This report is based on consultations with a wide range of organisations and individuals in all states and territories between September and December 2006. It forms part of the Australian School Teacher and Leader project which was commissioned by the former Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) in June 2006. The purpose of the project is to provide a detailed picture of the Australian teacher workforce and to gather information to assist future planning on teacher supply. This particular report focuses on longer-term approaches to workforce data and processes. The project also included the Staff in Australia’s Schools survey, a national data collection involving all States and Territories and school sectors. The survey results are presented in a separate report.