Apply for the Rural Experience Program

Have you considered teaching in rural or remote NSW? Applications are now open for the Rural Experience Program.

Have you considered teaching in rural or remote NSW? Would you like to experience the benefits of living and working in a rural or remote location prior to making a permanent move? If so, the Rural Experience Program could be for you.

Permanent NSW Department of Education teachers with Proficient Teacher accreditation and a minimum of two years' teaching experience are eligible to apply for temporary placements commencing Term 1, 2022.

Successful applicants will be eligible for a program allowance consisting of $500 (gross) at the commencement of their placement and $500 (gross) per week in addition to their teaching salary for the duration of their placement.

With 100 placements available for 2022, there's never been a better time to apply.

To find out more about participating schools and locations, visit the Rural Experience Program webpage, read the online guides or email

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