Initial teacher education programs

How do I know if a course is an accredited initial teacher education program?

Australian accredited ITEPs are listed at http://www.aitsl.edu.au/initial-teacher-education/accredited-programs-list

What if my qualification is not an accredited ITEP?

The TRBWA may recognise your qualification as one that is equivalent to an accredited ITEP.

What is a qualification that is equivalent to an accredited ITEP?

The Board will generally recognise a qualification in teaching as equivalent to an accredited ITEP where it meets at least one of the following four criteria:

1.  A qualification awarded on completion of a higher education course of initial teacher education that –

                      • is of at least 4 years' full-time duration or part-time equivalent duration
                      • has at least one year (full‑time or part‑time equivalent) of professional teacher education subjects (including supervised teaching practice)
                      • includes at least 45 days satisfactory supervised teaching practice undertaken at a primary or secondary school or other recognised educational venues
                      • is comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree.

2.  A qualification awarded on completion of a higher education course of initial teacher education that:

  • requires entrants to have a higher education qualification of at least 3 years' full-time duration or part-time equivalent duration and that is comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree
  • has at least one year (full‑time or part‑time equivalent) of professional teacher education subjects (including supervised teaching practice)
  • is of at least 1 year's full-time duration or part-time equivalent duration
  • includes at least 45 days satisfactory supervised teaching practice undertaken at a primary or secondary school or other recognised educational venues
  • is comparable to an Australian Graduate Diploma.

3.  A combination of qualifications consisting of: 

a teaching qualification that is:

        • of at least 3 years' full time duration or part-time equivalent duration
        • has at least one year (full‑time or part‑time equivalent) of professional teacher education subjects (including  supervised teaching practice)
        • comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree
        • includes at least 45 days satisfactory supervised teaching practice undertaken at a primary or secondary school or  other recognised educational venues

and a course that is:

            • of at least 1 year's full-time duration or part-time equivalent duration; and
            • is comparable to at least an Australian Graduate Diploma.           

4.  Where an applicant has previously been registered by the TRBWA in the categories of Full, Provisional or Non-Practising Registration, or by WACOT in the categories of Registered Teacher or Provisionally Registered Teacher, the TRBWA will recognise that applicant's qualification as equivalent to an accredited ITEP.

For more information please see the Qualifications Policy.

I have a 3 year teaching qualification, do I have a qualification that is equivalent to an accredited ITEP?

Generally, a person who holds a 3 year teaching qualification and has not completed another qualification, will not have a qualification that is equivalent to an accredited ITEP. However, the Board will consider reasons from applicants as to why their qualification(s) should be recognised by the Board as equivalent to an accredited ITEP.

Please note that if an applicant has previously been registered by the TRBWA in the categories of Full, Provisional or Non-Practising Registration, or by WACOT in the categories of Registered Teacher or Provisionally Registered Teacher, the TRBWA will recognise that applicant's qualification as equivalent to an accredited ITEP.

For more information please see the Qualifications Policy.

I have a 3 year teaching qualification and I have been registered previously, do I hold a qualification that is equivalent to an accredited ITEP?

If an applicant has previously been registered by the TRBWA in the categories of Full, Provisional or Non-Practising Registration, or by WACOT in the categories of Registered Teacher or Provisionally Registered Teacher, the TRBWA will recognise that applicant's qualification as equivalent to an accredited ITEP.
For more information please see the Qualifications Policy.

I do not meet any of the criteria for holding a qualification equivalent to an accredited ITEP, should I submit an application for qualification advice?

Generally, the Board will only consider a qualification as equivalent to an accredited ITEP if one of the four criteria is met. However, the Board will consider reasons from applicants as to why their qualification(s) should be recognized by the Board as equivalent to an accredited ITEP.

You may wish to enrol in an accredited ITEP listed at http://www.aitsl.edu.au/initial-teacher-education/accredited-programs-list

You may wish to consider applying for Limited Registration.

I have had my qualifications assessed by AITSL, will I meet the qualification requirements for registration?

The TRBWA will note a Skills Assessment Certificate from AITSL of an applicant's qualification(s) undertaken for Department of Immigration and Citizenship purposes, where the assessment states that the applicant is suitable for the nominated occupation of early childhood (Pre-primary School) teacher, Primary school teacher, Middle school teacher and Secondary school teacher. However, the TRBWA will complete its own assessment to determine if the qualification(s) is equivalent to an accredited ITEP.

I have an overseas qualification, will my qualification be an accredited ITEP or recognised as equivalent to an accredited ITEP?

Overseas qualifications will not appear on the AITSL accredited list, and will therefore not be accredited ITEP. The TRBWA will, however, assess an overseas qualification to determine if it is equivalent to an accredited ITEP. See the Overseas Qualified section of the website.

Last modified: 22/05/2014 11:54 AM