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Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Courses (PSITE)

To meet the non-academic entry requirements for teacher education, applicants are required to write up to 1,000 words under four specific categories (a maximum 250 words per section). The majority of categories are based on the key capabilities outlined in the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies.

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Outline the key reasons you wish to become a teacher. (You may like to consider as part of your response: key people, events or experiences that have influenced you).
Outline your experience working with children and provide examples of how you have demonstrated skills in areas such as communication, interpersonal, willingness to learn, resilience and organisation and planning.
Outline what you believe to be your key personal talents, interests and abilities. Give examples of how these could be useful in a school setting.
Avondale University has five core values: Excellence, Spirituality, Wellbeing, Integrity and Service. Explain how you see yourself being able to engage with and support these values.

IMPORTANT: Upon submitting this form, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive the email, contact the Student Onboarding Team by emailing [email protected] or call +61 2 4980 2377.

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