The OECDsTeaching 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.

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. 

Here is a summary of what we learned from teachers and principals in TALIS 2013/4:


Results from the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) show ...



Characteristics of Australian secondary school principals as indicated in TALIS 2013 are ...


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
June, 2019 Report of results is published

Will my school be involved?

Australia’s participation in TALIS is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research, which is currently preparing for the 2018 cycle.

This third TALIS cycle is being conducted in the southern hemisphere during Term 1 and Term 4 2017. A small random sample of schools will be invited to take part in the Field Trial in Term 1 and a nationally representative sample of Australian primary and secondary schools will be invited to participate in the Main Survey. All participating schools will contribute to our growing understanding of the teaching profession both locally and internationally.

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