What is National HALT Certification?
The Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers in Australia was endorsed by all Education Ministers on April 20, 2012. National certification uses the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (the standards) as a basis for making rigorous and consistent judgements regarding the certification of teachers at the higher career stages across Australia.
Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (HALT) has three primary purposes:
- To recognise and promote quality teaching
- To provide an opportunity for teachers to reflect on their practice
- To provide a reliable indication of quality teaching that can be used to identify, recognise and/or reward Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers