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Make Inspiring Your Day Job

The most exciting part about being a teacher is inspiring young people. When you join our Leadership Development Program, you’re beginning a career that will see you travel to classrooms in amazing communities across Australia to do just that. Be a real inspiration to young people.

Applications now open.

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Ready to change lives? Start here.

For over 12 years, Teach for Australia has offered its Leadership Development Program for one simple reason – to develop future educators and leaders to give students the knowledge, skills and confidence to be the best they can be. And we can only do it thanks to extraordinary people like you. The good news is, you’ll also benefit from day one with:
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An immediate teaching role where you have an impact from day one
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A full salary with great benefits as you learn
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On-the-job learning leading to your Master’s degree in 2 years
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One-to-one support from exceptional leaders


We only make a difference because you do

Great teachers change lives, and through our Leadership Development and Future Leaders Programs we work to break the cycle of educational inequity for students across Australia.

We recruit exceptional graduates, career changers and future leaders into the classroom to inspire, connect and empower. Partnering exclusively with schools serving low socioeconomic communities, we work in the regions and communities that need us the most. We focus on two main areas: outstanding teacher quality and skilled leadership.

Are you ready to make a difference?

of participants complete the program

partner schools in 7 state/territories

of all Alumni believe they would not be in the same position in their career today, had they not completed a Teach For Australia program

of all Alumni believe that TFA’s programs directly improved their leadership capabilities

Hear from our Alumni

Here’s what some of our graduates have to say about studying and working with TFA.

It’s been an amazing opportunity because, without it, I simply couldn’t have made that career transition from public servant to teacher.
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Moneka Knight
I worked with students from migrant and refugee backgrounds in a variety of contexts – from Grade 6 Maths to university-level International Law. I’d leave those sessions feeling thrilled with the knowledge and experiences we shared.
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Dev Ansh Tiwari


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.


Did you know?

Just 15, but already 3 years behind

By age 15, children from low socioeconomic households are on average three years behind in school than their peers from higher socioeconomic backgrounds. And sometimes they never get the opportunity to catch up at all. We want to change that.

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We want to hear from your school

We’d love your school to partner with us and help fight educational inequity. When you hire a TFA teacher, (called an Associate) they come with subject area expertise, exceptional leadership qualities, an innovation mindset, and genuine enthusiasm, to help to make a positive impact on your students – and your school.

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Learn more about the impact we create

Despite our prosperity and our positioning as a place where everyone has a ‘fair go’, it’s a sad fact that Australia has one of the most inequitable education systems in the developed world. Here you can learn more about what’s happening – and why.

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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.