Application workshop: The “Leadership and achievement” competency

23 August 2018

Through the selection process, candidates are assessed against eight competencies based on evidence of effectiveness in the classroom. In this series, we explore how to best address each of these competencies in your application.


Do you set, pursue and achieve ambitious goals?

If you tick all of these boxes, then Teach For Australia’s Leadership Development Program might be right for you. The Leadership Development program pushes participants’ boundaries – and tests resilience, problem-solving and organisational and planning ability like no other.

Throughout the selection process, candidates are rigorously assessed against eight competencies. The “Leadership and achievement” competency is your chance to show us exactly how you have used your leadership skills to deliver measurable results.

A candidate who meets the benchmark in this competency can demonstrate that they have gained significant and measurable results either at work, within a team, at university or through extracurricular activities.

Remember to portray your results in a way that will make you stand out from the rest of the applicants. We want to know about your most up-to-date examples of how you have worked collaboratively in any aspect of your life to deliver on the goals that you have set. Explain those goals, and delineate specifically how you reached them.

Don’t be modest: we know that it can sometimes be difficult to talk yourself up, but now is the time to step out of your comfort zone and let us know of some of the great achievements that you have delivered.

Reach out to one of our Recruitment and Advocacy Managers to learn more about how to address “Leadership and achievement” or any of the other competencies. They are here to help you craft the best application you can, and they can discuss how your experiences might best align to our competencies.

Best of luck with your application and possibly, the start of this life-changing journey!


Read more Application Workshops:

– The “Communication and influencing ability” competency
– The “Learning and self-evaluation” competency
– The “Commitment to mission” competency
– The “Problem-solving” competency
– The “Organisational and planning ability” competency
– The “Humility, respect and empathy” competency
– The “Resilience” competency

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