Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Courses
Instructions for Applicants
What is required?
Applicants for Initial Teacher Education Courses need to complete responses to four questions outlining their motivation and suitability for teaching.
These questions are available from the UAC website during the application process.
Please note, if you are applying for more than one Initial Teacher Education course, you will only need to submit one Personal Statement for these courses.
For your information, the four questions are shown below.
You may consider the prompts mentioned below each question to frame your response.
1 ) Tell us what has inspired you to become a teacher and tell us why you think teaching is a good career choice for you.
In your response, describe who and what has inspired you to become a teacher and describe the types of skills and abilities you will bring to teaching.
2) Describe one or two leadership, community and/or learning & development activities that you have engaged in.
In your response describe how these leadership, community and/or learning & development activities demonstrate your conscientiousness and coping strategies when you are faced with challenges.
3) Describe how you manage your time when you are both planning and coordinating activities in your personal schedule.
In your response provide examples of how you have put both your planning and coordinating skills to use.
4) Tell us about one or two times where you have utilised your problem solving skills to achieve an outcome.
In your response explain what you learned, regardless of whether the outcome you achieved was positive or undesirable.