry date (optional) 30/12/2022
Quality assurance processes in place

Quality assurance processes include, but are not limited to:

  • Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment data
  • Final Professional Experience Report data
  • Performance data for Critical Tasks
  • Supervising teacher surveys
  • Graduate tracking data and surveys
  • Student Evaluation of Course and Teaching (SECaT)
  • National collections such as QILT.

Program description and rationale

To graduate with a Master of Teaching (Primary), students are required to complete 32 units, including discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies and a primary specialisation. The UQ Master of Teaching (Primary) combines high-level coursework and professional placement with a strong focus on classroom practice in a primary school setting.

 The learning/subject areas available for the primary specialisation include:

  • English and literacy
  • Mathematics and numeracy

 The UQ Master of Teaching (Primary) includes 70 days of supervised and assessed professional experience in primary schools.

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 The University of Queensland Master of Teaching (Primary) graduates have successfully passed the national literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE), the final Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework (QPERF) and the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA).

* Nationally accredited ITE programs delivered in Queensland are subject to ongoing monitoring, including:

  • submission of an annual report on the operation of the program
  • prior approval of any significant changes to the program
  • employment of only registered teachers to supervise or assess the work of a preservice teacher in a prescribed school.