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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.

Requirements

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. To be eligible for the Leadership Development Program, candidates must be able to enroll in at least two learning areas* provided as part of the master provided by our university partner.

The learning areas you’re eligible to enroll in depend on your prior academic study. During the selection process, Teach For Australia will assess your transcripts to determine your possible enrolment areas. Each learning area has specific requirements (set by regulatory bodies) that all candidates must meet in order to be eligible.

Learning areas close progressively throughout the year, when we accept enough candidates to meet school demand. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to ensure we are still accepting applications for your learning areas. You may submit an application if at least one of your learning areas is open. If you have any questions about learning areas, please reach out to a Recruitment and Advocacy manager.


Learning areas

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

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 Requirements
Biology Open Major or Minor study in Biology. Includes genetics, human biology, microbiology, botany, and zoology.
Business Management CLOSED on 3 April Major or Minor study in Business Management. Usually does not include pure human resources management or marketing degrees; does not include project management degrees.
Chemistry Open Major or Minor in Chemistry. Includes biochemistry.
Drama Open Major or Minor in Drama, Performance Studies (Drama) or Theatre Studies (including practical Drama).
Earth Science Open Major or Minor in Earth Science. Includes geology.
Economics Open Major or Minor in Economics. Does not include finance.
English Literature* Open Major or Minor in English; must have at least two units of English Literature. May include some media or writing.
Environmental Science Open Major or Minor in Environmental Science. Includes areas such as: environmental science, environmental engineering, natural resource management, environmental management, biological sciences, chemistry, geography, and earth science.
Geography Open Major or Minor in Geography. May include Environmental Studies.
Health CLOSED on 20 June Major or Minor study with subjects covering:
· Health, and
· Human Development, and
· Family and Health, and
· Nutrition
History Open Major or Minor study in History. Does not include Art History.
ICT & Digital Technology Open Major or Minor in Information Technology. Must include units in coding.
Languages other than English Open Major in the language. We currently are able to place the following languages: Aboriginal languages, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

Native language speakers may seek a statement of equivalence from an Australian university.

Legal Studies CLOSED on 3 April Major or Minor in Legal Studies. Does not include criminology.
Maths* (Including Engineering) Open Major or Minor study in Mathematics; can include engineering. May include some statistics taught in non-maths department.
Media CLOSED on 20 June Major or Minor study in Media Studies. Can include Journalism and Communications units. Does not include photography.
Music* Open Major study in Music which includes Practical Music.
Outdoor Education CLOSED on 20 June Major in Outdoor Education (including environmental studies and outdoor recreational activities).

A current first aid certificate is required.

Physical Education Open Major study in Physical Education.

Units must include:
· Human Development, Nutrition, or Health
· Current First Aid certificate
· Current AusSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Certificate
· Proof of Skills acquisition: fundamental motor skills, ball handling, dance, games, fitness education, athletics, aquatics, sport education

Physics Open Major or Minor in Physics; includes electronics and some engineering.
Politics Open Major or Minor study in Politics. May include some International Relations units.
Psychology Open Major or Minor study in Psychology.
TESOL Open Major or Minor in Linguistics OR second language OR appropriate TESOL Studies.
Visual Arts* Open Major in relevant area(s) of Art which includes at least 25% practical Art units. Includes areas such as: Ceramics, Computer generated arts, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Textiles Wood & Metal.

*All candidates must have at least one major in a single learning area; the second learning area can be a major or a minor. For subjects marked with an asterisk, your major and minor can be from the same learning areas.

Definitions

Major: A total of ¾ of a year of full-time university study (or part-time equivalent). In most Australian courses, this equates to six units. You must also have two or more units at second-year level and at least two at a third-year level.

Minor: A half-year of full-time university study (or part-time equivalent). In most Australian courses, this equates to four units. You must have at least two units at a second-year level.