Our offices are located in Melbourne and Perth, with teams based across the country.
We’re a passionate, professional and ambitious team, working together to close the education gap.

About us

  • Located in Melbourne and Perth, with teams based across the country.
  • A dynamic and growing not-for-profit organisation.
  • Passionate, professional and ambitious team, working together to close the education gap.
  • Flexible and inclusive workplace culture with a focus on work/life balance.

There is a three year achievement gap between Australia’s best and worst performing school students. Worse, this gap is largely defined by socioeconomic, geographic and ethnic lines. Teach For Australia’s vision is of an Australia, where all children, regardless of background, attain an excellent education.

We work towards this vision by recruiting highly competent individuals from diverse academic backgrounds and training and developing them to become exceptional teachers and inspirational leaders that meet the needs of schools in low socioeconomic communities and the broader education system.

The Australian Government Department of Education is a major supporter of the Teach For Australia initiative.

Teach For Australia is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its people. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our roles. Please note that candidates must have the right to work in Australia. 

Current vacancies

Head of People & Culture

Employment type: Full time (maximum term contract to 31 Dec 2022, with the possibility of extension in line with funding)

Location: National

About the position

This is a true HR generalist role, covering all human resource management components. The role straddles both strategic and operational activity. As the People & Culture functional lead this role works closely with the Executive Leadership Team to design HR strategy that aligns to achieving organisational goals, and through business partnering, works closely with People Managers in the delivery of HR strategy.

Being a true generalist role we don’t expect you to be an expert across all aspects of HR. While we are seeking the right person to hit the ground running, we will invest in you (and your team’s) development growth and enable you to identify and source additional expertise when required.

You can read the full advert and position description here.

How to apply

  1. Apply here, by 11:59pm on Sunday 31 January 2021, and
  2. Email your CV to, with the subject line ‘Application: Head of People & Culture” (ensure your CV is clearly labelled with your full name).

Please email all queries to

Associate, Teach For Australia’s Leadership Development Program

Employment type: Full time

About the position

We believe that to achieve systemic change, inspirational leaders are needed in schools, communities, business and government. Through the Leadership Development Program, we recruit outstanding individuals with academic expertise as well as a range of skills and experience to become ‘Associates’ who commit to teach in an educationally disadvantaged school for at least two years.

By the end of the program, you will have earned a nationally accredited Master of Teaching (Secondary) (Professional Practice) degree on scholarship, all the while earning a full salary and benefits for the duration of the program. Learn more about the program here.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for Cohort 2021.

Get notified when applications re-open by registering your interest. We’ll ask for your contact and background information to confirm your eligibility for the program. If you’re eligible, we’ll be in touch!