About the role
As it stands, not every child in Australia has access to the education they deserve: children from the lowest income households are on average three years behind in school. Teach For Australia seeks to break the cycle of educational inequity, to level the playing field for young people across Australia.
As an Associate in our award-winning Leadership Development Program, you’ll teach subject areas directly related to your previous studies – and you’ll become part of a dedicated community committed to tackling educational inequity.
OVER TWO YEARS, YOU WILL:
- Teach at a school serving a low socioeconomic community, with full salary and benefits;
- Earn a Master of Teaching (Secondary) (Professional Practice) through ACU on an assisted scholarship;
- Receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring to accelerate personal, professional and academic growth.
As a leader in the classroom, you’ll share your passions with young people and act as a role model and mentor. You’ll develop the skills and experience to enable you to lead effectively, with the opportunity to make a tangible positive impact on students, schools and communities – every single day.
Following the program, whether you continue teaching or aspire to a career in business, policy, innovation or elsewhere, Teach For Australia will continue to inspire, connect and empower you to lead change.
About the organisation
In Australia, the postcode that you’re born in can radically impact your whole future – determining the type of education you can access. Too many young people are left behind: set up for lives of disadvantage instead of lives of opportunity. It’s not their choice; and it isn’t their fault.
Together, we can do something about it.
We believe in equity in education – an Australia where your postcode does not determine your future potential, the opportunities available to you in life, or your ability to contribute to society.
We see the strengths of the communities we work with – they demonstrate leadership and resilience each and every day.
Our goal is to learn from those already within these communities, and to work with and support them to better and more equitable outcomes.
How to apply
To confirm your eligibility, we’ll ask for your contact and background information.
- Online application
Get started on your application here. Applications are now OPEN.
Please note that learning areas close progressively as we meet demand. As a result:
- General science, Chemistry, Biology, Earth science and Environmental science are closing 11.59pm Sunday 1 August
- Maths, Physics and English are closing 11.59pm Sunday 15 August.
Before you submit your application, we recommend attending an information session to learn more about the program and what we look for in candidates.
- Interview (conducted virtually via Zoom)
If your online application is successful, you’ll be invited for a 45-minute interview, allowing us to better understand your experiences and motivations.
- Selection Day
If you progress to this stage, you’ll be invited to a day of assessment activities including a group activity and a sample teaching lesson. Selection Days are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom until TFA determines it is safe to conduct in-person Selection Days.
- Conditional offer and Placement
If you are successful at a Selection Day, we will extend you a conditional offer. Once you accept, we aim to confirm your teaching placement by end of December 2021, so that you can connect with your school and plan for potential relocation before beginning teaching in early 2022.
Please quote in application: Associate – Teach for Australia Leadership Development Program via Pro Bono Australia.