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Applications re-open April 29

Ready to make a real impact?

Help us fight educational inequity. Join our Leadership Development Program and you could be teaching in one of our amazing communities in January 2025.

Applications re-open April 29

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Leadership Development Program Handbook
2024 – 2025

We’ve brought together everything you’ll want to know about the Leadership Development Program into one place – from eligibility and applying, to placement and a program map. Download the 2024-2025 Handbook for a one-stop-shop of information to help your decision.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

In Australia, the postcode you’re born in can radically impact your whole future. It shouldn’t.

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.

To grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australia.

An Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future.

TFA exists to pursue equity in education for every child. Our values keep us grounded in the things that matter most – they define who we are and how we operate. They are our filter for making decisions and working together as we advance our purpose and bring our strategy to life

Our Programs

Become a Teacher

Join our Leadership Development Program and gain your Master of Teaching while working in the classroom in a community where you’re needed most.

  • Two-year program
  • Earn a full salary and benefits
  • 1:1 leadership coaching and mentoring
Become a Partner School

Hire a Leadership Development Program Associate to teach at your school while they undertake their Master of Teaching.

  • Specialist subject area expertise
  • Two years minimum placement
  • Comprehensive support provided
Become a Leader

Kickstart your career aspirations with our Future Leaders Program designed for rural, regional or remote educators.

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • One-year professional development program
  • Open to eligible K-12 educators
Where we place – Leadership Development Program

Northern Territory

Although the Territory is vast, the Associate and Alumni community is close, with thriving communities in and around Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, as well as more remote locations such as Maningrida in Arnhem Land.

Placements in Darwin and surrounds consists of suburban Darwin, Palmerston and Humpty Doo.

NT regional hub placements include larger regional hubs such as Katherine (Top End) and Alice Springs (Central).

NT remote and very remote placements are in remote communities and isolated towns in Arnhem Land and the Barkly Region.

South Australia

We placed our first Associates through our Leadership Development Program in South Australia in 2021.

South Australian placements are in regional centres and rural towns from Roxby Downs, Port Lincoln (Eyre Peninsula) up through Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Pirie (Spencer Gulf) and Mount Gambier.


Teach For Australia places Associate teachers in a diverse range of schools and varied communities across Tasmania, ranging from larger regional centres such as Hobart or Launceston, through to a more remote environment on Tasmania’s West Coast.

Placements are available in Tasmania Hobart, Launceston and surrounding areas.

Tasmania regional placements are in the north central coast of Tasmania (excluding Launceston), the north-west and east coast.

Tasmania outer regional placements are in Queenstown (west coast Tasmania).


Teach For Australia’s story started in Victoriathe first placement state for our Leadership Development Program.

Melbourne placements are in Melbourne metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs, from Hoppers Crossing and Melton in the west to Whittlesea in the north, Narre Warren in the south east and Mornington Peninsula in the South.

Victoria regional city placements are in regional cities and surrounding areas, including towns such as Bendigo, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura, Shepparton and Warrnambool.

Victoria regional town placements include towns spread across Victoria with populations ranging from 100-10,000 people, in regions from the South-West Coast, the Mallee, High Country and East Gippsland.

Western Australia

Western Australia is our fastest-growing placement state, where the challenges and opportunities differ widely between regions.

Perth and surrounds includes bustling suburbs to quieter semi-rural areas. This area is divided into the South and North Metropolitan education regions.

WA regional placements ranges from small cities, larger regional towns, small rural towns and small towns, all exist across the Mid West, Wheatbelt, South-west, Kalgoorlie and Esperance regions.

WA remote & very remote placements are in regions such as the Pilbara and the Kimberley.


Where you live shouldn’t dictate your future

In Australia, the postcode that you’re born in can radically impact your future. We want to change that forever. Enter a postcode below to see how it ranks for education opportunities and inequity.
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Teach For Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands across Australia and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.