Teach for Australia

The Teach for Australia program is part of the global Teach for All network of nearly 40 partner organisations, all dedicated to expanding educational opportunities.


Who can participate?

Teach for Australia recruits outstanding individuals with academic expertise as well as a range of skills and experience. 

Those selected to participate in the program become associates, who commit to teach in an educationally disadvantaged school for at least two years.

How the program works

The journey begins with a six week in-residence program. The introductory program provides a theoretical and practical foundation for teaching in a low socio-economic community.

By the end of the initial intensive Associates have completed part of a Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree. The program is made up of lectures, thought-provoking dialogues, practical workshops, group and individual assessments. 

At this time Associates complete a two-week teaching practicum, which gives them the practical skills needed to be successful in the classroom.

Start teaching and earning sooner

After the initial intensive Associates begin teaching at a secondary school. They teach 80 per cent of a full-time load to allow time for ongoing study. 

Additionally, Associates have regular contact with a strong support team.

Completing your Leadership Development Program

After two intense, challenging and rewarding years, Associates have also completed the TFA Leadership Development Program. 

Associates gain a set of unique and highly sought-after skills. At the end of the program, they have earned a nationally accredited Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree on scholarship.

Fees and ongoing costs to participate

Most program costs are covered by Teach for Australia on scholarship. As an associate, you’ll be required to contribute a small portion of the overall cost of your qualification. 

You’ll have access to FEE-HELP for these payments (provided you meet the eligibility criteria).

Contact us

Teach for Australia Project Manager
Gabrielle England +61 3 9246 8383
Email artsed-tfa@deakin.edu.au