In Australia, children from the lowest income households are on average three years behind in school. Teach For Australia is an innovative non-profit organisation and part of a global movement dedicated to developing leadership in classrooms and communities to ensure all children achieve their potential.

We recruit Australia's future leaders into the classroom and inspire, connect and empower them to a lifetime of action towards educational equity.

Over two years, Associates:

  • teach at a school serving a low socioeconomic community, with full salary and benefits;
  • earn a Master of Teaching (Secondary)(Professional Practice) through ACU on an assisted scholarship;
  • participate in targeted professional development that is tailored to experience and context; and
  • receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring to accelerate personal, professional and academic growth.

Over two years, Associates teach in subject areas directly related to previous studies and in accordance with the subject requirements of placement schools. All Associates teach secondary school level classes ranging from Year 7 to 12.

Where we work

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

We currently place in secondary schools 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 the candidate, 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.

Eligibility requirements

  • Candidates must be a citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.
  • Candidates must have completed (or be in the final stage of completing) at least a Bachelor Degree in any discipline by the end of 2019.
  • Candidates must not already have a Degree in Education (That is, you are completing or have recently completed a degree with a major in a learning area taught in high school (i.e. maths, English, science, geography, history, foreign languages, music, science or art).
  • Candidates must have already completed (or be on track to successfully complete) a major study in at least one of the currently open learning areas. Learning areas are based on degree specialisations and close as we fill vacancies. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure their area of study is still accepting applications.


We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to help find solutions to one of the greatest challenges facing our nation.

Challenge yourself to make a difference. Apply today!

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