While it used to be the case that AITSL would only accept test results which were 12 months old or less, they will now accept a result which has been achieved in the 24 months prior to the application being submitted.
Practical teaching experience for Early Childhood Teachers
In order for an applicant to receive a positive skills assessment in their chosen teaching occupation they must have completed at least 45 days of supervised teaching practice with students in a designated age range. Up until 21 April 2016 the designated age range for Early Childhood Teachers was 3-8 years of age. From 22 April 2016 the age range for practical teaching experience has been expanded to cover children from birth to 8 years of age, making it consistent with the age range covered in many Early Childhood Teaching qualifications offered in Australia.
Both of the above changes have been brought in to ensure that AITSL’s skills assessment criteria is consistent with national registration requirements for teachers in Australia.
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