Candidates must have already completed (or be on track to successfully complete) a major study in at least one of the learning areas based on your tertiary studies to be eligible for the program.
Learning areas are subjects which are in demand for Associate teaching placements. Our university partner, ACU, offers training and support in these subject areas. Applicants determine the learning area(s) they are eligible for by analysing their university transcript(s) to understand where a course of study taken at university aligns.
You must be eligible for at least two learning areas to apply for the Leadership Development Program. If you do not have at least one major study in one of these areas, you are not eligible to apply.
Please note that the course list below is not exhaustive; if you have the equivalent of a university major in one of these learning areas based on your course content, then we would encourage you to apply.
For applicants with current teaching employment at a Teach For Australia partner school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if you are exempt from the learning area acceptance requirements.
Here are some steps you can take over the coming months to make an application in 2019:
|Learning area||Associated courses of study||Status|
|Accounting||Major or minor study in Accounting.||Closed|
|Art||Major or minor study in relevant area(s) of Art which includes at least one quarter of a year of practical Art content.
Includes the areas of Art, Craft, Computer-generated Art, Sculpture, Photography, and recognising expertise in materials such as pottery, ceramics, textiles, wood and metal.
|Closing July 21|
|Biology||Major or minor study in Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology (may include Nursing)||Open|
|Business Management||Major or minor study in Business Management.||Closed|
|Chemistry||Major or minor study in Chemistry (includes Biochemistry, Pharmacology)||Open|
|Commerce and Business Studies||Any combination of 1 major area and 1 minor study of the following: Accounting, Business Management (may include Finance), Data Processing, Economics, Human Resource Management, Legal Studies, Marketing||Closed|
|Dance||Major or minor study in Dance or Performance Studies (Dance).||Closing July 21|
|Drama||Major or minor study in Drama, Performance Studies (Drama) or Theatre Studies (including practical Drama)||Closing July 21|
|Economics||Major or minor study in Economics.||Closing July 21|
|Engineering (Physics)||Major or minor study in Engineering (includes Electronics)||Open|
|English||– Major or minor study in English (Literature or Literary Studies); or
– major or minor study in Writing, English Language Studies or Linguistics together with a part in English (Literature or Literary Studies)
|English as a second language (TESOL)||– Major or minor study in Linguistics; or
– a second language (i.e. not your first language);
– or major or minor university studies in TESOL
|Closing July 21|
|Environmental Science||Major or minor study in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resource Management, Environmental||Open|
|Environmental Studies||Major or minor study in Environmental Studies.||Closing July 21|
|Geography||Major or minor study in Geography||Closing July 21|
|Geology/Earth Science||Major or minor study in Geology/Earth Science.||Open|
|Health||Major or minor study covering the areas of Health, Human Development, Family and Nutrition (includes Nursing)||Closing July 21|
|History||Major or minor study in History||Closing July 21|
|Information Technology||Major or minor study in Information Technology or Coding||Open|
|Legal Studies||Major or minor study in Legal Studies.||Closing July 21|
|LOTE: Chinese (Mandarin); French; German; Indonesian; Italian; Spanish; Japanese||Major study in the language
Note: Native speakers of the language may seek a statement of equivalence from an Australian university to verify that their knowledge and competence in the language meets the standard of a major level study in the language
|Closing July 21|
|Mathematics||Major or minor study in Mathematics (Statistics is accepted as Mathematics provided it is taken within a Mathematics Department)
Applicants with Business/Commerce backgrounds, who have completed studies in Mathematics and Business Statistics, may also be eligible for Mathematics.
Eligible applicants from Business/Commerce backgrounds, wishing to qualify for Mathematics, must satisfy the following:
|Media Studies||Major or minor study in Media Studies||Closing July 21|
|Music||– Major study in Music which includes Practical Music; or
– major study in Music together with AMEB Grade VI or Year 12 Practical Music; or
– major study in Music which includes Practical Music specialising in one or more musical instruments
|Closing July 21|
|Outdoor Education||Major in Outdoor Education (including environmental studies and outdoor recreational activities).||Closing July 21|
|Physical Education||Major or minor study in Physical Education.||Closing July 21|
|Physics||Major or minor study in Physics (including Engineering) or Electronics||Open|
|Politics (including International Relations)||Major or minor study in Politics.||Closing July 21|
|Science||– Major or minor study in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science (Geology), Environmental Science or Physics (including Engineering)
– together with a part in another one of these areas of study
|Studies Of Society And Environment (SOSE)/Humanities||Major or minor study in one of the following: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Politics or Sociology||Closing July 21|
|Visual Arts||Major or minor study in Visual Arts including Art Theory/History and a major study in a Practical Studio area||Closing July 21|
Learning area: Our university partner offers training and support in subject areas that are in demand for Associate teaching placements. Applicants determine the learning area(s) they are eligible for by analysing their university transcript(s) to understand where a course of study taken at university aligns.
One year of study: In most Australian university courses, this is eight units taken at a full-time load.
Major study: A total of three quarters of a year of successful full-time university study (or part-time equivalent), usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over three years. In most Australian courses, this equates to six units, with two or more units at second year level, and no less than two at a third year level.
Minor study: A total of half a year of successful full-time university study (or part time equivalent), usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over two years. In most Australian courses, this equates to four units, with no less than two at a second year level.
Part: A total of one quarter of a year of successful full-time university study (or part time equivalent). In most Australian courses, this equates to two units.