Immediate Impact Network

Not graduating or eligible for the Leadership Development Program yet? Build your skills and make an impact now with opportunities through our Immediate Impact Network.


Virtual experience programs

  • Online modules and practice tasks providing an in-depth look at what life as an Associate with Teach For Australia looks like
  • No previous work experience required
  • Free of charge and self-paced so you are able to set your own goals

Lead-Up Education Experience

  • Two day experience over summer
  • Gain insight into our Leadership Development Program
  • See the life of a Teach For Australia Associate
  • Kick-start your career and have a chance to lead up in a new way
  • Open to first-, second- and third-year university students

01 About the network

The Immediate Impact Network is a group of well-rounded and passionate individuals who have the desire to use their careers to create change, wherever they are.

While you need at least a Bachelor’s Degree to apply for the Leadership Development Program, the Immediate Impact Network is a group of first-, second- and third-year university students, as well as curious career changers who are interested in orienting their career towards social change and equity, including educational equity.

02 Virtual experience

Are you interested in the Leadership Development Program and want to find out more about what it’s like? Our three virtual experience programs give you an in-depth look at what life as a teacher looks like with Teach For Australia.

They require no previous work experience, are 100% free and are self-paced so you are able to set your own goals.

In a few in-depth modules and practice tasks, you’ll learn how to inspire students, build a community, and create the building blocks towards educational equity.

Whether you’re working through your education, still exploring opportunities, or want to build a strong skill set, this program is made for you.

These programs are designed to highlight three different components of the Teach For Australia experience.


03 Lead-Up Education Experience

Use your summer to kick-start your career, grow your leadership, and develop a deep understanding of the on-the-ground issues that confront the education of Australia’s young people on our two-day Lead-Up Education Experience.

Through this two-day experience, you will gain insight into our one-of-a-kind graduate Leadership Development Program, see the life of a Teach For Australia Associate, and have a chance to lead up in a new way.

You will learn how Associates combine training, work and life; you’ll see how even young leaders can create immediate impact; and you will grow your own leadership capacity by working with like-minded individuals on a proposal to give students access to the education all young people deserve.

The impact you have could be immediate. We’ll also give you the lowdown on how to apply for the Leadership Development Program and which subjects will help you step into the classroom.

Over the two days you will:

  • Engage in dialogue with teachers, students and leaders to deepen your understanding of issues they are facing, and how they are working to address these problems.
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team of students and an Alumni mentor to propose a plan to address these issues.
  • Perfect your presentation skills using the techniques for engagement that teachers use every day and present your proposal to leaders in the education and social enterprise sector.
  • Work on your own leadership skills in areas like building teams, creating shared goals, maintaining motivation, and leveraging others’ insights to find innovative solutions.

‘The experience will take place on 24-25 November 2021. Due to COVID-19 the experience will take place entirely online.

04 Eligibility

To participate you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a university program other than Education.
  • Be scheduled to graduate by the end of 2022.

We welcome people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. At Teach For Australia, we believe that education should include everybody.

We recognise, celebrate and hope to integrate a diverse group of students into our programs. This experience is no different.

We encourage you to apply if you enjoy working with others, are interested in how education can help change the world for the better or enjoy learning from others.

We welcome applications from those who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, are from a refugee background, are LGBTQI or have experienced barriers in their own education.

05 Applications

Applications are closed. Click the express your interest button to find out more about the program.

Meet Jun

Jun wanted to do something meaningful and impactful in his life. Originally from Brisbane, he was considering his career options in law and diplomacy, but teaching wasn’t on his list… until he learned about Teach For Australia.