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

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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


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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Research shows your postcode enjoys educational equity than most.


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