World Teachers Day


Internationally World Teachers Day is celebrated on 5 October each year. However, as this is usually during Australian school holidays, Australia celebrates the day on the last Friday in October of each year.

Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO ‘Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers’, which sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.

29 October in Australia

In Australia, World Teachers Day in 2021 will be celebrated on Friday 29 October.

In some sites, the day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession. You can download a certificate of appreciation to present to teachers at your site.