The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training will inquire into and report on the status of the teaching profession, considering opportunities to improve outcomes in a range of areas including:
1. Increasing the attractiveness of the profession for teachers and principals, including workplace conditions, and career and leadership structures.
2. Provision of appropriate support platforms for teachers, including human and IT resources.
3. Identifying ways in which the burden of out-of-hours, at-home work can be reduced.
4. Investigating ways to increase retention rates for the teaching profession, and avoid 'burn out' among early-career teachers.