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.
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.
|Biology||Open||Major or Minor study in Biology. Includes genetics, human biology, microbiology, botany, and zoology.|
|Business Management||Closed on 18 April 2021||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 in Minor in Chemistry. Includes biochemistry.|
|Drama||Closing Soon||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||Regional Placements Only||Major or Minor in Economics|
|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||Regional Placements Only||Major or Minor in Geography|
|Health||Closed||Major or Minor study with subjects covering:
· Human Development
· Family and Health
|History||Regional Placements Only||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||Closing Soon||Major in the language. We currently are able to place the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
Native speakers of the language may seek a statement of equivalence from an Australian university.
|Legal Studies||Closed||Major or Minor in Legal Studies
Does not include criminology
|Maths* (Including Engineering)||Open||Major or Minor study in Mathematics; can include engineering|
|Media||Closed||Major or Minor study in Media Studies
Can include Journalism and Communications units.
|Music*||Closed on 18 April 2021||Major study in Music which includes Practical Music|
|Outdoor Education||Open||Major in Outdoor Education (including environmental studies and outdoor recreational activities).
A current first aid certificate is required.
|Physical Education||Closed on 18 April 2021||Major study in Physical Education.
Units must include:
|Physics||Open||Major or Minor in Physics; includes electronics and some engineering|
|Politics||Regional Placements Only||Major or Minor study in Politics|
|Psychology||Regional Placements Only, Closed on 18 April 2021||Major or Minor study in Psychology|
|TESOL||Closed||Major or Minor in EITHER Linguistics OR second language OR appropriate TESOL Studies|
|Visual Arts*||Closing soon||Major in relevant area(s) of Art which includes at least 25% practical Art units.|
*For subjects marked with an asterisk, your major and your minor can be from the same learning area.
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.
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.