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

In-school support











Induction processes ensure that all teachers have the opportunity and the support they need to make a positive difference to student outcomes. The effectiveness of induction programs increase as the range of supports and strategies provided increase.

The best induction programs include practice-focused mentoring, leadership contact, participation in collaborative networks, targeted professional learning, observation and reflection on teaching, practical information and time allocation (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), 2016).

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership guidelines for teacher induction

The AITSL Graduate to Proficient: Australian guidelines for teacher induction into the profession outline a research an evidence-based approach to inducting early career teachers into the profession and school.

The most effective teacher induction:

  • is extended (usually about two years)
  • is embedded into daily practice
  • emphasises skill development and inquiry into practice
  • focuses on maximising teacher impact on student learning
  • builds on pre-service training
  • addresses both personal and professional demands of the role
  • involves a range of agencies and individuals working to support the graduate
  • is delivered in settings with strong learning cultures and professional relationships.



Graduate Teacher Induction Program

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