Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for a Teach and Learn Scholarship (High Demand Subject Areas) in mathematics, physics, engineering studies, agriculture, industrial technology – metal and/or industrial technology - timber, you must:

  1. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Have a current permanent full-time teaching approval with the NSW Department of Education.
  3. Have a minimum of one-year full-time equivalent teaching experience, or have completed 203 casual/temporary teaching days.
  4. Be enrolled in or committed to enrolling in studies for Semester 1, 2024, that will meet the department’s and NESA’s academic requirements.
  5. Be supported by a recommendation from your current school principal and one other referee.
  6. Be willing to enter into a Scholarship Agreement, a legally binding agreement that outlines the responsibilities of both the scholarship recipient and the department.
  7. Be willing to complete the required studies within the maximum two-year period.
  8. Be willing to accept appointment as a permanent full-time teacher in a NSW public school on completion of studies, or remain in your current permanent appointment if you are working in a central school or high school, for a minimum period of three years.
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