To be eligible to sit the test as a bona fide candidate, you must be a student who:

  • Is currently enrolled in an Australian initial teacher education course (either undergraduate or postgraduate), or
  • Has already graduated from an Australian initial teacher education course and requires a successful test result to register and be employed as a teacher.

In limited circumstances, a student currently enrolled in an Australian education pathway course that articulates directly into an Australian initial teacher education course may access the test. The applicable higher education providers and courses are identified in the test registration system.

Some states and territories may require successful test results prior to commencement of your final practicum.

You should contact your higher education provider and the teacher regulation authority in your state or territory to confirm their requirements. You should also seek advice from your higher education provider about the most suitable time to sit the test during your course.

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership website (www.aitsl.edu.au/find-your-local-regulatory-authority) provides links to the state and territory teacher registration authorities.

Four test windows will be offered in 2020. Please check the Register - Test dates page for information.

If you have already sat the test three times and you have not met the standard, please contact your institution to discuss your available options. You are not eligible to re-sit the test without prior approval from your institution. Please see the Re-sit page for more information.