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.

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TALIS 2024 Dates

Oct-Nov 2022 Small number of schools recruited for the field trials
Feb-Mar 2023 Field trials take place 
Jun-Aug 2024 TALIS survey takes place in a randomised selection of 450+ schools across Australia
2025 Results are collated and analysed
Oct 2025 International report Volumes I & II published by the OECD
Nov 2025 TALIS 2024 Volume I & II national reports published
Dec 2025 TALIS 2024 Volume III national report published

Learn more about TALIS

All previous ACER research on TALIS is available from the ACER research repository.

A teacher’s guide to participating in TALIS

Schools are randomly sampled to participate in TALIS and represent Australia. There will be 475 primary and secondary schools invited to share their views about the state of the teaching profession.

The schools and teachers that participate in TALIS are making a valuable contribution to the understanding of teaching and school leaders within the education system. It is only with this participation that we can realise the opportunities that TALIS brings.

This is an important opportunity for selected schools to have their say in shaping the future of their profession.

Download a snapshot of principals and teachers in Australia.

TALIS2024 Info Brochure Page
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