FASTstream program applications now open

Join the FASTstream program and fast-track your career to school principalship.

28 April 2021
Female teacher in a school hallway, holding a laptop.
Image: The FASTstream program can fast-track the careers of our future public school leaders.

The NSW Department of Education is committed to ensuring that every student, every teacher, every leader and every school improves every year. We know that excellence in leadership is a crucial factor in determining student and school success, so to ensure our school communities have strong future leaders, the department has developed the FASTstream program.

The FASTstream program is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced teachers to fast-track their career to school principalship, with participants being skilled, supported and equipped to lead our schools of the future within 10 years.

Commencing in Term 1 2022, 50 FASTstream participants from across NSW will be appointed to permanent teaching positions with NSW Education.

Successful applicants will receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring from current school leaders, whilst completing placements and developing their professional practice. The School Leadership Institute will also provide FASTstream participants with evidence-informed professional development and training.

As boosting the supply of high-quality teachers in regional locations is a key priority for the department, participants will experience teaching and leading within regional NSW public school contexts as they hone their professional leadership and management practices.

FASTstream applications are open to:

  • Current teachers in NSW public schools, and other educational systems in Australia.
  • Final year initial teacher education students.

If you would like to fast-track your public education career and make a difference as a future school leader, submit your application by Sunday, 30 May 2021.

To find out more about the FASTstream program, please visit the teach.NSW website and view the video.

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