Advisors & Partners

Advisors and Partners

This project emerged from a strong partnership involving two professional regulation authorities (the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)), two state departments of education (the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment (QDETE)) and two schools of education who offer teacher education degrees (Deakin University School of Education in Victoria and Griffith University School of Education and Professional Studies in Queensland).

The strong partnership at the heart of this project means that for the first time in Australia a comprehensive and collaborative, evidence-based approach is possible to address important questions about preparing quality teachers.

Representatives from each industry partner along with the Chief Investigators make up the SETE Steering Committee.

The SETE Reference group aims to provide a consultative forum to inform management of the project. Members of the Reference Group are recognised as education experts and represent a diverse range of key stakeholder organisations. The Role of the SETE Reference group is to:

  • provide expert opinion on the project’s alignment with the requirements of the stakeholder groups
  • provide those directly involved in the project with guidance on project management issues
  • facilitate communication between the project team and the stakeholder groups represented
  • provide conceptual guidance and technical advice on the development of data collection tools and approaches to data analysis
  • assist in the formulation, review and dissemination of project outputs.

The contribution of Reference Group is significant and the SETE project team, wishes to convey appreciation to each member for the guidance and encouragement they have generously volunteered.

Two internationally renowned professors in education support the SETE project as critical friends. Jean Murray and Pam Grossman challenge us as researchers to interrogate not only the data in new and exciting ways, but also help us to reflect on our own practices. We thank Jean and Pam for their contributions to the SETE project.

While the support of our education colleagues is valuable, it is the research participants to whom our biggest debt of gratitude is directed. We recognise that the completion of successive surveys and participation in case studies takes time and energy from those who already give so much to the teaching profession. Without your involvement this research would not be possible.

SETE Partners

Deakin University
Griffith University
Queensland College of Teachers
Victorian Institute of Teaching
Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment
Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

And support from:

Victoria University
Monash University

SETE Reference Group

Tania Aspland Australian Catholic University Head of School
Melissa Bennett Queensland Department of Education and Training A/Manager | Workforce Initiatives HR
Marie Brennan Victoria University School of Education
Ros Capeness Queensland College of Teachers Manager (Accreditation & Professional Standards)
Deanne Commins Queensland College of Teachers Executive Manager (Professional Standards)
Gary Francis Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment Director, Workforce Futures, HR
John Graham Australian Education Union Research Officer
Elsa Lat NSW Department of Education and Communities Manager, HR Planning
Gabrielle Leigh Victorian Principals Association President
Aine Maher Victorian Principals Association President
Ruth Newton Victorian Institute of Teaching VIT Manager Accreditation
Jo-Anne Reid Charles Stuart Bathurst Associate Dean, Teacher Education
Melanie Saba Victorian Institute of Teaching CEO
Frank Sal Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals President
Jim Tangas Department of Education & Early Childhood Development Victoria DEECD Manager,Research & Workforce Planning, Human Resources Division

SETE Steering Committee

Ros Capeness Queensland College of Teacher Manager (Accreditation & Professional Standards)
Deanne Commins Queensland College of Teacher Executive Manager (Professional Standards)
Gary Francis Queensland Department of Education and Training Director, Workforce Futures, HR
Ruth Newton Victorian Institute of Teaching Manager Accreditation
Jim Tangas Queensland College of Teacher Manager, Research & Workforce Planning, Human Resources Division

SETE Critical Friends

Pamela Grossman Stanford Graduate School of Education Nomellini Olivier Professor of Education
Jean Murray University of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities Professor of Education