Orientation and induction for urban and rural teachers

Prior to commencement

This page has information on available resources to provide an overview of teaching in the Territory prior to commencing your new role.

Contacting your new principal is a good way to learn more about the school, students and the community.

You may want to ask your principal about:

  • Student cohort
  • Literacy and numeracy programs used in the school
  • Specialist teachers
  • Details of the first day/week at the school
  • After school meetings

For further information about teachers in the Territory, go to the Teach in the Territory website.

Teacher responsibilities

The teacher responsibilities guide clarifies the role of teachers working in schools.

Read more about the teacher responsibilities guide.

The curriculum

The Australian Curriculum forms the basis of teaching and learning in Northern Territory schools.

For more information, go to the Australian Curriculum website.

English as a second language

Indigenous language speaking students have English as an additional language or dialect and are provided intercultural teaching and learning instruction as they learn the curriculum.

Read more about English as a second language resources for teachers.

Read more about the English as a second language policy and guidelines.

For English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) professional standards, go to the Australian Council for TESOL Associations website.

To develop knowledge and practice for teaching English as an additional dialect or language learners, read the EAL/D capability framework PDF (2.6 MB).

Support for teachers

A range of resources are available to support your teaching and professional development.

Read more about support for teachers.

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Last updated: 07 January 2021

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