We place Associates exclusively in schools serving low socioeconomic communities, working in the regions and communities that need the most support.

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The Placement Process

Working in close collaboration with fellow Associates, teachers, school leaders and the community, participants are generally placed in a cluster within the same school and schools nearby, increasing the opportunity for impact within the communities we operate in.

Conditional offer

If you are successful at a Selection Day, we will extend you a conditional offer.

School matching

Once you accept your offer, we work with you and with schools to match you to a teaching position by the end of December 2020.


Congratulations! Once you’ve been placed, we encourage you to connect with your school and plan for potential relocation before commencing teaching in early 2021.

Teach where you’re needed

We work in regions and communities where Associates can have the most impact, which often leads to once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to live in exciting and diverse regions of Australia. We currently place in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.


Candidates are able to preference by state and/or metropolitan, regional and/or remote locations – but the more flexible you are, the more likely we will be able to successfully find a placement. While we are able to sometimes place Associates near where they currently live, for many Associates, school placement requires relocation.

The placement process begins in September and runs through until December. We exist to meet school demand and the majority of placements are confirmed by mid-November. However, a number of Associates commence training at National Initial Intensive before their placement is confirmed.