Find answers to the questions most frequently asked about program details and eligibility for the Beyond the Line Program.


Second and third-year Bachelor of Education students and Master of Teaching students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for the Beyond the Line Program.

Beyond the Line allows students the opportunity to explore and experience teaching in regional, rural and remote NSW public schools.

Students with an interest in teaching in rural regions, can expand their employment opportunities by making valuable connections with schools and being supported to undertake their internship/final practicum placement in a regional, rural or remote NSW public school.

In 2024, the Beyond the Line Program will support 200 participants across four study tours.

  • Study tour 1: Monday 4 March to Friday 8 March 2024
  • Study tour 2: Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2024
  • Study tour 3: Monday 9 September to Friday 13 September 2024
  • Study tour 4: Monday 25 November to Friday 29 November 2024

The trip will span across 5 days, commencing from Parramatta on Monday and returning to Parramatta on Friday. Participants will be responsible for their journey to and from Parramatta upon trip commencement and trip completion.

Participants will have accommodation, meals and planned activities paid for by the NSW Department of Education. Participants are welcome to bring their own funds to make additional purchases throughout the trip.

The requirements related to professional experience placements are determined by tertiary education providers. Please contact your University’s professional experience coordinator for information and advice.


Application process

Applications for study tours 1 and 2 are currently open. Please submit your application by 11:59pm (AEDT) 17 November 2023. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

If you miss the application closing date, please subscribe to receive program updates. This will ensure you are notified of future Beyond the Line Program opportunities.


Selection process

Following the application closing date, a selection panel will meet to assess applications received, in line with the eligibility criteria and objectives of the program.

All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be informed of their outcome by email.

Unsuccessful applicants may choose to apply again for future trips.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email and provided with a checklist of supporting documents required.


Contact us

If you have not found the answers to your questions in the above FAQs, please contact the program team via beyondtheline@det.nsw.edu.au


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