Entry level for teaching raised

FROM 2018, only the top 30 per cent of Year 12 graduates will be eligible to enrol in an undergraduate teaching degree as the Victorian Government’s Excellence in Teacher Education reforms come into effect. 

La Trobe University Mildura head of campus Dr Deb Neal says reforms are a positive move to attract top students, but higher wages for teachers once out in the workforce were also needed.

La Trobe University Mildura head of campus Dr Deb Neal says reforms are a positive move to attract top students, but higher wages for teachers once out in the workforce were also needed.

Those anticipating a career in teaching will need a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65 in 2018 and 70 in 2019 to enrol, as the government attempts to improve the quality of the teaching profession. 

La Trobe University Mildura head of campus Dr Deb Neal said the average ATAR for its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degrees currently sat about the 60 mark. 

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