In this article, the authors discuss policy and practice relevant to teacher education and professional experience programs in Australia. The authors provide a meta-analysis of current major trends in Australian educational reform and the implications of an 'education revolution' for professional experience. The paper maps and explores broadly key education agendas of 'productivity, participation and quality'. In relation to these agendas, significant policy trends are identified under the headings of partnerships, preparation and professional learning. Furthermore, the implications of each policy trend for the field of teacher education and professional experience are explored.