Graduate career stage

Graduate teachers have completed a qualification that meets the requirements of a nationally accredited program of initial teacher education (ITE).

TheĀ Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers describes the practice of a teacher with provisional registration.
A graduate teacher with provisional registration:

  • demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the implications for learning of students’ physical, cultural, social, linguistic, and intellectual characteristics
  • understands principles of inclusion and strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
  • has an understanding of their subject/s, curriculum content, and teaching strategies
  • designs lessons that meet the requirements of curriculum, assessment, and reporting
  • interprets student assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify their teaching practice
  • selects and applies timely and appropriate types of feedback to improve students’ learning
  • applies strategies for creating rapport with students and managing student behaviour
  • supports students’ wellbeing and safety, working within school and system curriculum and legislative requirements
  • works ethically, collaborating with colleagues, external professionals, and community representatives, and contributing to the life of the school
  • applies strategies for working effectively, sensitively, and confidentially with parents/carers and recognises their role in their children’s education.