To be eligible to apply for the program, you must meet several criteria.

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Program requirements

All candidates must meet four criteria to be eligible to apply for the Leadership Development program.

  • You must be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident at time of applying (New Zealand citizens must have Australian Permanent Residency at the time of applying);
  • You must hold a Bachelor degree in a discipline other than teaching by end of the year;
  • You must be willing to accept a placement within one of our jurisdictions; and
  • Be able to enrol in at least two* learning areas (see below).

Learning areas

We are committed to placing subject specialists in classrooms that need them. However, placement depends on both school demand and what you are qualified to teach, or learning areas.

The learning areas you’re eligible to enrol in depend on your prior academic study and on your placement jurisdiction. During the selection process, Teach for Australia will assess your transcripts to determine your possible enrolment areas.

Learning areas close as accepted candidates fill our quotas within each learning area. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to ensure we are still accepting applications for your learning area.

Learning Area Status
Biology* Closed
Business Management Closed
Chemistry* Closed
Drama Closed
Earth Science Closed
Economics Closed
English Literature* Closed
Environmental Science Closed
Geography Closed
Health Closed
History Closed
ICT & Digital Technology* Closed
Learning Area Status
Languages other than English* Closed
Legal Studies Closed
Maths* (includes Engineering) Closed
Media Closed
Music* Closed
Outdoor Education Closed
Physical Education Closed
Physics* (includes Engineering) Closed
Politics Closed
Psychology Closed
TESOL Closed
Visual Arts* Closed

*For subjects marked with an asterisk, you only need one learning area.

You can learn more about eligibility for each learning area here. From time-to-time we accept applications outside of these learning areas. If your area is not on the list or if you have any questions, please contact us at apply@teachforaustralia.org.