Rural Experience Program
The Rural Experience Program provides an opportunity for permanent teachers to take part in a short-term placement in a Rural and Remote school.
Applications for the 2022 Rural Experience Program will be opening soon!
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Placements are created by principals and are fully or co-funded by the Rural and Remote Education initiative in cooperation with placement host rural schools. Placements are extra to the establishment at the host rural school. An allowance of $500 per week is available to teachers for the duration of their placement.
Contact the Rural Experience team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 7814 3820
Teaching in NSW rural and remote schools
Under the Rural and Remote Education Strategy (2021 - 2024), the department is implementing a number of initiatives to support rural and remote schools.
At Teach NSW teachers can explore rural and remote destinations (including the benefits and incenties and subsidies, allowance and bonuses available to rural teachers) and find out more about other available programs.
Qualified teachers from other systems, states or overseas locations can find details on how to teach in NSW public schools at Teach NSW.
Professional experience placements in rural and remote schools are available to eligible final year pre-service techers. Information about this can be found on the Pre-service teacher resources page. For further details, email ProfessionalExperience@det.nsw.edu.au