aust-dept-ed-logoMATSITI 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.

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  1. Could you please advise if the cohort of teachers chosen are from across all sectors of the education sector.
    Will they include teachers from catholic systemic and independent schools as well as government funded state systems.

    • Hi Elizabeth,
      Registration of interest and support are encouraged from school leaders in all sectors – Government, Catholic and Independent. Priority for participation and funding support is for school principals and deputy/assistant principals currently working in schools. A limited number of spaces for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers in structured leadership development programs is available.
      MATSITI Project Team

  2. What are the current numbers of principals employed in schools across Australia who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander?

    • Statistics show that, in 2012, there were 78 school principals who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, employed in schools across Australia. This figure does not include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers employed as either Assistant/deputy principals or senior teachers.

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