Department of Education

Western Australian Curriculum Support

Implementation of the Western Australian Curriculum
Implementation of the Western Australian Curriculum
The Western Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Western Australian students.

Western Australian Curriculum Support

Western Australian Curriculum SupportTargeted Support ‹ Graduate Teacher Induction Program

Graduate Teacher Induction Program

Module 1

Professional standards for effective classroom practice


With a focus on:

  • the Department’s induction program and support at individual, school and system levels
  • qualities of highly effective teachers
  • explicit lesson design, learning intentions and success criteria
  • Graduate teacher retention, well-being and resilience strategies
  • student engagement strategies
  • building relationships with students, colleagues and parents
  • creating safe learning environments
  • positive behaviour management strategies.

Module 2

Facilitating Student Learning


With a focus on:

  • teaching through the lens of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework
  • pedagogy that enhances learning for diverse learners
  • the gradual release of responsibility model
  • collaborative learning concepts
  • feedback for learning
  • policy requirements and reporting frameworks
  • TRBWA requirements to transition to full registration
  • compiling rich evidence sets
  • developing student voice.


Module 3


With a focus on:

  • self-efficacy and goal setting
  • principles of assessment
  • formative assessment strategies
  • metacognition strategies
  • student agency
  • self and peer assessment
  • explicit planning for assessment
  • moderation of student work.




The 4th module

De-escalation and Positive Handling

With a focus on:

  • Team-teach and team building activities
  • keeping people safe and happy
  • understanding emotions and challenging behaviours
  • personal space, body language, circles of danger, safe stance, calm stance and scripts
  • the con´Čéict spiral: stages of crisis
  • post incident learning and support:
    • understanding the processes
  • risk and reduction planning including:
    • the legal framework
    • policies, guidance
    • recording
    • reporting
    • planning
  • de-escalation and positive handling strategies.
Graduate Teacher Induction Program

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