What is TALIS?
The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is the largest and most in-depth international survey about principals, teachers and their working conditions.
Now in its fourth cycle, the results of the survey continue to provide nationally relevant, timely and comparable information from the teaching workforce to help countries, including Australia, review and deﬁne policies for a high-quality teaching profession.
As TALIS collects data from a range of countries within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the survey enables participating countries to identify other countries facing similar challenges, analyse their results and learn from other policy approaches. ACER is once again coordinating this survey in Australia.
What do we learn from TALIS?
TALIS asks teachers about their working conditions and learning environments. It provides important insights into the challenges and contexts that teachers experience. Questions investigate teacher preparation, professional development, the school climate, job satisfaction and work-related wellbeing.
By contributing to TALIS, teachers help to provide valuable insights that are used by state and territory education jurisdictions to identify and address instructional challenges, inform policy, and develop strategies to improve educational conditions both in Australia and around the world.
The Australian Government has identified TALIS 2024 as an integral step to collect data about teacher wellbeing and career intentions as part of the National Teacher Workforce Action Plan.