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DEECD Evaluation of National Partnership (Teacher Quality, Supply and Retention) Initiatives

Project team

Professor Brenton Doecke (Co-project leader/principal researcher)
Dr Muriel Wells (Co-project leader/principal researcher)
Professor Russell Tytler
Professor Christine Halse
Associate Professor Julianne Moss
Associate Professor Bernadette Walker-Gibbs
Dr Glenn Auld
Associate Professor Damian Blake
Associate Professor Coral Campbell
Dr Brian Doig
Dr Linda Hobbs
Associate Professor Peter Hubber
Dr Wendy Kortman
Dr Jodie Kline
Mr Michael Long (University of Melbourne)
Dr Alan Marshall
Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey
Ms Barbara Preston
Dr Lyn Robinson (University of Melbourne)
Ms Anne Savige (Project manager)

About the Project

Project summary

The Evaluation of National Partnership (Teacher Quality, Supply and Retention) Initiatives was funded by the Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).

Deakin University was commissioned by the DEECD to evaluate initiatives and programs funded by DEECD and by the Commonwealth's National Partnership (NP) Agreement to improve the quality, supply and retention of the teaching workforce. The project aim was to determine whether these workforce initaitives (12) had achieved their goals and properly met the needs of the Victorian school sector. The project is likely to inform policy by identifying what works well, what needs improvement, and any gaps and emerging issues that might need to be addressed.

The teacher quality, supply and retention programs evaluated in the project were:

DEECD initiaitives:

  1. Career Convert Program
  2. Mathematics and Science Graduate Scholarship
  3. Rural Retraining Program
  4. Science Graduate Scholarship
  5. Special Education Scholarship
  6. Student Teacher Practicum Scheme
  7. Teaching Scholarships Scheme

NP initiaitives:

  1. Career Change Program
  2. Graduate Pathways Scholarship
  3. Graduate Retention Incentives Program
  4. Indigenous Scholarship
  5. Indigenous Education Workers
  6. Special Education Scholarship

Research Approval

Approval to conduct research in schools was provided by all relevant stakeholders.

(Deakin University (Human Ethics Advisory Group)


Further information please contact:
Project Manager: Anne Savige
Email: or call on 9244-6384

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015