Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited's (AITSL) mission is to promote excellence so that teachers and school leaders have the maximum impact on student learning in all Australian schools. AITSL's areas of focus are on initial teacher education, school leadership for more autonomous schools and on supporting practicing teachers. Accordingly, AITSL develops policies and resources, pursues partnerships to embed its work undertakes research on what works best so that student learning is maximised. In brief, AITSL: defines and maintains national standards for teachers and principals; leads and influences improvement in teaching and school leadership; supports and recognises high quality professional practice. AITSL is also the designated assessing authority for people migrating to Australia as teachers. The Commonwealth of Australia, as represented by the Minister for Education, is the sole member of the company. AITSL operates under its own constitution, with an independent board of directors.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    C. Commonwealth Company

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  • Established By/Under More info

    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and subject to the provisions of the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001

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  • Classification

    A. Principal

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Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Edmund Misson 29 January 2024 28 April 2024
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