Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) initiative

The Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) initiative is delivering an evolving picture of the national teacher workforce, from initial teacher education through all stages of the teacher career, and across all states, territories and employment sectors.

The ATWD is exploring key areas such as the supply of teachers, career pathways and the challenges teachers face, such as time spent on teaching and other activities, working hours and out-of-field teaching.

The ATWD is a joint initiative between, and is funded by, all state, territory and Commonwealth governments. It is being implemented by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the states and territories, teacher regulatory authorities and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

You can find more information about the ATWD initiative on the AITSL website.

The ATWD Teacher Survey - now closed

The ATWD Teacher Survey is an annual voluntary, 10-minute survey accessible to all registered teachers in Australia.

The ATWD wants to hear from teachers to gain real insight into the modern teaching experience, including contemporary challenges and other important characteristics of the workforce. The ATWD Teacher Survey brings the teacher voice into the ATWD.

The TRBWA encourages teachers to participate in the ATWD Teacher Survey. Registered teachers received an email from the TRBWA in August explaining how to access the survey via Teacher Login.

To participate, teachers signed in to Teacher Login on the TRBWA website and selected the ATWD Teacher Survey tab.

To find out more about the ATWD Teacher Survey, visit,

If you have any queries about this survey, please contact ATWD via email at

If you would like to opt out of any future communications about the ATWD Teacher Survey from the TRBWA, please email

Your privacy is protected

The ATWD complies with all relevant legislation. No personal information is included in the ATWD Teacher Survey and individual teachers cannot be identified.

The TRBWA Privacy Policy and Information Security Policy is available on our Policies page.

Outcomes from the ATWD initiative

Visit the ATWD reports page on the AITSL website, for reports about the ATWD initiative.