MATSITI has engaged Ernst and Young (EY) to conduct a detailed analysis of the workforce profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers and leaders in Australian schools.
The quantitative research will leverage the work of the National Teacher Workforce Dataset (NTWD) Working Group. Through a partnership with school jurisdictions, teacher registration authorities and Australian government, the NTWD contains a detailed profile of over 400,000 teachers in Australian schools.
MATSITI proposes to leverage this dataset through a detailed analysis of the profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher workforce, including similarities and differences with the total teaching population. Approximately 2500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers are currently identified in the dataset within strict privacy considerations.
The MATSITI Project Team have identified the National Teachers Workforce Dataset and the cohort of Indigenous teachers within it as a crucial piece of data to meet the objectives of the MATSITI initiative and to make informed and evidence-based decisions on future workforce reforms .
The findings of this research are expected to be available for public release in May-June.