Teacher Certification Australia


Teacher Certification Australia is committed to strengthening understanding of the Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead descriptors in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST). Research to Practice workshops provide further support for teachers to work with the APST and enhance teachers’ access to research-based planning activities. Workshops lead teachers to plan within frameworks developed by and exclusive to Teacher Certification Australia. The workshops and online courses wholly align with all other published guidelines.

Teacher Certification Australia offers workshops and online courses that introduce innovative ideas for teaching and develop teachers’ base knowledge of the Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead Standard Descriptors. The workshops and online courses provide seamless, step-by-step processes that guide teachers’ developing understanding of these top three career stages.

Teacher Certification Australia was founded by Caroline Paget. Caroline is certified at Lead and has 20 years’ experience as a secondary school educator and four years’ experience as the Lecturer for teaching methods course groups at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Caroline is a highly experienced educator, having worked in a range of communities, including in remote and inner-city schools, a school with a majority of Aboriginal students and in a K-12 setting. Caroline is a Premier’s Teacher Scholarship recipient, which enabled her to study creative teaching strategies in the USA.

Caroline has been employed by Education Interactive, Inner West Council and the NSW Department of Education to write curriculum materials for schools. Caroline has completed the University of NSW Graduate Certificate of Gifted Education (COGE).

Prior to establishing Teacher Certification Australia, Caroline had ten years’ experience in school leadership roles. Caroline specialises in the design and implementation of procedures that support teachers to achieve established requirements, as they pertain to student learning outcomes.

Caroline’s accreditation experience includes working on a panel assessing initial teacher education programs. She has been involved in discussions with two international delegations visiting Australia, providing her insights and expertise on certification, to national leaders, and sharing her experience of becoming certified at Lead. Caroline is an external assessor, was a member of the AITSL HALT Network Steering Committee and has been employed by NESA to work on manuals for Highly Accomplished and Lead.

How to become certified at Highly Accomplished and Lead

Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers expand expertise in implementing effective teaching strategies. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers defines effective teaching strategies as, Strategies which research and workplace knowledge suggests contribute to successful learning outcomes for students.” (Glossary, AITSL).

Therefore, to become nationally certified at Highly Accomplished or Lead teachers must, firstly, demonstrate expert knowledge of the research. Secondly, teachers must demonstrate the skills required to apply the research in the classroom. Thirdly, teachers must exhibit practice that optimises student learning outcomes. Fourthly, teachers must work in ways that also improve colleagues’ knowledge, skills and practice.

Contact Teacher Certification Australia

PO Box 224,
Newcastle, NSW 2300.

Phone: 0467 717 379
Fax: (02) 8076 3356

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