The OECD's Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) collects internationally comparable data on the learning environment and the working conditions of teachers and principals in schools across the world.

TALIS has been conducted every five years since 2008. The results of the survey continue to provide valid, timely and comparable information from the perspective of school practitioners to help countries review and define policies for developing a high-quality teaching profession.

Australia’s participation in TALIS 2018 was managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). A total of 6603 teachers and 453 principals from a representative sample of primary and secondary schools across Australia participated in TALIS 2018.


TALIS 2018 Dates

Term 1, 2017 Survey is trialled in a small selection of schools
Term 4, 2017 Final survey is circulated to a random section of schools across Australia
2018 Results are collated and analysed
Jun 2019 International report Volume I published by the OECD
Nov 2019 Australian report Volume I published by ACER
2020 TALIS 2018 Volume II international and national reports published
2021 TALIS-PISA Link international and national reports published