Learning areas

Learning areas are the subjects you are qualified to teach. Check this page to see if your learning areas are currently open for applications.


To be eligible for the Leadership Development Program, candidates must be able to enrol in at least two* learning areas

We are committed to placing subject specialists in classrooms that need them. However placement within a school depends on both school demand as well as what you are qualified to teach, known as your 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.

*In most cases, you will need to be eligible for two learning areas, but for some subjects you only need one. Please refer to the table below.

Learning areas

Find out if your learning area(s) are currently open for applications

Applications for our Leadership Development Program are currently closed and will re-open on 18 February 2021. Please check back later to see learning area status.

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 Date
Biology Open
Business Management Open
Chemistry Open
Drama Open
Earth Science Open
Economics Regional Placements Only 18-Feb
English Literature* Open
Environmental Science Open
Geography Regional Placements Only 18-Feb
Health CLOSED 18-Feb
History Regional Placements Only 18-Feb
ICT & Digital Technology Open
Languages other than English Open
Legal Studies CLOSED 18-Feb
Maths* (Including Engineering) Open
Media CLOSED 18-Feb
Music* Open
Outdoor Education Open
Physical Education Open
Physics (Including Engineering) Open
Politics Regional Placements Only 18-Feb
Psychology Regional Placements Only 18-Feb
Visual Arts* Open

*For subjects marked with an asterisk, your major and your minor can be from the same learning area.