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Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Teach For Australia

The Leadership Development Program pushes participants’ boundaries and tests resilience, problem solving and organisational and planning ability like no other. Throughout the selection process, candidates are rigorously assessed against eight competencies.

Eligibility requirements

Candidates must be a citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia. Candidates must have completed (or be in the final stage of completing) at least a Bachelor Degree in any discipline by the end of 2019.

Candidates must not already have a Degree in Education. Candidates must have already completed (or be on track to successfully complete) a major study in at least one of the currently open learning areas. Learning areas are based on degree specialisations and close as we fill vacancies. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure their area of study is still accepting applications.

Selection criteria

Teach For Australia Associates don’t start out as teachers – in fact, they come from all academic disciplines and a variety of backgrounds. Teaching may or may not be something that you have previously considered. We look for well-rounded and passionate individuals who have the qualities to create change, inside the classroom and beyond.

Through the selection process, candidates are assessed against eight competencies based on evidence of effectiveness in the classroom.

  • Leadership and achievement
  • Commitment to mission
  • Communication and influencing ability
  • Problem solving
  • Organisational and planning ability
  • Resilience
  • Humility, respect and empathy
  • Learning and self-evaluation


We recognise that these competencies can be developed through a range of experiences and all applications are looked at holistically. We harness different perspectives, experiences and talents in order to continually learn and best serve our culturally diverse school communities.

We are committed to ensuring that all applicants are treated fairly and with respect, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion or ability. We are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process to accommodate your particular circumstances.

Learn more about our eligibility requirements and selection criteria on our website: http://teachforaustralia.org/join-tfa/ldp/eligibility-selection-criteria/


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