"Teachers serve a vital role in our society; they act as mentors, experts and role models for future generations.
"As we approach World Teachers' Day in 2020 this report is an important reminder of the incredible value that the community sees in our teachers. In a year unlike any other let's join together to celebrate our amazing teachers," Grant said.
Research shows a strong positive correlation between how teachers are perceived and student achievement.
World Teachers' Day was introduced by UNESCO on Oct. 5, 1994, and is celebrated annually in over 100 countries in early October. As it falls during the school holidays for many parts of Australia, it is celebrated a little later.