Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria to apply for a Teach and Learn Scholarship (Specialist Teaching Areas).

Teach and Learn Scholarship (Specialist Teaching Areas) for Temporary Teachers

To be eligible to apply for a Teach and Learn Scholarship (Specialist Teaching Areas) for Temporary Teachers, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a current permanent teaching approval with the NSW Department of Education.
  • Be one of the following:
    • Currently employed in a teacher librarian, careers adviser or EAL/D teaching position (minimum 0.6 FTE) and have been teaching in the specialist teaching position for at least 12 months or
    • Currently engaged on a 12-month temporary contract in a teacher librarian, careers adviser or EAL/D teaching position (minimum 0.6 FTE).
  • Be continuing or commencing an approved postgraduate qualification in teacher librarianship, career education or in EAL/D or TESOL, in Semester 1, 2022, to be completed by no later than end of 2023.
  • Be willing to enter into a Scholarship Agreement, a legally binding agreement that outlines the responsibilities of both the scholarship recipient and the department.
  • Be willing to complete the required studies within the agreed time frame (maximum of two years).
  • Be committed to actively seeking employment within NSW public schools in the specialist teaching area of your scholarship.

Teach and Learn Scholarship (Specialist Teaching Areas) for Appointed Teachers

To be eligible to apply for a Teach and Learn Scholarship (Specialist Teaching Areas) for Appointed Teachers, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be one of the following:
    • Be recommended for a permanent teacher librarian, careers adviser or EAL/D teaching position (minimum 0.6 FTE) following merit selection and be currently undertaking, or planning to enrol in the next semester, in an approved postgraduate qualification in teacher librarianship, career education or EAL/D or TESOL or
    • Be permanently appointed to a permanent teacher librarian, careers adviser or EAL/D teaching position (minimum 0.6 FTE) and be currently undertaking, or planning to enrol in the next semester, in an approved postgraduate qualification in teacher librarianship, career education or EAL/D or TESOL.
  • Be willing to enter into a Scholarship Agreement, a legally binding agreement that outlines the responsibilities of both the scholarship recipient and the department.
  • Be willing to complete the required studies within the agreed time frame specified as part of your conditions of permanent employment.
  • Be willing to remain in your current permanent full-time teaching position following completion of studies for a minimum period of three years.
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