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.

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
July 2019 International report Volume I published by the OECD
Late 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

2018 survey results

International report

TALIS 2018 Results (Volume 1): Teachers and School Leaders as Lifelong Learners


The OECD released the international report on 19 July 2019.

National report

Australia Country Note: Results from TALIS 2018


ACER will publish a national report containing detailed analysis of survey results for Australia in late 2019.

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