High-achieving teachers and graduates, receive professional development and support as you fast track your pathway to school principalship.

Accelerate your path to school principalship with the FASTstream program

About the FASTstream program

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 accelerate their career to school principalship, with participants being skilled, supported and equipped to lead our schools of the future within 10 years.

Commencing in 2022, 50 FASTstream participants from across NSW will receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring from current school leaders, whilst completing placements that are tailored to their individual development needs 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.

All FASTstream participants will be appointed to a permanent teaching position in NSW Education.

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Find out more

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